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Fretting about Weddings: Stop Comparing, Start Celebrating

By Darla Breckenridge on 06/17/2013

At a wedding this weekend I spoke with three single women of varying ages. There was a great deal of fretting displayed by these women as they worked to negotiate the dance floor, the bouquet toss, and shapes and sizes of the other women. But we don’t think you need to be single (or the bride) to experience wedding stress, […] Read more »

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Change Your Brain with Mindfulness

By Darla Breckenridge on 06/10/2013

Have you ever felt so stressed out or frozen from fear that you that you couldn’t think or move or make any decision? This kind of flight or fight stress helps us when our very survival feels threatened. This can be because of too heavy a work load too much of the time, from being afraid day in and day […] Read more »

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Swimsuit Season: Try on Self Compassion

By Darla Breckenridge on 05/27/2013

Memorial Day, officially founded to remember the sacrifices by those in the military who have died while serving their country, has unofficially come to mark the beginning of swimsuit season. As well as the calendar date many women have circled in red for when they want to be “bikini ready.” As it often goes with “diet mentality,” if we’re not […] Read more »

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If You Want to Lose Weight, Listen to It

By Darla Breckenridge on 05/20/2013

In his blog A New Way To Lose Weight: Listen To It, Marc David at the Institute for Psychology of Eating makes a strong case that losing weight for the sake of simply losing weight is incredibly difficult. He says: “Most people who have extra pounds attack their body fat as if it was some foreign and hostile invader. We […] Read more »

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