‘Emotional Health’

‘Beach Body’ Ad Sparks Controversy: #AerieReal, Dove & Lane Bryant Challenge Weight Stigma

By Erin Risius, MA

Here we go again Another ad promoting the perfect ‘beach body’ and defining it by parameters that most women can’t attain naturally, let alone healthfully. Dietary supplement maker Protein World is getting international publicity for an ad that’s gone viral – and not in a way they intended. “Are You Beach Body Ready?” This company’s latest ad is aimed at defining […] Read more »

Beach Body Ad Sparks Controversy

The Binge Eating Diaries: I Am More Than What I Eat 

By Jacki Monaco

I forgot how to swim. Tidal waves of never-ending, all-consuming thoughts knocked me down. There was no calm in my ocean – just an overflow of terror, shame, and guilt. I couldn’t carry the weight of my fear or the weight of my body. No matter how hard I tried to float… I kept on sinking. I ran out of breath. […] Read more »

I Am More Than What I Eat

Spring Cleaning Tips to Find Joy In Your Clothes, Body & Life

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

The KonMari Method I’ve recently been reading the KonMari method of “tidying” my house. After 28 years and two (now long-moved-out) kids I’ve, shall we say, filled it a bit.  And it’s driving me crazy. Last summer, I did a giveaway challenge that a Facebook friend started. In July, you had to give (or throw) away a number of things […] Read more »

Spring Cleaning Tips for Body Acceptance

5-Minute Meditations: Thinking and Observing Meditation

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

This Thinking and Observing Meditation is the first in our new 5-Minute Meditations Series! We’re kicking off the series with this short meditation where instead of bringing attention away from thoughts and back to breath, we instead put focused attention on our thoughts, images, sensations, etc. And watch the stream of consciousness. Because of the non-traditional and freeing nature of […] Read more »

5 Minute Meditations - Thinking and Observing Meditation

A Mindful Eating Exercise to Connect With Mother Earth

By June Lupiani, RDN, CSSD

Happy Earth Day! Today is the day that we celebrate and honor our provider Mother Earth. I often find myself dreaming up big ideas on how I will show my fondness and give my due respect on this day, only to recognize the next morning that…alas! I’d fallen short on my commitment to plant a tree or convert that old […] Read more »

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