‘Positive Self Talk’

Altering the Equation for Happiness

By Beth Turchi

Remember when you were in school and thought: “Why am I learning all this stuff? I’m never going to use it in the real world!” Well, you were right. Most of it you didn’t ever use. But the learning process developed critical analytical thinking that you most certainly need in life! I bring this up because I was able to […] Read more »

Thinness and Youth DOES NOT Equal Happiness!

‘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