‘Positive Self Talk’

Inspired by Deflate-Gate: How To Deflate Shame

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

Speaking of deflate-gate…how ‘bout we take a PSI or two out of shame. Ok, sorry for the NFL reference. This is not about football – the game or the ball; it’s not about cheating or lying or lying about cheating. Nor will I divulge whether or not, as a long time New Englander, I’m a PAT’s fan…that’ll initiate a different […] Read more »

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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