‘Positive Self Talk’

Weight Stigma Affects Us All, No Matter What Our Size

By Marsha Hudnall on 09/23/2013

It’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week.  Do you know what you’re thinking about your body?  Chances are, it’s not good — statistics show up to 80% of women are dissatisfied with what they look like.  And in this society, that dissatisfaction is for the most part focused on how much we weigh. It’s no mystery why the focus is on weight.  […] Read more »

Diana Nyad: Never, Ever Give Up

By Lisa Christie on 09/03/2013

I have to admit, I didn’t know much about Diana Nyad before yesterday. But as news updates kept popping up on my screen about her Cuba-to-Key West swim, I became increasingly interested and inspired. When it was reported she could be the first person to complete the swim without a shark cage, I admired her bravery. When she persevered despite […] Read more »

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To Love Your Body, Try This with a Mirror

By Darla Breckenridge on 07/15/2013

“Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year“ tells the story of UCLA doctoral student Kjerstin Gruy’s quest for personal growth and self-acceptance. As she started shopping for wedding dresses during her engagement, she found herself struggling to maintain a positive body image and falling prey to expectations […] Read more »

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Tennis Life Lessons

By Cindy Bishop on 06/28/2013

I’m a bit of a tennis fanatic (isn’t that like being a little bit pregnant?). Not a surprising declaration for those who know me. I started watching tennis, quite by accident, when I was around 12 years old. On a lazy Sunday afternoon (in lieu of watching “The Big Valley,” or “Love, American Style”), I happened to catch Rod Laver […] Read more »

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