‘Real Women’s Stories’

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

The Binge Eating Diaries: Dear Food Police

By Jacki Monaco

This blog is dedicated to all of the self-proclaimed members of the Food Police out there. It’s your turn to listen because I’ve had about enough of your false arrests! I’m eating a meal. I’m enjoying the flavors, the textures, the smells, and the company. I’m eating exactly what I’m in the mood for: mindfully and happily. I am content. […] Read more »

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Setting Resolutions to Take Care of Myself

By Lori Wright, CPT

“Inhaling up…exhaling into forward fold,” I instructed my yoga class. As I leaned into the bent over position, I noticed my gnarly toenails and hairy legs. This observation sent me into a soul-searching journey wondering when the last time was that I took care of myself. Are You Putting Yourself Last? I began to realize how often I bumped myself […] Read more »

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Healthy Eating Solutions: Breakfast Smoothies

By Beth Turchi

Baffled by Breakfast That’s me. Growing up, breakfast was always a carb. Cold or hot cereal during the week, with the requisite generous helping of sugar – pancakes, waffles (smothered in syrup) or cinnamon buns (with icing) on the weekends. Maybe some bacon or scrapple. For a real treat, Mom would make cinnamon toast – you remember, white bread toasted […] Read more »

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