‘Real Women’s Stories’

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 »


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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The Binge Eating Diaries: Springing Forward to Overcome Fitness Setbacks

By Jacki Monaco

AHHH! I’m frustrated! Let me start at the beginning… When Fitness Becomes Boring Over the past couple of months, my movement routine had become a snooze fest. I wasn’t enthusiastic or excited. I was BORED. And to be perfectly honest, I could feel myself getting lazy. I was at that point where I was going to the gym just to say […] Read more »


Fat-Shaming Doesn’t Help Weight Struggles

By Beth Turchi

Beth’s journey continues as she explores from a very personal angle why so many of us struggle with eating and weight in the first place. University College London: Fat-Shaming Study “A new study from University College London evaluated the question: Are people who experience discrimination or negative interactions based on their weight actually encouraged to lose the extra pounds? The answer, […] Read more »

Fat-Shaming Doesn’t Help Weight Struggles

The Binge Eating Diaries: What is Normal Eating?

By Jacki Monaco

My Journey to Healthy Eating I’m allergic to peanuts. I can’t stand the texture of mushrooms. I have equal parts salty and sweet teeth. I think raisins and onions are the perfect combination in a salad. I could eat raw cashews for days. I give kale, apples, and cake 5 stars each. For most of my life, my rapport with […] Read more »

My Journey to Healthy Eating
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