Where Successful Weight Management Starts

Successful weight management starts with befriending yourself — body and mind.  That’s the focus of two special weeks at Green Mountain later this month.  They will feature special guest Elesa Commerse, founder of National Meditation Month and co-founder and director of Touching Earth, a Chicago-based mindfulness learning center.  The subject is one that Green Mountain […]

Learning to Love Your Body

Today is Love Your Body Day, a special day for women who struggle with body image and all the things that come out of that — eating struggles, weight problems, lack of self-fulfillment are just a few things that come to mind.  That means it’s a day for most of us because fully 80% of […]

It Happened This Week: Superstars, the Cockroach Effect, & We’re Back!

We’re back on WordPress and life is good.  Well, sorta.  We’ve got a lot of cleaning up to do of “stuff” that occurred during the transfer, but we’re definitely headed in the right direction. Speaking of headed in the right direction, here are some great things we’ve seen come across the web this week that […]

It Happened This Week – Michelle Obama and Gwyneth Paltrow Criticized During NEDA Week

In honor of this being National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, today the focus is on women’s body image in the public eye. And there has been plenty of talk on this topic recently… On his radio show on Monday, Rush Limbaugh criticized Michelle Obama’s dinner. The First Lady, whose wellness initiatives hope to teach children about fitness […]

It Happened This Week – Title X Funding, Aretha Franklin, and Simple Changes for Weight Loss

Many critics this week were decrying the effect proposed legislation might have on women’s health care. Several bills have been proposed recently that would decrease funding or even eradicate the Title X Family Planning program, which Nixon signed into law in 1970 to fund health clinics. One bill would stop all funding to any clinic […]

How Body Image Concerns Lead to Eating & Weight Worry

The title of this post might seem a bit elementary. I mean, isn’t it obvious?  On the surface, maybe yes, but Kathy Kater, LICSW, who I had the privilege of hearing speak at the recent Binge Eating Disorder Association conference, talks about it in a way that illuminates the problem so clearly, I thought it […]

Getting What You Want into Your Life

Meet Michelle from Eating Journey: Confessions of a Reformed Eater.  Besides leading her own personal journey to a better place in her mind and body, Mish is also the creator of the “movement” Exposed that’s all about being okay with our less-than-perfect bodies.  In the below, which she originally shared on A Merry Life (friend […]

Building a Healthier, Happier Body Image with the New Blog Weightless

To start 2010 off, we’re featuring an interview with Margarita Tartakovsky, author of the great new blog Weightless.  Her last post of 2009 gives you a good idea of why we think Weightless is such a great resource:  10 Ways to Celebrate Your Body Year-Round. Q:  You write the great new blog Weightless that you […]

Weighing In: How to Improve Young Girls’ Body Image

Over the weekend, a relative’s daughter lamented that ‘she looked fat.’ Having just started first grade, and in reality being very slim, my young relative demonstrates how insidious the fear of fat can be.  Her mother has weight issues, but is careful not to share her frustration, comment on body sizes, or limit foods but […]