‘self acceptance’

Try A 30 Day Yoga Challenge (Yes, Even Beginners!)

By Lori Wright, CPT

Driving home from a yoga class a few months ago I realized how peacefully happy I felt. The car tailgating me didn’t really bother me, and waiting in line to pay for my groceries felt more amusing than inconvenient. My legs and core felt strong, and my shoulders felt relaxed; I felt taller. I decided I wanted more of this […] Read more »

Try A 30 Day Yoga Challenge

Body Respect: Book Review and Giveaway

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Finding Peace In The War Against Obesity There’s a revolution afoot. It takes on ingrained notions about eating, exercise, weight, health. That counting calories is the best way to avoid consistent overeating and weight gain. That the “no-pain, no gain” approach to exercise is the best way to get fit. That healthy weights are primarily determined by what you eat and how much […] Read more »

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Weight Stigma Awareness Week 2014 Starts Monday!

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Next week marks the third annual Weight Stigma Awareness Week, sponsored by the Binge Eating Disorder Association (of which I am privileged to serve as a board member). Weight Stigma: Judging People By Their Body Size Weight stigma is an insidious yet pervasive problem in today’s world. It comes out of the judgment about body size, the judgment about a […] Read more »

Feeling Good by Connecting to our Bodies

By Lisa Claudia Briggs

Whenever I ask a classful of women here to pull up favorite memories, they pretty much always recall times when they were in their bodies. Foamy waves and salt water and bright sun. Beautiful days on vacation. Walking outside and smelling the breeze and seeing the bright new green of freshly unfurled leaves. Watching the sun go down over just […] Read more »

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