When do we start hating our bodies? I'd say it starts around middle school when we start crowding around mirrors to point out our own flaws. And this continues in adulthood when every fine line starts feeling like neon sign pointing to imperfection. When did we become our own bullies, like Mean Girls? Advertisements tell us that we need hundreds of products to look natural. That we need to … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Loving Yourself
Bodies come in all different shapes and sizes. I’m a big believer that we need to release the concept body perfection. Just make good choices and live a healthy lifestyle. So if you’ve stopped your progress because you’ll never reach perfection, that stops today. Here are 10 weight loss excuses that are not only inaccurate. They’re stopping you from really being able to thrive in your own life. … [Read more...] about 10 Weight Loss Excuses That Are Inexcusable
It never occurred to me that I had stopped being my own life and health advocate. I always found comfort in following others. Whether I thrived or I failed was someone else's responsibility. And where did that leave me? Not where I wanted to be. Change never comes easy. And there is comfort in staying stuck. Looking back, relying on others relieved my stress and made me feel safe. But it … [Read more...] about Be your own life and health advocate
This week I'm talking about something that is super personal for me. Because it is something that I struggle with constantly. No matter how healthy you are, no matter how hard you try to eat a balanced diet, no matter how many hours you spend in the gym, you will probably still fail at this one thing. You will never be perfect. When I was a kid, I was always the last one picked for sports … [Read more...] about You’re Not Perfect. Now Embrace it!
A new year always brings about fresh possibilities and a new health trend. We start with a blank slate. What will happen in the days ahead? Anything is possible. But there is one thing that I know for sure. There will be a new health trend, a bandwagon for everyone to jump upon and a seemingly easy solution to getting into your skinny jeans. What will be the next hot health trend? Your guess is … [Read more...] about My Health Trend Picks for the New Year
r Self image insecurities affect a wide range of people.We're taught from an early age that being a winner has merit. There is pressure to get in the top preschool. There is the focus on winning at little league. And television shows like Toddlers and Tiaras to Dance Moms feature parents fighting for their kid's chance at first place. Many of us grow up with the subliminal messages that … [Read more...] about Healing a Negative Self Image
Body Mass Index is a way to measure whether or not a person is underweight, overweight or normal weight. It is a calculation that evaluates body mass compared to height. It is widely used to determine if people fall within a weight range that is healthy. We are living in a time when people are more obsessed than ever in being thin. The visual images put forth in the media are that of super … [Read more...] about Body Mass Index As Part Of Your Health Equation
So many of us equate rest and relaxation with food. And this may be for good reason. Holidays, weddings, celebrations and get-togethers all tend to surround the act of eating. So you've had a stressful day. First your high paying customer's unrealistic expectations left you with the blame. Then, your eighth grader emphatically screamed that you were ruining his life. Now you're in a fight with … [Read more...] about How To Overcome Overeating When You’re Stressed Out
So, I watched a marathon of Girls season three this weekend. Previously I saw a bit of season two, but this was my first real encounter with this much-discussed show. It was also my first encounter with the most talked about topic of the show: Lena Dunham’s liberal exposure of her naked, very normal, “non-Hollywood” physique. I put the terms Lena Dunham’s nudity in quotation marks on Google and … [Read more...] about The Lesson that Lena Dunham’s Naked Body Taught to Me.