This is a wonderful guest post written by my niece, Jenny Rose, who is also the designer of my beautiful website. I am fortunate to have family members who "get" the damaging and body-shaming messages the media dole out on a daily basis. I came across this sign outside Nutrishop, a vitamins and supplements retailer next door to Chipotle (where I’d just unapologetically eaten 3 tacos). The sign spoke to me: “ARE YOU TIRED OF BEING FAT AND UGLY?” it shouted, ringing caps lock in my head. “Who, me?” I answered. “JUST BE UGLY!” it concluded, its underline signifying that this was … [Read more...] about “Are You Tired of Being Fat And Ugly?” – A Response
Health at Every Size
Relaxing is easier said than done for most of us, but it might just be the key to a healthy heart and soul. When we are under stress, our natural alarm system is turned on and we pump out adrenaline, which results in quicker breathing, a fast heart rate, and a rise in blood pressure. This response, over a prolonged period of time, can result in serious health problems. Mindfulness decreases cortisol levels in the body; this hormone is associated with sugar cravings and overeating. Mindfulness has been defined as, “the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment – and … [Read more...] about Mindfulness and Your Health
Food for Thought: Diets Fuel Disordered Eating It's "National Diet Month." Media ads for the latest and greatest weight loss programs are everywhere. In our weight-obsessed society we lose our ability to enjoy the very foods being served at social events for fear of weight gain. We resolve to be "better" next time, and plan -- Our New Year's Resolution -- THE DIET! Resolve to Try a New Approach: Intuitive Eating We know from years of research that 95% of all diets "fail." Lost weight is generally regained (plus additional weight and body fat) within 3-5 years. It's difficult to … [Read more...] about New Year, Awesome You….FREE webinar…Ring in the New Year with Intuitive Eating!