Remember, Thanksgiving is just one meal, on one day. Here in the USA, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the unofficial "feasting” season. Whether Aunt Martha talks about how "bad" she is for overeating or Cousin Jack comments on weight, this is a challenging time. It is most challenging for people who are letting go of diets or recovering from an eating disorder. We’ve put together a list … [Read more...] about 8 Strategies for Dealing with Thanksgiving (and Other Holiday Meals!)
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday and folks are getting busy with prepping and cooking, I wanted to share an easy to make recipe with you. Acorn squash has that autumnal taste that is perfect for Thanksgiving! The recipe comes to you from a family member of mine, @chefbaigel (AKA Hana Baig), and you can follow her on Instagram. She loves to cook while she studies to be a doctor! As … [Read more...] about Recipe for Recovery: Roasted Acorn Squash
Life can sometimes feel very hard and full of stress but there are ways to overcome this. The COVID pandemic is far from over, but life moves on, and we must find a return to a “new” normal. At the same time, people are struggling with multiple stressors outside of their personal control. According to a poll by the America Psychological Association, 27% of people surveyed report that most … [Read more...] about Tips to Rebuild Your Confidence During Stressful Times!
The body positivity movement has impacted the clothing industry… more or less. More, in that we are seeing a record number of companies working to make their brands more inclusive. Less, because according to a wonderful summary by Lindley Ashline, “For truly inclusive clothing, a brand needs to carry clothing from a 00 (XS) to 12X/size 40 US, ideally with a custom sizing option." (And, even … [Read more...] about Resource for you: Women’s Plus-Size Clothing Online Retailers
No matter where you are in your stage of life or in your journey with food and nutrition... we all need to be kinder to ourselves! One way to shift your thinking about your body image mindset is by learning to challenge your automatic negative thoughts about how you're "supposed to" look, particularly compared to others. By practicing the skills of self-compassion, intuition, creativity, and … [Read more...] about 4 Steps to Developing A Positive Body Image Mindset