1. Designing clothing for me is about enhancing beauty and celebrating women. After 13 years I continue to find a happy balance of comfort, style and ...
If you're hosting Thanksgiving for a guest with a history of food-related issues, you can't eliminate every single trigger from your table. But there are some small things you can do that will have a huge impact -- for them, and for all your guests.
I wish I could multiply and divvy up my healing and derivative joy and inject it into every person struggling with disordered eating. Since I lack that superpower, I'll instead share some useful strategies with hopes that they might find appropriate eyes.
As women, we tend to build our lives around our commitments to others and the very high standards we set for ourselves.
There is still such a stigma tied to the word addiction. It is looked at as a form of weakness, or poor self-control. That is so far from the truth. So I choose to be honest and open about my recovery. I do not keep it anonymous. Here are five reasons why:
For a show that has deliberately removed appearance from the initial selection criteria, "The Voice" sure ends up focusing a great deal of attention on the physical attributes of those ultimately chosen.
When we make space for depression to be there, we can make linkages and better understand what causes it. When we become more aware of these causes, we can do what we need to feel better. Finally, we can be intentional around living our lives despite the presence of depression.
In addition to increased understanding of medical issues associated with eating disorders among medical professionals, patients, families and non-medical treatment team members (therapists, dietitians, etc.) can champion for the use of basic strategies to identify and treat eating disorder complications in medical settings:
Eating disorders are the deadliest of mental illnesses but are often incredibly misunderstood...
"Clean eating" has become a sort of shorthand for this way of life. Yet the more I hear it, there's something about the term-"clean eating"-that bothers me. Three things, actually:
Eating disorders are so much more than what the public sees. There is hiding. There is deceiving. There are things that go on that you would never know about when you look at their smile, at their darling outfit, at their laughter.
I love my ring, but more than anything, I love what it represents, the man who gave it to me, and the fact that it stands for the next exciting chapter of my life.
Moms, dads, teachers, friends, pastors, mentors, young people, you have a chance to change the conversation and it starts today. I hope today that you feel loved for who you are on the inside and not just on the outside because that is what matters.
My dear girl, my wish for you is that you live a life in relationship with your body, not divorced from it. See it for what it is; a container to hold the beautiful spirit that lives in you; a vessel to experience all that this life has to offer.
When I'm low, I burn off loads of precious energy without even realizing it. When I'm not, I can feel how much stronger, more engaged, and more enthusiastic I'm capable of being.
I get you. I see you. You are loved. You are worthy. You are okay even if you aren't okay. College is amazing, wonderful, scary and hard all wrapped into one. You are going to make it through and if you don't then you are going to be okay too.