When I was lost in my eating disorder, I would stand in front of my bathroom mirror each morning and night to make sure my thighs didn't touch.
Justina Pelletier has been in the news lately. She's a 15-year-old girl from West Hartford, CT who loves ice skating and going to the mall with friends. However, she's not in the news for her accomplishments.
When thinking about having a child, buying a home or going on a dream vacation, it will never seem like it's the right time or you have enough money. You just have to take the leap and do it!
Sometimes it's our significant other that feeds our bad eating habits.
By Jenny Lei Bolario Franco Phan, 22, blows smoke rings using a electronic cigarette at a restaurant in Oakland, CA. Photo Credit: Jenny Bolario/Yo...
Let your breath find its own rhythm. Nothing is as close to you as your own breath. Some breaths may be long and deep, and others shorter. Like the ocean waves, flowing in and out, all breaths are not the same.
We run from things that we don't understand and when we can't run, we demonize the people who are different from ourselves.
Human beings don't have gills, and there are genes to blame. But the right response looks like swimming lessons, and lifeguards, and fences around pools -- not studying genes while pushing kids into the surf. Not a new pill to fix an age-old part of who we are that was never really broken.
My dad may no longer be able to hold me in his arms and raise me high, but every day he lifts me in spirit and helps me to see the world through his wise eyes, often in a whole new light.
A new study of mammography, showing lack of survival benefit, has once again muddied these waters and muddled the relevant messaging.
"Whether you are a coastal community in New York, or you are living in the center of Baltimore dealing with heat stress, climate is something that impacts communities already burdened with pollution more than others."
Since the new health insurance exchanges launched last October, there's been a seemingly endless stream of news stories, mostly about rollout problems, health insurance cancellations, enrollment numbers, or personal anecdotes that are quickly repurposed as political fodder. But what about the shopping experience?
One day, my younger son came home from school and asked to have a heart-to-heart talk. He announced that he had just learned that love did not come...
The health insurance marketplace puts affordable, quality coverage within reach of more individuals and families -- but only if they sign up by this year's enrollment deadline, March 31, 2014. There is a role for absolutely everyone in making our vision of fully accessible, affordable, quality health care a reality.
As we engage with the activity of life, there is a constant flood of "stuff" to do and people to meet. It's exciting and important, but how do we keep up with everything AND slow down? There isn't one answer that fits for everyone.
If you just focus on yourself, that's a life. But if you do something that is bigger than you, that has a bigger effect than just you, it's really wha...