To say body image and weight are sore subjects in regard to ballet is an understatement. The line for reasonable expectations continues to be blurred.
I love this time of year. But the warmer weather gets me thinking about being bikini-ready, getting on a healthier diet and keeping my skin glowing -- seeing as it's about to be on display a little more!
After years and years of school, research, reading, doctor advice, nutrition school, spiritual psychology school, and my own journey, I decided to check in with my body, slow down a bit, and see what was what.
With so many cute vintage glass jars and vessels available these days at flea markets and craft stores, it's easy to create the perfect eco-chic gift made with love.
Who's ready for summer!? With Memorial Day and warm weather just around the corner, it is time to whip out the bathing suits and put the chunky sweaters back in the closet. Here are my top tips for getting your body healthy and prepared for the warm summer days ahead.
I am more than a 39-year-old woman who is grossly underrepresented or pathetically caricatured in movies, magazines and on television. Someday, I will finally do something to help change an industry that objectifies women just to make a buck.
Try a dance class -- any dance class -- because everyone's a dancer, you just have to find the right music. You just might learn something about yourself in the process.
We've decided to focus on getting healthy this month. We're eating delicious, healthy, whole foods, committing to exercise, and really cutting back on potentially inflammatory foods like sugar, alcohol, gluten, dairy, and processed foods. It's our experiment in just how healing food can be.
It's a new year, literally a new age... So let's wake up to health in a totally new way! Why not change perspective? Here are some suggestions how.
If you live in the U.S., you are absolutely bombarded with the idea that being overweight is bad for your health. This repetition leaves one with the idea that being overweight is the same thing as being unhealthy, something that is simply not true.
Having recently gained 35 pounds when pregnant with my second daughter, I was left with 20 to lose upon returning home from the hospital and a closet full of non-maternity clothing that didn't fit. It wasn't easy, but I lost it all in about two months -- no starving and no gimmicks.
If someone were to look at how you are living, would your actions support the priorities you deem most important? Are you making the time to clarify, then focus, on your priorities? Are you ensuring that your actions follow suit?
Whenever I meet someone new one of the first subjects of conversation is my ethnicity, what am I? Some people say I look white, some say I look Korean. I've gotten Filipino, Russian, and even Brazilian. I am half Mexican and half Chinese.
It's not even October and yet half the people in my life are already sick. This proves that it doesn't necessarily have to be cold outside to be cold season.
Country by country, Western Europe has gone green and tossed out the cigarettes from restaurants and bars. They have been replaced by fishbowl rooms in airports where the politically incorrect can be seen going puff, puff, puff on their outdated coffin nails now that Europe is politically correct and so green that they make the United States look like Agent Orange.
Putting a spin on science may grab attention -- but it's not making consumers more informed about their decisions.
Here are some ideas for dishes you can make on Sunday that will last you the whole busy workweek ahead.
Scraper Bikes are as personalized and attention-getting as "scraper" cars, but easier to afford, better for the environment, a healthy way to exercise and an outlet for creativity and mechanical skills.
Yet in trying to be a normal college student, I sometimes lose sight of the fact that my body isn't normal. And if I don't realize that soon, the façade of normality associated with diabetes will fade as I age and long-term consequences set in. College only happens once, yes. But so does life.
A year later, when my friend and I had a happy reunion in California, and I was, again, expressing my thanks to him, he smiled. "Let's face it," he said, "you and I wouldn't be sitting here today if you hadn't gone to high school with the right guys."