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Self-Love Series: Justine Musk

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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Self-love can seem confusing, abstract and, more than anything, out of reach. That’s why Mara and I started this interview series.

We wanted to demystify self-love and share what building a healthy, fulfilling relationship with yourself can look like.


Practicing Self-Care: Q&A With Psychologist Karen Horneffer-Ginter

Friday, October 18th, 2013

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Today, I’m pleased to present my interview with Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D, a psychologist and author of the book Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit: Nourishing the Soul When Life’s Just Too Much

Below, Karen shares her insight into practicing self-care and overcoming obstacles to self-care, accepting ourselves and feeling difficult emotions.


World Mental Health Day: Eating Disorders In Older Adults

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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Today I’m blogging for World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is mental health and older adults, so I’m focusing on eating disorders in this population.

One of the biggest myths about eating disorders is that they only affect adolescent girls, that somehow older adults are immune to them.

However, eating disorders affect people of all ages, young and old. (They also affect all races, religions and both men and women.)


Turning Your Inner Critic Into A Supporter: Q&A With Bonnie Weiss

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

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Last week I shared the seven types of inner critics, identified by psychotherapists Bonnie Weiss, LCSW, and Jay Earley, Ph.D. Today, I’m pleased to present my interview with Bonnie Weiss.

Below, she reveals surprising insights about who our inner critics really are, and how we can change them into genuine supporters.


What Does Your Inner Critic Look Like?

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Everyone has an inner critic. And this inner critic can do some serious damage. It might stop you from pursuing an important passion, lead you to start yet another diet or trigger an all-around unease and unhappiness about yourself.

But your inner critic can become a genuine supporter. (In fact, inner critics are just trying to protect us, anyway. This was a big revelation to me, and has helped me learn how to deal with my own inner critic.)


Celebrating Your Life Every Day & A Giveaway: Q&A With Mara Glatzel

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

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Today, I’m super excited to share my interview with coach and writer Mara Glatzel about a beautiful way to cultivate self-acceptance and self-love: celebration.

Mara has created a new project called “Born to Celebrate,” a 4-week course, from July 15th to August 15th, all about celebrating who you are. Right now. Right this second. In this skin. In this body. In this weight. With this job. With this income. In this house.

And that’s exactly why I love Mara’s idea of celebration: It’s a path to accepting, appreciating and loving ourselves, without any conditions. Come as you are, and celebrate precisely that.

Below, in our interview, Mara reveals what celebration means to her and why daily celebrations are so important. She also shares how we can cultivate our own everyday celebrations — and much more.


Self-Love Series: Michelle Marie McGrath

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

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Last month, in this must-listen podcast, Mara Glatzel, a brilliant life coach and writer, chatted with the amazing Vivienne McMaster, a photographer who helps women use self-portraiture to build a deeper and more loving relationship with ourselves.

If you remember, Mara and I started our monthly interview series to demystify self-love and show readers what self-love really looks like on a day-to-day basis. We hope these interviews inspire you to create your own practice and treat yourself with more kindness and compassion.


Binge Eating Disorder Week: Q&A With Sunny Sea Gold, Part 2

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

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In honor of Binge Eating Disorder Week, I’m republishing posts that focus on dispelling pervasive myths about binge eating disorder (BED) and tools for overcoming this common disorder.

Remember that BED is a real disorder, and it’s highly treatable.

Learn more about the online campaign here. Also, check out these valuable posts from eating disorder experts, including Amy Pershing and Cynthia Bulik.


Binge Eating Disorder Week: Q&A With Sunny Sea Gold

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

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In honor of Binge Eating Disorder Week, I’m republishing posts that focus on dispelling pervasive myths about binge eating disorder (BED) and tools for overcoming this common disorder.

Learn more about this campaign here. Also, check out these valuable posts from eating disorder experts such as Amy Pershing and Cynthia Bulik.


Kickstarting Binge Eating Disorder Week: Q&A With Amy Pershing

Monday, May 27th, 2013

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Today marks the first day of Binge Eating Disorder Week, an online campaign to educate people about what binge eating disorder really is (and what it isn’t).

This week I’m republishing Weightless posts that focus on dispelling common (and damaging) myths about BED, along with information on treatment and recovery. (I’ve edited these pieces and combined the interviews.)

Please learn more about this campaign here.

Also, today, is Memorial Day here in the U.S. It honors the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for our country. I’m incredibly grateful to our military. And I’m incredibly grateful to this country.


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