It seems like everyone is talking or posting about "clean eating," meal plans, or eating "real food." Bread has become some terrible, horrible-for-you food, along with bagels, pasta, cake and cookies. People are now waiting to eat their favorite foods for their "cheat meal," which happens just once a week.
You might be all-too used to berating yourself. In fact, the criticism and judgment arise automatically. It's as though they roll off your tongue with every breath. I can't believe I slept in! Why do I need so much sleep?! My to-do list is massive. Because I decided to rest. Like a weakling. I look terrible! No one has a hard time with anxiety like this. It's so embarrassing. I can't believe I ate...
Words are powerful in creating our perspective---and in creating our lives. The words we tell ourselves are especially important. After all, there's a big difference between "It's OK I made a mistake," and "Wow. I'm such an idiot." There's a big difference between "My body has changed, and I can work on appreciating it" and "My body has become disgusting." There's a big difference between "I feel like I don't know what I'm...
In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we're publishing another interview with an eating disorder expert. Today, we're talking about the importance of detecting eating disorders early, what signs to watch for, and what effective treatment looks like. I spoke with Dr. Stephanie Setliff, , medical director of the Eating Recovery Center in Dallas, Texas, who has specialized in eating disorders for over two decades.
One of the biggest myths about eating disorders revolves around choice: Eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. People have control over their actions. If they really wanted to get better, they would. If they really wanted to eat one more bite of food or stop bingeing on cookies, they could.
Erin Loechner's daughter, Bee, is in charge of feeding the dogs. It was about 5 , and the dogs were ready for their food. But Bee was lost in her art project. Loechner (very badly) wanted to start giving Bee a lecture about the importance of responsibility, follow-through and keeping commitments.
A significant part of taking compassionate care of ourselves is one we often overlook: having healthy romantic relationships—relationships built on honesty, respect, trust, safety and kindness. Sometimes, however, we find ourselves in toxic partnerships.
You are bothered by loud noises, big crowds, strong smells, sirens and scratchy fabrics. You avoid violent TV and movies. You notice details in your environment that others don't. You're sensitive to the shift in others' emotions. You have a deep appreciation for music or the arts.
If you're an introvert, you get your energy from within and thrive with lower levels of stimulation. If you're a highly sensitive person, you get overwhelmed by bustling environments---from big crowds to bright lights. You're not only sensitive to your surroundings, but you're also sensitive to the moods of others. You might startle easily and feel deeply moved by music or the arts. You have a rich and complex inner life.*