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Archives for January, 2012

Body Image

5 Amazing Facts About Our Bodies

While we're preoccupied with how our bodies look and spend valuable time bashing their inability to lose weight, their cellulite or stretch marks, we forget their true magnificence.

We forget not only what our bodies do for us, but what they are and the fantastic functions they perform every single second, minute, hour and day.

Remembering just how amazing our bodies are isn't only important for improving...
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Body Image

More On Nutrition, Body Peace & Yoga: Part 2 With Julie Norman

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Yesterday, Julie Norman, a registered dietician, yoga instructor and Health At Every Size Supporter, talked about how women can heal their body image and food issues.

Today, in part two of our interview, Norman offers insight into the biggest nutrition myths, how to eat mindfully and why yoga helps to heal a negative body image. She also lists some of her favorite yoga resources....
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Body Image

Finding Peace With Food & Our Bodies: Q&A With Dietician Julie Norman


Weeks ago, I was browsing the excellent More of Me to Love blog and came across Julie Norman. As soon as I read her website, I knew that I had to interview her for Weightless.

Norman is a registered dietician, yoga teacher and Health At Every Size supporter. She helps women heal both their body image insecurities and negative relationships with food.

Below, Norman discusses how readers can improve how they...
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Body Image

Body Image Booster: Embracing Your Real Body

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Every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit that helps boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and hopefully kick-starts the week on a positive note!

Got a tip for improving body image? Email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot com, and I’ll be happy to feature it. I’d love to hear from you!
Do you ever think that you have several different bodies? The one...
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Culture

What Is Healthy Eating?

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Whenever I tell someone that diets don't work, they follow up with, "OK, but then what does?" or "What should we eat?"

We're so used to the idea of dieting that we yearn for rules, for barriers, for restrictions to keep us eating "right." And when we don't have any regulations, we get confused, uncomfortable and maybe even disappointed.

Years ago, I remember sitting with my furrowed...
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Exercise

The Exhilarating Effects Of Exercise

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I haven't worked out in weeks. I was hit with the flu and a few bad headaches, then the holidays happened and I went to NYC, and then my boyfriend got really sick. Yesterday morning was the first time that I'd gone to my Pilates class.

It was tough to go back. For days I contemplated going. Every morning I'd set my alarm. Then I'd inevitably ruminate about how...
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Body Image

Raising Confident Daughters: Q&A With Barb Steinberg

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It's hard enough being an adult in today's world, filled with weight-loss and diet commercials, airbrushed images, a relentless emphasis on appearance and an obsession with dieting and shame around eating.

Being a girl? Probably even more confusing and potentially damaging and demoralizing.

As I wrote in an older post on Weightless, tween and teen girls are just starting to form...
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Body Image Boosters

Body Image Booster: Self-Care Is Never A Waste


Every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit that helps boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and hopefully kick-starts the week on a positive note!

Got a tip for improving body image? Email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot com, and I’ll be happy to feature it. I’d love to hear from you!
I can't tell you how many times I've avoided wearing my prettiest clothes because...
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Eating Disorder

5 Reasons I Chose To Fight My Eating Disorder & Won


Today, I'm pleased to share this guest post about how one blogger chose to seek recovery from her eating disorder. Jen struggled with anorexia throughout her teens and early 20s. Her recovery from an eating disorder and journey into a life as a well-rounded woman inspired her to write her own blog, MsMorphosis, "Fearless Thinking For the Modern Miss," which encourages young women to develop themselves as authentic individuals rather...
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