Archives for August, 2012

Boys & Men

Athletes & Disordered Eating: What Parents Need To Know

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Sports offer many physical benefits. They also teach leadership skills, teamwork, discipline and life lessons. Kids who participate in sports even tend to do better in school. And sports are fun.

But participating in a sport can also become a slippery slope to unhealthy and dangerous behaviors. And they can trigger eating disorders in individuals who are already genetically vulnerable to EDs.

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Body Image

What Sabotages A Positive Body Image: Part 2 With Kimberly Riggins

Here's part two of my interview with Kimberly Riggins, author of the boldly titled book Love Your Naked Ass: 80 Gentle Ways to Transform Your Life, Restore Your Serenity & Rediscover Happiness. 

Here, she reveals the chief culprit that can sabotage a healthy body image. And it might surprise you. She also shares more of her thoughts on embracing and loving our bodies.

Don't forget that Kimberly is giving away a copy of her book. All you need to do is comment. Learn more here!
Q: What...
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Body Image

6 Ways To Boost Your Body Image & A Giveaway: Q&A With Kimberly Riggins


Today, I'm pleased to present part one of my interview with Kimberly Riggins, author of the boldly titled book Love Your Naked Ass: 80 Gentle Ways to Transform Your Life, Restore Your Serenity & Rediscover Happiness. In it, she includes 80 action steps that helped her heal her body image issues.

Below, Kimberly shares what a positive body image means to her. She also gives her six tips for developing a healthy...
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Body Image

Body Image Booster: Ask Yourself These 23 Questions


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!
Recently, I read a great quote from Albert Einstein in Tina...
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Body Image

A Positive Body Image Does Mean Prioritizing Your Health


For some reason our society thinks that accepting, appreciating and loving your body somehow means that you’re going to give up. You’ll become a “complacent” couch potato, who never takes good care of yourself.

Once you accept how you look right now, you’ll somehow abandon your health and “let yourself go.” (Wow, do I hate that phrase.)

But that’s the same as saying that when you’re seething with self-loathing, you’ll suddenly do...
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Body Image

Learn To Love Your Body By Exploring Your Style: Q&A With Sally McGraw


What we wear can have a big impact on our body image. That's why I'm excited to share my interview with Sally McGraw, a style consultant and freelance writer who authors the blog "Already Pretty." (One of my favorites!)

Sally recently published an incredibly helpful and inspiring book by the same name: Already Pretty: Learning to Love Your Body By Learning to Dress It Well. The book is...
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Body Image

Body Image Booster: Are You Fulfilling Your Basic Needs?


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!
Lately, I've been talking a lot about self-care on Mondays. That's because part of building...
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Eating Disorder

How One Woman Recovered From Anorexia, Part 2

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Yesterday, in part one of our interview, a student and former patient at The Renfrew Center shared how her eating disorder started and how she was able to recover.

Today, in part two, she shares how she deals with eating disordered thoughts, how families can help a loved one and the lessons she's learned from her struggles and recovery.

If you’d like to...
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