Archives for September, 2012

Body Image

Understanding What Your Body Wants, Part 2


Sometimes your body can seem like an enigma. What does it need? What does it want? You might have a difficult time deciphering the scores of sensations.

In yesterday's post, psychotherapist Ashley Eder, LPC, shared several valuable ways we can learn to decode our body's cues. Today, she shares two more ideas on figuring out what our bodies are trying to tell us.

Learn more about Ashley Eder at her website  
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Body Image

Understanding What Your Body Wants, Part 1

Last week I had the honor of sharing a guest post on strategies for listening to our bodies by Ashley Eder, LPC, a psychotherapist in Boulder, Colorado. For instance, she suggested doing a brief body scan throughout the day, so you can check for issues like tension.

Once you learn how to tune into your body, you need to decode its cues. So another important question arises: How do you know what your body's trying to tell you?

In part one of her post, Ashley reveals...
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Body Image

Self-Care And Doing What Sustains You

There are many ways to practice self-care, from the simple treats of manicures and massages to the more meaningful acts of setting healthy boundaries and believing in ourselves.
Another meaningful way, which is one of my favorites, is cultivating a creative practice. I was reminded of the power of creative practices while reading Christina Rosalie's beautiful new book A Field Guide to...
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Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder Recovery: Jenn Lawlor’s Story, Part 2


Here's part two of my interview with Jenn Lawlor, who talks more about her recovery from an eating disorder. She also shares the lessons she's learned from her struggles with and recovery from anorexia along with her wise advice for families -- and much more.

Check out part one of our interview here.

Also, if you'd like to share your story of recovery, please email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot...
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