Archives for February, 2013

Disordered Eating

7 Tips To Help Kids Cope With Stress

Stress can spark disordered eating. While the relationship between the two is complex and varies by person, many people turn to food -- or away from food -- in times of stress. Controlling food intake becomes a way to cope.

In other words, "many people react to stress by under- or over-eating," according to Jamie Manwaring, PhD, a primary therapist at Eating Recovery Center’s Child and Adolescent Behavioral Hospital.

When stress...
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Body Image

A Peek Into My Real Self-Care Routine


* I'm incredibly honored to be part of Mara and Tamarisk's blog hop, which features bloggers revealing what our self-care really looks like. Read the amazing and thought-provoking posts here. And be sure to check out Julie's post tomorrow since she's up next. 
I've had an interesting relationship with self-care. And by interesting I largely mean non-existent. Until I started writing Weightless, I'm not sure that I even knew of the words, let alone deeply understood them.

And,...
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Body Image

Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 2.24.13


A positive body image goes beyond liking your looks. It encompasses taking good care of yourself and leading a fulfilling life. In this weekly series, I share some of my favorite posts from some of my favorite bloggers on this topic. Sometimes I also share relevant pieces that I’ve written on the Web. Hope you find these links inspiring!
Julia talks about stepping into body neutrality. She also wrote the book The...
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A Key Question To Ask Yourself When Considering Self-Care

Self-care has been on my mind quite a bit lately, thanks to Mara and Tamarisk's awesome Perfectly Imperfect Project, which explores real self-care. (I'm sharing my post on Monday.)

So, today, I wanted to delve a little deeper into self-care, and the many ways we can look at nourishing ourselves.

I recently came across this incredible quote in Jen Louden's book Comfort Secrets for Busy Women: Finding Your Way...
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Self-Love Series: Rosie Molinary

Today, I'm honored to present my interview with Rosie Molinary, who writes one of my favorite blogs about self-acceptance and self-love. (I'm sure you're used to seeing links to her inspiring pieces every week here on Weightless.) Rosie's blog is packed with practical tips and empowering insights.

So I'm excited that she's sharing her wisdom on practicing self-love for our monthly series. Mara and I started this series to demystify self-love and take...
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Body Image

Body Image Booster: Spotting The Obstacles In Your Self-Care


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 your 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!
Last week I talked about the importance of practicing self-care, even when...
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Body Image

Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 2.17.13


A positive body image goes beyond liking your looks. It encompasses taking good care of yourself and leading a fulfilling life. In this weekly series, I share some of my favorite posts from some of my favorite bloggers on this topic. Sometimes I also share relevant pieces that I’ve written on the Web. Hope you find these links inspiring!
This week there were so many amazing posts on self-love. Mara...
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Body Image

When You Don’t Love Your Body Or Yourself

When I published my post on self-love on Thursday, one reader mentioned that she wished she could believe my words. That we are love, always. 


I can relate to this wishing. I've been in a similar space oh-so many times. For years my self-worth was wrapped around my weight, and my accomplishments.

One mistake would undo my sense of self. You're so stupid. Only you'd make that mistake. What's wrong with...
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Body Image Booster: Savor Rest & Relaxation


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 your 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!
One of the best ways we can take care of ourselves is...
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