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The Power of Health at Every Size: Q&A with Therapist Kirsten Belzer

I'm not exaggerating when I say that the Health at Every Size movement changed my life. Essentially, it gave me permission to practice compassionate self-care without waiting until I lost weight and finally, supposedly deserved it. It gave me permission to focus away from weight (and other arbitrary numbers) and to truly focus on my well-being, to focus on the joy of movement and the pleasure and flexibility of eating. Because our health and...
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Cultivating a Healthy Relationship with Your Body: Q&A with Jennifer Rollin

Building a healthy relationship with your body might feel utterly impossible, especially if you've been bashing your weight or shape for years, especially if you look in the mirror daily with disgust, and say "Ughhhh." Thankfully, it's not impossible. Which is why I love sharing different tips and resources with you. Because you don't have to spend your days fixated on your supposed physical flaws, feeling terrible about yourself. You can change your relationship...
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Disordered Eating

Eating Disorder Signs, Support & Recovery: Q&A with Madeleine Wilson

Today, I'm honored to share my interview with Madeleine Wilson, an Eating Recovery Center alum. A senior in high school, Madeleine started struggling with an eating disorder her freshman year. What started as a "healthy" eating plan quickly turned into a full blown eating disorder. Below, Madeleine discusses her treatment and recovery, along with signs to watch out for and how loved ones can help---and...
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What Body Acceptance Is and What It Isn’t: Q&A with Anna Guest-Jelley

For you body acceptance might feel elusive. It might feel out of reach. It might seem overwhelming or foreign or just unnatural. Maybe you think it's insignificant or unrealistic or not feasible to actually embrace your body. Which is why I wanted to interview one of my favorite people, Anna Guest-Jelley, who's penned a powerful, personal and practical book about body acceptance called Curvy Yoga: Love Yourself & Your...
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The Truth About Self-Compassion

There's a lot of confusion surrounding self-compassion: We see self-compassion as self-indulgent. We see it as selfish. We see it as weak. Which is unfortunate because a) this means that we don't practice self-compassion and b) self-compassion isn't any of these things. I asked several individuals who specialize in self-compassion to clear up the often misunderstood concept by answering this question: What do you wish people really understood about self-compassion? Last week...
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Practicing Self-Care as a Parent: Q&A with Psychologist Jessica Michaelson

Practicing self-care is especially tough when you're a parent. After all, your time is limited. Very limited. You also might wrestle daily with guilt: Shouldn't I focus solely on my baby? On my family? I can't take this time for myself. That's not what a parent does!  

But self-care is powerful and important for all of us. Still this doesn't mean it's easy. Which is why I wanted to find...
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