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Archives for April, 2012


Releasing Guilt And Harnessing The Power Of Tomorrow

My favorite YouTube personality is Jenna Marbles, hands down.

She's vulgar, has two of the cutest dogs ever, and does things with false eyelashes I'll never be able to accomplish.

Those aren't the reasons I love her, though. I love her because she's hysterical, and she's hysterical because she's real. She doesn't sugar coat anything and is as quick to make fun of her own flaws as she is someone else's.

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Weekly Weigh-In: What About Those Times When You Have No Time?

The past couple of weeks have been incredibly busy (and life-altering) for me. I've both taken on a new job and moved to a new city. I'm closer to some family and friends, and I'm meeting new people and learning new things.

These are exciting times!

...they're also stressful times.

I'm juggling everything from the big things like work and setting up a new place to the small things like switching banks and synching up my schedule...
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7+ Resources To Learn More About Diet, Exercise, And Mental Health

Mental health isn't always the easiest topic to discuss. For some, it's touchy. For others, it's awkward. For many it's private and for a few it's offensive.

So, similar to any blog dealing with mental health, Your Body, Your Mind has had its fair share of positive and negative comments since its launch last month.

I've noticed a common theme among most of the negative comments, and that's a theme of guilt. It seems some readers...
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Weekly Weigh-In: Ever Make Diet Changes For Your Mental Well-Being?

Earlier this week, I told you about new research linking low red meat consumption to depressive and anxiety disorders, and asked vegans and vegetarians specifically:

Whether they noticed any depression- or anxiety-related changes when they adopted their vegan or vegetarian diets, and
Whether they'd be willing to start eating meat again if it meant improving any depression or anxiety they feel.

I'd like to take that train of thought a little further to include everyone -...
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The *BEST* Gluten Free Bread: Udi’s Ancient Grains Millet Chia

This bread sounds complicated. And intimidating. And maybe gross.

But I promise you, it's none of these things.

Udi's Millet Chia bread is basically heaven; it's moist, filled with crunchy bits of chia, toasts really well and holds up to the three tablespoons of peanut butter I have been known to throw on top of it. And the best part?  Udi's Millet Chia does not taste like your typical cardboard / chalk / sand gluten...
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Vegetarians: Would You Eat Red Meat For Your Mental Health?

Happy Monday, darlings!

Here's something for you to chew on this week (maybe literally):

According to researchers at Australia's Deakin University in Melbourne, eating less than (or regularly eating MORE THAN) the recommended amount of red meat is tied to depressive and anxiety disorders.

Associate News Editor Traci Pedersen does a great job of summing up the research, but in short, during a study involving 1,000 women and red meat consumption, researchers found...
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Weekly Weigh-In: What’s Your Fool-Proof Way To De-Stress?

Earlier this week, I told you we'd talk about effective ways to deal with stress that don't involve stress eating.

The thing is, people de-stress in different ways. What works for me might not work for you, and what works for you might not work for your neighbor.

Despite all the different ways to de-stress, though, most of us have one or two ways guaranteed to help us relax or at least work out all...
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Emotional Eating: 3 Ways To Stop Stress Eating In Its Tracks

As I mentioned last week, I've been struggling with stress eating lately.

(I should point out that that's not me over there to the left. I keep my nails better manicured, and I usually have less facial hair.)

It wasn't until fairly recently (after I'd gained a few pounds and noticed a box of my favorite Kashi bars wasn't going as far as it used to) that I realized I was stress eating.

After some research...
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