Approaching physical activity with a mindful perspective can aid in recovery from eating disorder and improve body acceptance. The human body was designed to include motion. However, as with all things in life, exercise must be approached with balance. Our purpose in life is not solely to exercise; rather exercise is one small part that can add to a healthy lifestyle. If an eating disorder has distorted your body image, participating in appropriate and enjoyable activity ca
Every day we are asked to make commitments – to our jobs, to our friends and family, even to strangers. We are expected to focus our attention on following through with these commitments, which involves giving our time, energy, and thoughts to people and things outside of ourselves. We get caught up in doing, striving, “hustling”, as Brene Brown puts it. And as we’re caught up in that hustle we forget about someone really important – ourselves. People who are in recovery are
International no diet day is fast approaching. This year I would like us all to take a moment to not only push back against the harmful diet messages that state that in order for us to be happy we need to change our shape and weight, and to take some time to think about our own personal relationship with our bodies and with food. It has been proven time and time again, that the more one focuses on trying to change their body, the worse one tends to feel about themselves. In o
You may have heard this Audre Lorde quote before.
"Self-care is not about self-indulgence, it is about self-preservation."
The truth of it is, yes, self-care is an essential element of health. It means taking the time to listen and care for what your body, mind and spirit need. Without making deliberate intentions to do so, we become more prone to stress, anxiety and exhaustion. Our work, schooling and relationships can suffer. It can become difficult to care about the ta
"Love yourself—accept yourself—forgive yourself—and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things." ~ Leo F. Buscaglia
Treating ourselves with harsh criticism and judgement is how many of us are accustom to behaving. We rarely think about showing ourselves kindness or treating ourselves like we would treat a good friend. If we do show kindness to ourselves, we worry that doing so is selfish. Research has found that sel
Hallmark cards, cinnamon hearts, flowers – these are the things typically associated with Valentine’s Day. The day when you express love and appreciation for the relationships that you cherish in your life. But there’s one relationship that usually gets left out and ignored – the relationship you have with your self. There is a growing movement to turn Valentine's Day into a day of self-love, to focus on cherishing and appreciating the person who truly matters most in your li
Positive self-esteem is a hard thing to come by these days. Many people live with a constant feeling of low self-worth and dissatisfaction towards themselves and their life. Here are some keys that could help you unlock the door to better self-esteem. 1. AFFIRMATIONS / POSITIVE SELF-TALK
Our internal dialogue sets the stage for how we feel about ourselves. Having a little voice inside our heads constantly saying "You aren't good enough", "That was really dumb", and "These pe
Our culture is obsessed with dieting! We see and hear messages everywhere telling us what and how to eat. In this weeks post we want to help give you some information about how you can let go of dieting, and start eating intuitively. Intuitive eating is basically listening to your body and eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are full. We are all born with an ability to regulate hunger and satiety. For many the natural ability to do this has been halted by outside