Self-acceptance can take a minute, but it’s so worth it (Originally published on Medium in the publication Boomerangs) I have been on the long road to complete self-acceptance for decades. I have enjoyed the help of therapists, friends, and the changing cultural landscapes— like the ones that now call out diet culture and fat-shaming, andContinue reading “I Am in Love with Myself — and It’s About Damn Time”
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After Weight Loss: Learning to Embrace the New You (or Whatever’s Left)
“I feel fantastic! I’ve lost 125 lbs. since early 2015. My energy and activity levels have soared. I love the huge variety of nutrient-dense foods I have the opportunity to eat. I’m truly thrilled to be alive!” “Yikes! Who am I? And whose body is this? Loose, wrinkly skin! Veins for days! And where’s myContinue reading “After Weight Loss: Learning to Embrace the New You (or Whatever’s Left)”
Question of the Day: How Do I Deal With Obstacles and Lapses?
3 Tips to Getting Back Up Again You’ve embarked on a new fitness plan, a healthy eating pattern, a smoking cessation program–or maybe you’ve been absolutely spiffy at it for months–and then the inevitable happens. You stumble. You miss a session. You give in to temptation. Maybe you think: “No problem, I’ll get to itContinue reading “Question of the Day: How Do I Deal With Obstacles and Lapses?”
Question of the Day: What’s Your “Why?”
The Gas in Your Behavior Change Motivation Tank If you’re embarking on any kind of personal, behavioral change, you’ll be in a much better position to succeed if you know why you want to make that change on a deep level. Goals are absolutely important–particularly if you’ve taken the time to develop SMART goals (specific,Continue reading “Question of the Day: What’s Your “Why?””
Question of the Day: Can I Be Body Positive AND Try to Lose Weight?
I’ve noticed that people often have a difficult time holding two different thoughts as true at the same time, such as the dialectical premise that you can practice “radical acceptance” of a past trauma AND wish to move on from it, or “radically accept” that you live with chronic pain AND that life is worthContinue reading “Question of the Day: Can I Be Body Positive AND Try to Lose Weight?”
Question of the Day: What Gives You Joy?
How to cultivate more joyful moments in your day As stated yesterday, I’m planning to provide a daily thought to spur reflection and provide a moment for you, dear reader, to get present with yourself. I will follow it with an example from my own life or an experience shared with me. You may wantContinue reading “Question of the Day: What Gives You Joy?”