Archive for Health and Wellness

Guest Blog: Hillary McBride: Bikini Bodies…..

Bikini Bodies: Learning to love myself through another woman’s day at the beach I didn’t realize until it was a few days into my trip to Hawaii over a recent holiday that there would be bikinis involved. More specifically, there would be a bikini on my body, and the bodies of other women who were […]

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Anyone who has been in a toxic relationship knows that these relationships are likely taking the greatest toll on your health – they are the reason you don’t get enough sleep, that you may rush through meals or eat to cope, that you fall back into unhealthy coping habits such as smoking, drugs or alcohol.

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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The high expectations of the holidays can sometimes make for a shiny wrapped package that doesn’t deliver. Just like a narcissist. The ongoing emptiness of narcissistic relationships can feel like psychological coal in your stocking.

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Is Anybody Listening?

Listening is curative in its own right. To be heard, to be understood, to experience empathy – there is no pill that can do that.

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The Myth of the Fad Diet

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10 Fad Diets that don’t Really Work In today’s impatient world, people try to find ways to achieve instant gratification—whether it’s work, play, communication, health, or beauty. As a result, so many diets promising much weight loss in a short amount of time are making the rounds. Some diets are genuinely good for you and […]

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GUEST BLOG! The Myth of the “Good Diet”

‘The only good diet is a dead diet!’ – Experts Weigh in on Dieting GUEST BLOG – Rens van der Windt In the last ten years more than half of the world’s female population has been on a diet and around one third of men have tried to shed the pounds by dieting. People will […]

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A Weighty Messenger……

At a recent book signing I had an eye-opening experience. I am a first time author, so book signings still leave me with stars in my eyes and good feelings. You Are WHY You Eat takes on weight loss and health in an iconoclastic way – no prescriptions on what to eat, no magic promises […]

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Penn State and the danger of window dressing………

Trauma is a lifelong legacy. And that seems to have been forgotten in the Penn State debacle. With all the debates about who should take the heat, who is to blame, what are our policies, what are the implications for college sports – we keep forgetting what this event means for a trauma victim. For […]

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Back to school…….

Since I was 5 years old, my year has begun in September. And since I have spent my entire adult life either as a student or a professor in a university, decades later that still holds true. September is a new beginning…… As a college professor – I love the beginning of the academic year. […]

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Penguins and Pickles

Shanti asked me if we could go to Antarctica. She is 7. I told her I would look into it, and my preliminary research revealed that the cost of the trip was about $10000 each. I told her that. She looked at me, and said, “Well, that means twenty thousand dollars for two people, we […]

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