Category Archives: Emotional Health

Health At Every Size

Health At Every Size

Any kind of name-calling (especially weight-related teasing) is really hurtful.  Unfortunately, name-calling and teasing about weight is very common. Some people may think that this type of teasing is okay because if someone really wanted to, they could lose or gain weight. What people may…

Journal

Journaling

Journaling has been one of the most helpful things I’ve ever done. Journals give you a place to write down your honest thoughts and emotions without being afraid of how people will react or think of you. Through journaling I’ve not only learned a lot…

seventeen.com

Love Your Body vs. Change Your Body

Has anyone seen this month’s Seventeen magazine? As I flipped through the magazine, our society’s obsession with appearance and changing the way we look was everywhere. There was advice on how to attract a guy by applying new summer makeup and a guide on how…

Healthy Food Obsession

An Obsession with Healthy Eating

We all know that it’s important to eat healthy, but is there such a thing as eating too healthy? When healthy eating becomes so extreme that it becomes unhealthy, it’s called orthorexia. Some doctors are calling it the “new eating disorder”, because orthorexia means someone…

Skechers Shape Ups Ad

These Shape Ups are Sketchy

You’ve probably seen ads for toning shoes that promise to make you healthier, leaner, and happier, but have you heard the latest in the toning shoe craze? Skechers Shape-ups for Girls… pink and glittery toning shoes designed for girls as young as 7 or 8. I…

Playing with Hair

“Good” Hair Doesn’t = Beauty

What exactly is “good” hair? I wish I knew. People often tell me that I have “good” hair. I beg to differ. It’s thick, curly, and extremely hard to manage. For a period of time, I hated my hair. I begged and begged my parents…

Front Row Seats for Thin Girls Only?

Did you hear about what happened with the American Idol fan? Recently I read about 19-year-old Ashley Kauffman who bought tickets (along with some of her friends) to see a taping of American Idol. Ashley and her friends were excited because they arrived at the American Idol set…

Motivation

Self-Motivation

I have many people in my life that motivate and support me. I’d be ungrateful if I said I didn’t. However, I find that I’m my biggest inspiration. The desire to accomplish my goals… the need to prove to myself that I can do it……