Ending Negative Self Talk

August 28, 2010
Now This is a bit of a healthy living blogger hot topic BUT one that I have never addresed directly, though presumably one could infer by the content of my writing that I am firmly and staunchly against negative self talk There are two major reasons for engaging in this type of behavior Both are insidious and demand our complete and utter attention 1 Lack of self esteem When you feel badly about yourself, and are frequently stewing deep in ... keep reading

What to Do When You’re Lonely

August 26, 2010
I used to do my best not to spend too much time alone I know what you're thinking - it's healthy to be alone sometimes It's good to settle into yourself without the distractions of everyday life There are so many truths hiding in the absence of noise, whether it be the crackle of the radio, or the constant television, or the marzipan-tried-and-true audiobook on iphone method of distraction Intellectually I know that there is value in being ... keep reading

What IF: I Put One Foot In Front Of The Other?

August 25, 2010
Today, I am moving to Boston I will tell you - I am  scared So today, instead of allowing myself to stew in my fears, I'm going to participate in a little project wherein I just lay all of my fears out there, thereby getting them out of my head and my heart so that I can move forward I remember a year ago - I was just starting to look at grad schools and start the long application proces I remember feeling inadequate and unworthy, and that I ... keep reading

Revisiting the Issue of Packing Your Own Lunch

August 21, 2010
Now, I have often used the concept of packing your own lunch as a metaphor for the myriad of ways that you can take care of your body by feeding it properly I love packing my lunch, because it not only allows me to avoid the middle-of-the-day-food-scramble but also because there is something comforting about knowing that you are taking care of your needs, that you are prepared in advance for whatever you might require I pack my lunch because the ... keep reading

Should You Let Your Partner in On Your Emotional Baggage?

August 19, 2010
Yes It's as simple as that But don't you worry - I'll elaborate, if only because I'm not really an answer-in-one-word-kind-of-girl, if you know what I mean, and since you read this blog, I'm fairly certain that you do This question has been sort of circulating around the internet as of late, particularly in regards to body image and disordered eating, with many wondering whether or not that is information to share with your ... keep reading