Category: Mental Health

The Anti-Diet Movement is Stronger Than You May Think

Misunderstood and Alone Yesterday was a rough long day. I arrived at yoga training in the evening pretty much trying hold back tears. I was tired mentally and physically. One of my students had a rough day, and I let it really effect me even though I know I shouldn’t. I was feeling overwhelmed with […]

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Are You Truly Practicing Yoga If You Eat Meat?

  Ahimsa or Nonviolence I read online that some say you are not truly practicing yoga if you eat meat. The practice of ahimsa, or nonviolence, can imply not eating animals because it is violent to take the life of another being. Just Starting Training I want to say that I am just starting yoga […]

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Do you Struggle to Let Go Of Control?

Letting Go My yoga practice has been all about letting go lately. The goals that I have had for poses just have not seemed to be there. I think that this has been important though because it has helped me deal with my attempts to control everything. Every week does not have to be about […]

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Twelve Tips To Overcome a Negative Body Image

Do you look in the mirror and say awful things to yourself? Do you look down at your body and feel disgust? Do you feel your body and obsess about areas you don’t like? I used to be so hard on myself daily, and lots of times even hourly.  I used to body check by feeling […]

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Five Strategies to Develop Self Love

Love Yourself First With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I would talk about the most important person you should love… Yourself! Don’t forget to love yourself first. It is difficult to focus on loving and taking care of others if you don’t accept yourself first, and it makes it so hard to move on […]

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Why Counting Steps, Calories, and Macros Doesn’t Count

“Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.” -Albert Einstein Counting Everything I used to run and count my steps. I wanted to make sure the fitness tracker was getting my steps accurate on my run. I would count my calories that I took in by weighing […]

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Do You Struggle With The Fear Of Gaining Weight?

I Feared Gaining Weight I went out to eat with my husband on Friday night for a date night. I couldn’t help but think of how our dates nights have changed in the past few years. I used to be so scared of gaining weight and was so unhappy with myself all the time. I […]

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The Body Image Message That Is Being Sent To Kids

“Little eyes are always watching.” I am just sitting here thinking about how children can pick up on things you would never think they notice. I encourage us all to reflect on what kinds of messages we are sending to children and teens considering body image. They are going to have feelings about their body […]

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It Is Easy To Judge People But Hard To Understand Them

Easy To Judge It is so easy to judge a person. All you have to do is see them to judge them. You may have one encounter with them or even a few more than that and find yourself judging them. I even can find myself judging people that I have known for a long […]

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A Cold Intolerance May Mean You Are Not Getting The Nourishment You Need

“The cold always bothered me everyday!” When I would restrict, eat only certain safe foods, and count calories. I had a major cold intolerance. My mom actually has raynauds, and my circulation really isn’t the best. I still get cold easily, but nothing like it was. There were other symptoms that went along with not […]

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