Posts in category "mental health"

Empowering words to your New Year new you!

Develop empowering words Each year I develop a vision board with empowering words to help me to stay focused on my goals for the year.  I try not to set New Year’s Resolutions because those do not stick or I feel disappointed if it doesn’t go as I planned them.  These empowering words become a... Read more »

The girl I use to be 100 lbs ago

The girl I use to be 100 lbs ago
Girl I use to be The girl I use to be was ashamed of how she let herself get to be so overweight.  She hated going shopping because the styles she wanted to wear wouldn’t fit her anyways. The girl I use to be was depressed and wanted to sleep a lot.  She had no... Read more »

Breast Cancer Awareness and empowerment at Bright Pink's Fab Fest

Breast Cancer Awareness and empowerment at Bright Pink's Fab Fest
Breast Cancer Awareness and empowerment I was able to participate in Bright Pink’s FabFest in Chicago, IL to help with breast cancer awareness and empowerment.  Lindsay Avner (founder and ceo of Bright Pink) educated about importance of self breast exams and how Bright Pink University helps with awareness.  Lindsay said that it is education to teach... Read more »
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I exposed for all to see body and soul

I exposed for all to see body and soul
Exposed I am participating in the exposed movement from Eating Journey because I want to celebrate who I was and who I have become.  I first heard about this exposed movement from Brooke Not on a Diet blog post.  I thought if she can do it, I sure can too.  She’s so inspiring. I use to delete pictures... Read more »

What would you say to your teenage self?

What would you say to your teenage self?
What would you say to your teenage self? This question comes to me at a time that I want to ponder back to how far I have come.  If I went back 20 years ago to tell my teenage self advice, what would it be?  I believe it is a healthy thought process to ponder... Read more »

Health benefits for future self

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Health benefits of getting healthy now I get a weekly email from En*theos website and this post made me think about the health benefits I am establishing for myself for the long term.  The weekly email from Brian Johnson asked the question if your 110 yr old self came to you in the present day, what... Read more »
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Loose skin from weight loss

Loose skin from weight loss
Loose skin from weight loss I have nothing to hide about my loose skin from weight loss or my excess skin.  I wanted to put it out there.  A lot of people may be curious to what my body looks like after losing 100 lbs and there is no doubt I have loose skin from... Read more »

How to cope with stress

How to cope with stress
How to cope with stress I sat in an 8th grade health class last month and they were discussing how to cope with stress.  I wrote down their ideas on how to cope with stress and thought I would share what the 8th graders in Chicago said.  I believe taking time for yourself is an... Read more »

Positive Affirmations

Positive Affirmations
Positive Affirmations I learned about the importance of positive affirmations when I became  a Social Worker working with mentally ill adults with substance abuse. For group, we had everyone state positive affirmations for the day.  This helped transform their negative thought process into an uplifting thought process.  A Helpful blog about positive affirmations. When you doubt yourself... Read more »
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: review of Life Magazine article on obesity

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: review of Life Magazine article on obesity
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I came across an article in Life Magazine that referred to an article from 1954 on obesity.  This article talked about how obesity is still a problem but has gotten out of hand.  The referenced article recapped Dorothy Bradley’s struggle with overeating and body image.  She was put down in the article... Read more »