The Color Run 2015 Shine Tour Giveaway! | #WeShine

The Color Run 2015 Shine Tour Giveaway! | #WeShineLast year I ran my first race with The Color Run, and it became one of my favorite 5Ks. The husband had never raced with me before or ever really so I dragged him along. Nothing says quality time like color everywhere!Both the pre and post race activities are fun too. Everyone is buzzing with energy, clean, and anticipating the fun to be had. It is one of the few [more]

10 Signs You Are a Big Disney Kid

10 Signs You Are a Big Disney KidAs I sit here excited about the upcoming Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, my mind can't help but be filled with all things Disney. I might argue that it is more filled with Disney than usual and that is saying a lot. Then I realized that I'm not just a Disney Mom, I am a big Disney Kid. Read my list and see if you're a big Disney Kid too.10. [more]

Spring Into Health with Stonyfield Greek and Chia Yogurt | #StonyfieldBlogger

Spring Into Health with Stonyfield Greek and Chia Yogurt | #StonyfieldBloggerSpring is officially here, even after an unexpected snow day! Everyone is coming out of hibernation ready to be active again. For me this means I can finally get outside to run again, I just don't like the treadmill. Regardless of your plan for fitness this Spring, Stonyfield has the perfect companion to help you reach your goals. Stonyfield Greek and Chia is my new favorite food. Smooth, delicious, and filling, the [more]

HP Solutions for Busy Moms and Dads | #HPSmartMom

HP Solutions for Busy Moms and Dads | #HPSmartMomWhen I was little I thought life would be more like the Jetson's by this point. A robotic maid, space travel, a dog like astro. We may not have all the luxuries of our favorite space-aged family but there are companies out there trying to help us out of the stone age.HP is bringing us into the future with solutions for busy moms and dads with their products, services, and [more]

Monkey Kingdom Family Activity Packet & Educator's Guide #MonkeyKingdom

Monkey Kingdom Family Activity Packet & Educator's Guide #MonkeyKingdomThis April, journey into the jungles of South Asia and discover Monkey Kingdom, the newest film from Disneynature. Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey is the star of Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son [more]

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS! Win Tickets Today!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS! Win Tickets Today!  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDSSM Circus Stars Meet Mythological Creatures & Legends at The Greatest Show On Earth® This promises to be a show like no other. I remember going to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey when I was little, my favorite part was always the big cats. Our family is excited to experience this all new show full of mythical creatures and awesomeness.  LEGENDS is coming to The Patriot [more]

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Looking at Body Image from the Inside Out

Looking at Body Image from the Inside Out

When I was younger I went through a lot of turmoil. One of the side effects of this was developing an eating disorder. At the time I didn’t know what to call it and I definitely did not have any one trying to stop me. In fact it was the opposite, I was getting complimented on how thin I was becoming. Thankfully I out stubborned myself and sought help. Today I try to be conscious of how I speak to others and myself about body images and health.

Especially with a young daughter, I do not want her to grow up with that weight on her shoulders, trying to be “perfect.” 

Rock Recovery, Healthy Body Image, Body Image Disorder, Help for Eating Disorders, #IHadNoIdea

I recently attended an informative brunch hosted by Rock Recovery, a local organization that supports the journey to freedom from disordered eating by providing services that are accessible to individuals & by empowering through community education. They hold workshops, events, as well as  individual and community based programs to achieve that goal of freedom. 

Rock Recovery makes it possible for clients to pursue recovery without giving up their daily life. With support systems, education, and the feeling of belonging, this organization knows how to reach people where they are and help them move forward in a positive way. 

Rock Recovery

Even though I am actively involved in the health and wellness community I sat there shocked by what I was hearing. I truly had no idea how high the statistics are for eating disorders. My problems came out of my mental state at the time. Now years later, doctors are finally seeing the relationship between your mental health and your body image. 

Every BODY is Different  

  • 46% of children ages 9-11 are on some sort of diet (what?!)
  • 20 million women & 10 million men will have an eating disorder
  • Eating disorders are now classified as mental illnesses

The most empowering aspect of attending that event was when we all came together to brainstorm how to help those around us and in our circle of influence promote healthy body images. It starts with our words. How are we speaking or writing about others, ourselves? As a community of media representatives we need to counteract all the unrealistic body expectations in society. If we as women and men can change our attitudes and speech when it comes to body image then we can make a difference in the lives of our children and those around us. 

Speak life and positivity, encouraging confidence and self-esteeem. 

I know I will be more careful about what I say and how I say it when it comes to discussing health with you all. How do you think you can make a difference in your sphere of influence?

For more information about Rock Recovery connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Get healthy with Mercola & Giveaway!

Get healthy with Mercola & Giveaway!

Whenever a new year comes around getting healthy seems to be the top goal for everyone. I have been on this journey for awhile. Like you, I have great days and not so great days…sometimes you just have to eat the donut! One thing I always do is honestly evaluate my efforts at the end ofContinue Reading

Ditching Toxins in Your Deodorant with a Primal Pit Paste Giveaway!

Ditching Toxins in Your Deodorant with a Primal Pit Paste Giveaway!

Not to gross you out but I sweat. I’ve been self conscious about my sweat and any smells that might be associated all my life. A lot of my friends made the switch to no deodorant or natural deodorant awhile ago. But for me, armpit cleansing and ditching my toxin filled deodorant seemed scary. WhatContinue Reading

Keep Your Kids Healthy With a Soothie Suckers Giveaway!

Keep Your Kids Healthy With a Soothie Suckers Giveaway!

Natural Remedies. I love them, I use them, and I preach their goodness to anyone who will listen. With cold and flue season rapidly approaching, we all need to stock up on the good stuff to keep our families healthy, happy, and in school!  Soothie Suckers are natural herbal supplements packed in ice pop pouches. My kidsContinue Reading

My Interview with Nutrition Expert Pam Nisevich Bede

My Interview with Nutrition Expert Pam Nisevich Bede

Have you ever wanted to sit down and ask a nutritionist anything and everything that comes to mind? I know I have. Well, I finally got the chance, and I made sure to ask questions both you and I wanted to know.   Recently, I was able to interview Pam Nisevich Bede, a nutrition expert.Continue Reading

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