Start an Organic Garden for Earth Day!

Start an Organic Garden for Earth Day!Happy Earth Day 2015!We are celebrating this Earth Day by venturing into new, uncharted green living territory - gardening. I'm not talking planting some things outside and not using pesticides, but actual grow something to eat type gardening. A little background on me. My grandmother has the greenest thumb I know. She had a garden that I helped her weed and harvest from. From as far back as I can remember [more]

Meet the Voices in Your Head in Disney's Inside Out! #InsideOut

Meet the Voices in Your Head in Disney's Inside Out! #InsideOutHave you ever wondered where our emotions come from? Or what is happening when we have an outburst? The all new e-MOTION picture from Disney, Inside Out, is introducing us to the little voices inside our heads. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, [more]

Meet the New Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars Discount & Giveaway! #SGSavvySnacker

Meet the New Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars Discount & Giveaway! #SGSavvySnackerOne of my favorite on the go snacks are bars. Protein bars, fruit bars, you name it. They fit easily into any bag and are quick to grab on my way out the door. Not all bars are created equal not only in nutritional value but also in taste.    Awhile back, I tried out Skinnygirl's original Tasty Nutrition Bars and they were so good I felt like I was cheating on my [more]

Recap: Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey presents Legends!

Recap: Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey presents Legends!Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS! is an amazing show from start to finish! Mr. Jonathan Lee Iverson, whom I met a few weeks ago aboard the Pie Car, is the ultimate Ringmaster! He breathes life into LEGENDS with his masterful storytelling, amazing voice, and outgoing personality.  You can't have a circus without clowns. Nothing scary here! These Clowns are funny, silly, and very nimble! Before the show started, we were able [more]

What to Pack for Disney Social Media Moms Celebration! | #DisneySMMC

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Stonyfield Yogurt Pearls, A Perfect Bite | #StonyfieldBlogger

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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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