This fall, New York City becomes the first city in the nation to tackle the issue of girls’ self-esteem and body image. Recognizing that girls as young as 6 and 7 are struggling with body image and self-esteem, (over 80% of 10-year-old girls are afraid of being fat and by middle school, 40-70% of girls are dissatisfied with two or more parts of their body), New York City is launching a self-esteem initiative to help girls believe their value comes from their character, skills, and attributes – not appearance.
Dr. Daniel J. Siegel In May, Garrison Institute International, the Flow Foundation and Erasmus University co-sponsored a fascinating
This is AMAZING. Neuroscience research showing how all of our nerves on our gut and heart actually demonstrate the hackneyed phrases “do what you love,” “follow your heart,” “go with your gut.” What’s more, this article also shows how the brain relates to the rest of the body and others, it’s an organism interacting and learning from every sensation and interaction. How cool is that? Do we need more proof to do what’s best for us…and if we don’t know to watch how our body reacts?
I love this comic most likely because the character in it rings with such certainty and focus — things I want to have. I’d like to think pursuing a job or career was so simple, but is it? Or does my mind just make it more complicated? Humph.
If you’re reaching for the potato chips when you’re stressed, then you’re not alone. In a national survey, more than one-third of participants said they alter their diets when they’re stressed, often turning to foods that comfort them. Doctors suggest links between our moods and what we eat –– so, next time, grab a couple pieces of dark chocolate instead. Nutrient-rich foods might just help you keep a cap on your stress.
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Magnesium lowers anxiety? When all my fav fields: psych, nutrition, and bio collide. My brain and soul can’t handle it. I want it all.