mental-health

Does This Blog Make Me Look Fat? When Inner Voices Aren’t Very Nice

Jill Miller by Jill Miller | November 8th, 2011 | 6 Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Personal Growth, Yoga | tags: anorexia, body-image, bulimia, criticism, disordered eating, eating disorders, fat acceptance, Geneen Roth, Gil Hedley, inner voices, kids, mental-health, parenting, parents, teens, weight, Yoga Tune Up®, young women

Eating DisorderHow I became the chubby kid

As a child, I was given free reign to eat whatever I wanted. This meant daily bowls of crushed oreos in milk, after-school snacks of burgers and fries as a “treat” for answering phones at the family business and, in the evening, half a pint of Haagen-Dazs for dessert. Every day I satisfied my “junk-food tooth” on top of my favorite past-times: reading, watching TV or playing with Barbies. Consequently I was that kid. The chubby one.

At the time, I didn’t have a lot of critical self-consciousness about it … I can’t remember inner voices telling me “you’re fat” or “if you eat that you’ll get fatter” (although I did always wear a T-shirt over my bathing suit). I say “inner voices” because there actually were some external voices saying these exact things to me, directly and out loud: my parents and grandparents. They saw my bulging belly, thick thighs and chipmunk cheeks and thought it went beyond cutesy “baby fat.”

It’s a … Home!

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | February 23rd, 2011 | 1 Comment
topic: Eco Decorating, Family Health, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home | tags: baking soda, carpet, chemical cleaning supplies, clutter, crafting, crafts, curb, DIY projects, eco-friendly, enviornmental, family, flooring, free, FSC-certified hardwood floors, green cleaners, healthy home, house, linoleum, mental-health, pets, possessions, remodeling, renovation, retreat, rugs, sanctuary, spiritual, street, stuff, sustainable lumber, things, toxins, vinegar, vinyl, wood

It's a Home blog

My home is undergoing a rebirth. It’s painful, long and decidedly unpredictable.

Most people might call it a renovation. But it’s more than that. It’s a new incarnation of what was formerly four walls and a roof into a home.

The rebirth is born of necessity — a leaky roof, drafty windows and stained broadloom carpet that harbored more than I wanted to consider within its fibers…

What Happens to Recyclables After They Are Collected? and More

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | November 14th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News | tags: diet, gaiam, game, Green Living, mental-health, music, nutrition, recycling, walking, Yoga

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

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Name That Yoga Pose and Test Your Memory and Yoga Knowledge!

The Future of Green Homes, How to Green Your Diet & More

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | October 6th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Green Living, Green Tech | tags: diet, elections, home, mental-health, nutrition, womens health, Yoga

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

15 Inspiring Glimpses into the Future of Green Housing

15 amazing examples of futuristic innovations in green housing that are being used in modern homes and greenhouses today. (EcoSalon)

Living Roundup: Greening Starbucks, Naked Yoga & More

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | April 4th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News | tags: army, emotion, green-business, health, mental-health, nutrition, starbucks, Yoga

How to Green Your Starbucks

At Starbucks Ideas, customers get a chance to say what they expect from the world’s largest chain of coffee shops. Here’s a list of requests for making Starbucks more environmentally responsible. Be sure to vote on them! (Lorna Li – Green Marketing 2.0)

Did Earth Hour Make a Difference?