Should We Really Avoid Pain At All Costs?

Here in America, the trend seems to be avoiding pain at all costs....more
Pain is human alert system that signals a change needs to be made. I do believe that the ... more

It's Not Just Lululemon: Dude Proves Yoga Pant Sizing is Crazy

Over the past few months, Lululemon has been under fire for shunning plus-size shoppers. Not only has one former employee stepped up confirming that discouraging “larger” women shoppers was the store’s key strategy, but their stretchy pant leader, founder Chip Wilson, has implied that the reason some pants become sheer is because the plus-size consumer is ruining the fabric....more
Yes, women's sizing is all jacked up but I'm not sure how comparing a guy's body and sizing ... more

Dear Martha Stewart, Here's What You SHOULD Have Said About Bloggers

Dear Martha Stewart, Lots of bloggers are highly miffed with you right now, and I get why. ...more
Hmmm, Martha, who I still respect, just showed her graying roots. She might as well have said ... more

Exploitation vs. Appreciation: Can You Tell The Difference?

First, take a few and read this from NPR Music: "When Pop Stars Flirt With Bad Taste"Cultural appropriation.Done "right": tastefully with an obvious appreciation, understanding and respect for a culture's influence on them and their artistry:Justin Timberlake MTV Vanguard Medley(Click to watch)...more
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Miley and her crew think they are being cool and ... more

What's All the Buzz About "Fat Talk"?

Lately, I've been seeing a lot of press about a phenomenon known as "fat talk" -- a type of discussion being attributed almost exclusively to women. It's a back-and-forth conversation in which we make disparaging remarks about our bodies. It usually starts with one individual saying something like "Ugh, my butt looks so huge in these jeans". This generates a cacophony of competing comments, such as, "Never mind your butt, just look at the size of my thighs."...more
I agree with Jennifer. Instead of showing empathy by agreeing we should tell ourselves and the ... more

Gwyneth Paltrow Simultaneously Tops Lists of "Most Beautiful" and "Most Hated": What's Up?

[Editor's Note: This week Gwyneth Paltrow topped People Magazine's annual Most Beautiful list, but that's not the only list she took the top spot on. Star Magazine released it's own list this week: The 20 Most Hated Celebrities, and Gwynnie snatched first prize there as well. Laura from Hollywood Housewife asks what gives. I'm all ears. -- Morgan]...more
My theory is that no one likes a braggart and least of al someone who whines about what seems to ... more

10 Health Habits They Didn't Teach Me In Medical School

In medical school, it would be nice to think doctors learn everything there is to know about being healthy. As someone who's been through med school, I can confidently say that's not the case. As I wrote about in my upcoming book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself and as discussed in my latest TEDx talk, the scientific data proves that there are ten key habits that lead to optimal health. ...more
Love it!! ALl tenets I aim to live by and pass on to my clients. Thanks for posting! more

Food Bloggers Fight Storm of Facebook Pages That Are Stealing Their Content

Something ugly is happening on Facebook, and as a food blogger, I am not only disturbed, I am alarmed. People are starting Facebook pages that copy photos and recipes from food blogs and repost them on their pages, either without attribution or improper attribution. Some even go as far as to claim the photos and recipes are theirs. And some are actually threatening the food bloggers who contact them. ...more
I post many recipes to my Facebook Page via copying and pasting  the links to the blogs.... I ... more

"Help, My 7 Year Old's Worried About Her Weight"

Editor's note: It's a sad fact of life that many women worry about their weight, even when they're svelte. The day my two-year-old daughter has to worry about such things, I figured, was far off. Only this post by Michele suggests otherwise, detailing the moment her seven-year-old daughter asked "How many calories are in this granola bar, Mom? I don't want to eat too many calories." That's when it dawned on her that she should think twice about what she said about weight in front of her kids. It's a lesson I'm going to follow once my daughter approaches that age. – Judy ...more
This made me a little sad but it's so understandable considering the wealth of information and ... more

Thai Black Pepper Garlic Tofu from FatFree Vegan Kitchen

After she fell in love with the dish at a local Thai restaurant, Susan from FatFree Vegan Kitchen re-created this Thai Black Pepper and Garlic Tofu at home. For tofu fans who don't mind a little heat, this sounds like a perfect Meatless Monday dinner. Susan makes hers lower in fat than the restaurant version by baking the tofu and steam-frying the vegetables, so her recipe is perfect for anyone who's thinking about losing a few pounds. ...more
sounds divine!! more