Let's change the way we see health
In Our Own Skin
A Multicultural CollectionAbout Body Image
Holiday photo ops carry a mostly nice sentiment, but can also be a reminder of our body insecurities.
Do you ever just read or hear something and immediately the connection you have with it is soul-affirming?
When do children stop trying being themselves and start striving to be like others, judging those who are not alike?
I still feel the need to have an extra change of clothes, or avoid being sweaty for extended periods of time around other people.
You never know who deals with the same things you do. Anything you’re going through can be worked through.
Every woman looks differently, grows babies differently, and experiences pregnancy and childbirth differently.
My mental and physical health remains in a constant state of limbo; some days are better than others.
We may not get back to where we once were, but we can fight to get closer to where we want to be.
How do you feel? No but really. How. Do. You. Feel?
What rings true for so many parents is the desire to protect our children from the things we’ve struggled with ourselves.
It’s amazing how much of a difference facial hair can make in terms of the way we view someone’s physical appearance.
Senior citizens are deserving of more respect, dignity, and reverence than they are given.
Getting fit is hard. Even tougher is getting back into shape after falling out of a routine.
Would our perceptions of ourselves change if the things we were watching told us differently?
You can choose to see the beauty and strength in yourself and others, because we all have it.
After a few shirts start to stretch, you realize you may have put on a little more than “a few pounds.”
I’ve spent much of my life being uncomfortable with my body, but what I have learned isn’t for nothing.
Remember when movement consisted of having fun? This is what movement should be like, always.
When did we become so hard on ourselves and making excuses about the way we look?
The vocabulary we use to describe a person or group of people is important.
The things that negative body image steals from us on a daily basis is something we shouldn’t have to accept.
I wanted to feel what the fresh air was like, and it was truly liberating.
We can’t help how much space we take up, but we can all be considerate of each other’s space.
On the day when we celebrate freedom, it can be a struggle not to be trapped by the urge to overeat.
Sharing a meal is just as much an opportunity to talk, as it is to listen.
For a long time I thought being thin was the key to my happiness. It wasn’t.
There have been a lot of struggles in my life, especially when it has come to loving myself.
It’s hard to look in the mirror and like what I see, but I am beautiful because I decided that I am.
Starting a conversation around the complexities that come with varying perspectives of body image.
"Chef" Orky's Kitchen
by Alyssa DelSoldato
Craving salty, crunchy snacks but don’t want chips? A quick grab-and-go breakfast? Seed Bark is the answer!
It’s that time of year again— colds, the flu, sinus infections. A chance to finally make this Bengali home remedy.
If you’re a teacher looking for a fun classroom activity, or you have kids at home, this is a quick, easy recipe to try for yourself!
Looking for some recipes for a date night in? Here are dumplings you can make into many different shapes!
If you're a fan of breakfast, this week’s savory recipe is for you.
Check out this week’s Shrimp Boil Foil Packet recipe!
Check out this week’s Lemon Herb Chicken and Green Beans Foil Packet recipe!
Did I just stumble onto something that will revolutionize the way I cook? I just might have.
Experience a little piece of my trip to Arizona through this side dish.
If you have an adventurous spirit in the kitchen, a CSA might be a good investment for you, too.
Not only is it vegetarian- and vegan-friendly, it makes a nice addition to whatever you’re serving!
I decided to bake some fresh home-cooked food treats for my cats— they’re part of the family, too!
Sometimes you get stuck in a rut in the kitchen and need to break out of your routine go-to meals.
I have always been a big fan of bagels. But is there a better version out there that’s been hiding?
Getting stuck in Ecuador for an extra day gave me the time to try this delicious breakfast treat.
Mix-and-match different grains, seeds, and nuts to mix it up and add some variety to your breakfast.
I’ve received a lot of questions about the Instant Pot, so I thought I’d review this amazing appliance.
By researching and planning, I managed to get my grocery bill to about $40 for 2 people.
Eating on a budget it is completely doable when you plan your meals and shop around.
by Captain Eugene Bucciarelli, CPA
Every bank has different names for checking accounts, but generally, they are all basically limited to a few specific types.
Your rights and responsibilities as an account holder are set out in the agreements you sign when you open an account.
Some of the most important responsibilities a bank has to you, the customer, are set out in the agreements you sign and/or agree to when you open an account.
The more information you have about why and how banks do what they do, the better consumer you can be.
My Train of Thought
by Sean Jackson
When working out starts feeling monotonous, these 3 things help me to find new vigor for working out.
The exercises are your choice, the workout is all about timing.
A core complex exercise that engages your entire body, targeting your abs, lower back, and obliques.
A lower body hinge exercise that recruits your entire body, targeting your hamstrings and glutes.
A lower body complex exercise that recruits your upper body, targeting your shoulders, chest, and triceps.
A lower body complex exercise that recruits your core, targeting your quads, glutes, and hamstrings.
No one has ever not failed when it has come to fitness. They just decide to continue trying.
We all come up with excuses, none more present than when getting a workout in or starting an exercising program.
Giving 100% effort is great, except when it applies through working through fitness injuries.
People look forward to summer, with great weather, parties, and plenty of opportunities to show some skin.
You've built your bargain home gym, now here are some workout plans for both beginner and advanced exercisers.
The best trainer for you may not always be the one who has the most Instagram followers.
The end of the year often brings thoughts of “goal crushing.” Here are 3 basic goals to strive for.
Time is a common excuse for not working out. Here's how to save time by bringing the gym to us.
by Mike Trovato
THE environment is the Earth’s environment as a whole, but think about OUR environment and what’s around us.
Most of us have had at least one job that we absolutely couldn’t wait to leave.
Ever try to think yourself out of anxious moments? Sometimes, it isn’t quite so straightforward.
Some people are “social butterflies,” others get nervous “butterflies” in social situations.
3 areas of physical health that impact anxiety, but don’t always get the attention they deserve.
Some things in our lives happen for reasons we can’t foresee, explain, or understand at the time.
The phrase “everything happens for a reason” was hard to grasp, especially when the reasons didn’t make sense to me.
For as much time as I had spent agonizing over what to say, these words just came out without any thought.
I didn’t expect spirituality to take on the meaningful role it has taken on in my life— it kind of just happened.
There’s something ridiculously satisfying about taking responsibility for achieving your own happiness.
Wouldn’t it be nice if when things weren’t going your way, you could simply reboot and try again?
Having an outlet can be the difference between simply functioning and not functioning at all.
New beginnings can feel both refreshing and daunting. Which one it is, depends on your perspective.
Doing something for yourself is not selfish. Everybody needs to take care of their own selves, some of the time.
Making an effort to understand our emotions can help us to express what we need.
Self-acceptance and self-understanding are the keys to expressing myself more fully.
Once we know what causes anxiety and why, we can focus on how to address it.
My plan for coping with anxiety starts by digging deeper into what I'm anxious about and why.
Letting go is hard, but in many cases, it's the best thing for us.
When I was younger, I hardly resisted what others suggested that I do. Finally, I’m hearing my true self speak.
The idea that somebody “knows us better than we know ourselves” begs the question: How well do you know yourself?
Amazing things can happen when we identify what's important to us and find strength in moments of weakness.
Through all the difficulty it may bring, OCD can have its share of silver linings.
When anxiety, medication, and therapy didn't make sense, I leaned on numbers.
Have you ever been tense from watching a suspenseful movie? Imagine what it might be like to feel this way all the time.
Originally, I thought going to therapy for my OCD wasn't a choice. Now, I wonder about my experience.
Neither I nor my family had any idea what OCD was until one night, I started repeating myself for no reason at all.
When the things that are causing unease, restlessness, and frustration can't be resolved with tangible changes,
OCD goes far beyond washing hands and repeatedly checking stoves and locked doors.
The Kulmann Chronicle
by Chris Kulmann
Once in a while, I feel the urge for symmetry. I know that if I give in, the urge could strengthen.
I thought the demographics of non-makeup users would be predictable. I was completely wrong.
Although they share some commonalities, people’s experiences and reasons behind using makeup differ.
Taking a two steps towards weight-loss progress, followed by a step or two backwards.
Scheduled eating practices self-control, and more importantly, can help to regain confidence.
Just as the triggers and symptoms of anxiety are widely varied, so are the forms of treatment.
For many, the triggers of anxiety are elements of everyday life and vary depending on the person.
People experience anxiety symptoms not only in a variety of strengths but also in varying frequency.
After hearing so many people talk about their own anxiety, I began to grow curious to see what I could learn.
Many people mistake that racial differences are the problem, but race is merely a symptom.
Our society and history have been wounded for quite some time now. What can we do to help?
Can we as a society diminish, if not end generations of abuse and harassment? Arguably, we can.
In many cases of sexual oppression, there is the phenomenon of victims downplaying the severity of the event.
Sexual oppression can happen to anybody, regardless of gender identity or orientation.
Identifying what sexual oppression looks and sounds like, and defining “the line."
To better our collective social and mental health, we need to understand each other on an emotional and psychological level.
There are many natural ways to cope with the symptoms of depression.
We all experience depression on some level, though we may experience it differently and deal with it in a variety of manners.
A year ago, I began a men’s group, a place for guys to feel safe talking about our lives without covering up with machismo.
Thirteen minutes away from the end of a workout, I felt a painful twitch.
Being In Tune
by Elena Trovato
I love sharing music with people. It's my favorite thing to do.
Imagine going into each new day being open to embracing whatever comes our way.
The hard parts of life can be scary, but knowing we have people there for us can be the biggest help of all.
We can all use Valentine’s month as an opportunity to reflect upon the universal feeling that is love.
Having a family and friends to celebrate with— no matter how many or few— is a huge blessing,
We’ve all got that “one song” where the second we hear the introduction we can’t help but move.
Welcome to the new “Songs That…” series, featuring go-to songs from you, The WIMH Community.
After 23 playlists, and ton of self-discovery, it’s time to highlight your contributions, your opinions, and your voices.
It's amazing what a little adjustment can do to help us accomplish our goals.
I like to revamp my collection as often as possible and am always interested in what other people are listening to.
There is an incredible sense of power that comes with being an artist; you can literally create whatever you want
by Various Authors
I’m done beating myself up over missing yet another gym day. When I’m ready to go back, the gym will be there.
Through these 3 tactics, we could make decisions that benefit more of us, rather than working against those on a “different team.”
How often do you find yourself frustrated every time you see, hear, or read the news? Just think about how that impacts our mental health.
A simple but flavorful sweet potato pasta dish with just the right balance of carbs and protein.
Keeping it 100
a Collaboration withPlanned Parenthood of Nassau County
No matter what choice you make or what road you decide to travel, you are not alone in your journey.
HIV and AIDS are not the same, and people with HIV do not always develop AIDS.
People take birth control for a lot of reasons– not just to prevent pregnancy.
Regardless of your gender identity, these visits are an important part of taking care of your health.
What they are, how they’re passed, and how to talk about getting tested or having an STI.
In today’s world, everything is either hyper-sexualized or kept hidden. It’s time to change that.
Feed Your Soul
by Savanna Venier
Remove “good” and “bad” from your vocabulary— one unhealthy meal will not destroy your efforts.
There’s nothing wrong with striving to be your best self. Here’s what to do when you’ve “failed” again.
How to find time to stay healthy while dealing with the daily demands life throws at you.
4 daily reminders to help you implement self-love and body acceptance long BEFORE you obtain your dream body.
No matter the individual differences between humans, we all were created to eat REAL food.
Now that you’re free from the scale, what to focus on, how different you’ll feel, etc.
The science behind why stressing over the number on the scale is bad for our bodies and minds.
Having trouble losing those "extra" 5 pounds? The relationship you have with your scale may be the problem.
by Austin Kapetanakis
The person who signs up for a marathon and the person who finishes the marathon is not the same person!
Emotions are not bad as long as we choose to respond appropriately, despite some negative feelings.
No matter how good we may be at something, there is always room to learn something new.
Every action that you and I take, will always have an effect on the others and the world around us.
When we put what’s going on in the infinite depths of our mind onto paper, the possibilities are endless.
No matter who you are, you can greatly benefit from mentorship if you are open and willing to learn.
It’s what we do with our time, not how much we have of it, that really matters.
Feedback is one of the greatest tools available to us for personal growth.
It's in our nature to lead an active lifestyle.
Achieving success in most things we do in our lives is often a direct result from our strong foundations.
Having a vision for our lives can help give us something to move toward.
Our discipline and willpower is like a muscle, the more we flex it, the stronger it gets.
If the idea of developing a meditation practice has piqued your interest, start here.
When we let go of what we are, we begin accessing what we might be capable of doing and becoming.
I believe that the biggest contributions we can make to the world come from being ourselves.
If I were to ask you what you tend to focus on in life, what would your answer be?
We will never be able to stop our thoughts, but through practice, we can train ourselves to be more present.
What if every time you faced adversity, you got excited, happy, and grateful instead of bitter?
by Maren Crowley
Diving into a new healthy nutritional lifestyle can be scary, but there are simple steps that you can take to make changes.
I’m always thrilled to help others, but it’s even sweeter when it’s family.
There’s a common misnomer about what it takes to be your own boss. Truth is, you actually have to work.
How becoming a health and wellness coach has taught me to say, “Yes.”
Have you ever thought to yourself, “Wow, I didn’t accomplish anything today”?
Growing up, we're molded to attend school, go to college, and get a job, but maybe following "the plan" isn't what will make you happy.
New Year’s Resolutions; how often do we actually keep them? Whatever your goals are for 2017, here's a suggestion.
The holiday season can be one of the happiest times of my life. Three years ago, it was also one of the darkest.
by Michelle Vinay
You don't have to wait until someone dies to need to grieve.
Labels tend to do more damage than good. Being mindful of this can help us show more compassion and understanding.
Hindsight is usually 20/20. In my experience, clarity comes after you accept responsibility for your future, regardless of your past.
Fast and Fueled
by Kelsey Beckman
Dispelling a few common diet fads to help you choose your approach to food.
Here are some healthful tips that may help you navigate your holiday season!
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