By Emily Averitt, M.A. If you have found yourself channel surfing anytime over the past several months, and just so happened to catch a familiar cheese commercial involving a delightful bovine, you might recognize this question: “Have you laughed today?”… Well? Have you? It’s a good question. After all, they (whoever ‘they’ are) say that [...]
Talking about weight, one’s body, or other’s bodies has unfortunately become a socially normalized practice and rarely seems focused on body acceptance, let alone “body love.” As we become aware of how much we might judge ourselves or others based on what our body “is not” or “should be,” we broaden our lens wide enough to see and recognize what our body “is” and “can be.” What a beautiful concept!
1. Take a Deep Breath Deep breathing exercises can reduce stress and supercharge your brain. A little stress is okay, but too much stress can be bad news. Stress hormones can interfere with thinking, learning, and memory. In addition, research has shown that too much stress can make you sick. Deep breathing increases the circulation [...]