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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with obesity can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed obesity. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you feel? It's not...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Member Spotlight: Learning What Works

Member Spotlight: Learning What Works

My name is Cathy, and I am 61 years old. I have been overweight for over 43 years now. When I got married I was a lovely size 10. Then I got pregnant. At that point I still ate, as my mother-in-law said, like a bird. I was eating for two, she...
Posted 07/09/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing obesity, saying...
Posted 06/05/2019
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What Aidy Bryant's Reaction to Obesity Stigma Does for the Rest of Us

What Aidy Bryant's Reaction to Obesity Stigma Does for the Rest of Us

Aidy Bryant, star of the hit show "Shrill," recently spoke out about the stigma encountered by people living with obesity, saying she "mourns" the time she lost feeling self-conscious as a teen. At her words, a wave of empathy and validation...
Posted 05/28/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Are You Afraid to Say No?

Are You Afraid to Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression

FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression

By Carole Tanzer Miller and E.J. Mundell, HealthDay ReportersWEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the nasal spray medication esketamine -- a relative of the club drug and anesthetic ketamine...
Posted 03/18/2019
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Alcohol May Be Sabotaging Your Diet

Alcohol May Be Sabotaging Your Diet

By Len CanterHealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Dec. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol.It's a fixture at New Year's parties, but it's also is a calorie guzzler -- one drink can eat up 10 percent or more of a dieter's daily allotment, depending on how...
Posted 02/22/2019
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