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Eating In Peace
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Eating In Peace

Eating in “Peace” By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, CDN   No matter our age, our education or our past experiences, we are always able to learn more…especially new and different things. Two Fridays ago, alongside my peers, Andrea Gitter, MA, LCAT, and Jill Castle, RD, I delivered a presentation on Intuitive Eating and Diabetes to the New York City Nutrition Education Network (NYCNEN). After the presentation, NYCNEN offered the attendees a mindful lunch meal experience.

My 30-Day Orgasmic Yoga Challenge
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My 30-Day Orgasmic Yoga Challenge

I like to share that I am into my second week of a 30-day Orgasmic Yoga journey - Day 12 as a matter of fact. I hesitated for a number of days before deciding to take the step of documenting it and sharing with you my experience. What is Orgasmic Yoga? Orgasmic Yoga involves pleasurable, intimate and transformative practices. When practiced regularly over time, Orgasmic Yoga can change your life. The practice sessions involve breathing, savoring, sound, movement, touch, placement of attention, and awareness of intention.  

I Still Say A Little Prayer For You: Part 4
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I Still Say A Little Prayer For You: Part 4

When your favorite actor is unable to seduce you because an off-screen man stole your heart away ... you know you are in deep deep trouble. So I finally caved and went in for some serious healing in New York. Taking a cue from the late singer Marvin Gaye I admitted my need for some healing of my own. Then I went out and got the remedies. No, I did not visit one of those shops, rather it was time to get more serious about my Tantra yoga practice and bring a certain issue to a BodyTalk session.

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Do you always dread looking in the mirror?
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How Can I Learn To Love My Body Again?

Do you dread shopping for new clothes? When you look in the mirror, do you see yourself as "fat" and "ugly" in anything you try on? Are you worried that you'll never come to terms with your body? If so, help is on the way!

The Voice of Trichotillomania
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The Voice of Trichotillomania

I wanted to love myself. I wanted something to change. After years of therapy, coaching and other healing work, the world began to look up. I was full of possibility. The secret that I kept close to me, hidden in the shadows for 31 years was now ready to be shared and I was ready to share it.   I chose to bring my secret to the light. I wanted to celebrate It, and who I had become. I wanted to use It to help others – people like me, people who felt ashamed; men who felt embarrassed, and women who felt ugly.

A 10-Step Guide To Sexy Legs For Spring
Give your legs a makeover!
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A 10-Step Guide To Sexy Legs For Spring

Turns out there are a variety of ways you can improve the look and feel of your gams, regardless of your time and budget constraints. You'll be so glad you took these tips you'll actually feel bad for the women who depend on software to have the kind of legs significant others can't keep their hands and eyes off of.

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Love your kids? Love your body.
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Your Bad Body Image & Your Kids: A Dangerous Combination

In all my years as a parent educator, I have never met parents who earnestly wanted to hurt their children. Most parents sincerely want to encourage and empower their children to lead strong, successful lives. However, it is their lack of mindfulness that defaults into old patterns and belief systems that teach their children harmful messages rather accidently.

6 Easy Ways To Befriend Your Body
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6 Easy Ways To Befriend Your Body

Are you among the 38% who made New Year's Resolutions to take better care of their bodies? If so, you're not alone. But while almost 50% of us make resolutions in January, 25% of all Resolvers don't make it past Week One (per Betterment.com). Why is it so easy to take care of our boyfriends, galpals and loved ones but so hard to take care of ourselves? Perhaps because few of us actually treat ourselves like our own best friends -- which we are!

10 Things To Know To Love Your Body & Have Great Sex?
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10 Things To Know To Love Your Body & Have Great Sex?

• Your body is a work of beauty and art created intentionally by the same God that created the earth.  It is a sensual body filled with many wonderful ways to know, experience and celebrate joy and pleasure.  Love, appreciate and savor every inch of your lusciousness! • You were given your sensual, beautiful, miraculous body so you could know how remarkable you are.  The more you believe this the more joy you will bring to yourself. • You were created to know love – to be loved, to give love, to act in love and to defend love.

THE SESSIONS: Made in the Image of God
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THE SESSIONS: Made in the Image of God

The Oscar contender, THE SESSIONS, starring Helen Hunt (Cheryl Cohen Greene), John Hawkes (Mark O'Brien) and William H. Macy (Father Brendan) deals head on with human sexuality and disability in all their complexities. The movie tells the story of Mark O'Brien, a 38-year-old Catholic virgin who has spent most of his life in an iron lung as a consequence of contracting polio as a child. His paralysis from the neck down leaves him reliant on others to take care of literally all of his physical needs.