As parents, it goes without saying that we just want the best for our children. Being worried about their health is just one of our many concerns. But sometimes, we can say things that don't seem like a big deal but end up really hurting our kids' self-esteem and confidence. When it comes to parenting, we need to be really careful about what we say (and how we say it) because our words can have a lasting effect. For starters, if you're really worried about your daughter's weight, there's a right way and a wrong way to say it without hurting her feelings. Using the word "fat" can be destructive to her self-esteem unless it's for educational purposes.
Being with someone who is an alcoholic is really tough. No matter how long you've been together, having to go through the highs and lows of his mood swings can be emotionally draining and exhausting. Staying seems co-dependent and leaving (especially when he needs you the most) just seems cruel. But this can sometimes take a toll on your marriage and end up leading you on the path to divorce.
Do you sometimes find it hard to wake up in the morning with a smile on your face after going through your mental checklist for the day? Are you constantly weighed down by stress to the point where you'd rather be left alone? If the answer to these questions are a resounding yes, don't worry; we've all been there. Everyone gets the blues now and again but what do you do if your daughter expresses the same feelings but in a much more dire way?
March is National Nutrition Month, and while most of us have a vague idea about what it means to be healthy and eat well, we may not know exactly what we should be doing on a day-to-day basis. In this video, YourTango Expert Nicole Burley offers some concrete suggestions for eating well this month.
Dating is hard enough. Add an eating disorder into the mix, and it only gets doubly complicated. In this video, Relationship Expert Janie Lacy offers advice to someone struggling with bulimia who is afraid that her secret eating disorder will stand in the way of her love life.
Santa is allowed to be large and in charge in his red and white suit — he has to eat about a billion cookies every Christmas! But the same can't be said for you, and if you want to stick to your healthy eating habits during the holidays, you can't pig out like Mr. Claus. Life Coach: How Do I Survive The Holidays?!
Turkey, stuffing, gravy, eggnog, christmas cookies... and 10 pounds later, you feel sluggish and unhappy. This is typically how the months from November to January play out for you each year. But this year can be different. In this video, Counselor/Therapist and YourTango Expert Kris Henderson offers some helpful tips to get through the holiday season without gaining weight. “Plan accordingly as far as your calorie consumption goes,” Kris advises.
Is your mom trying to stuff her famous apple turnovers in your mouth even though you're on a no-carb diet? Are your boyfriend's coach potato tendencies rubbing off on you? Being healthy is hard enough on its own – but what can you do when your friends and family seem to be sabotaging your goals?
Dying to look like the actress on the latest cover of Vogue? Do you constantly criticize yourself when it comes to your appearance? If your weight is always on your mind, YourTango expert and life & health coach Nicole Burley can help you embrace and love the body you're living in. “Start to shift your focus from how you look on the outside to how your body feels on the inside,” Nicole advises.
Does your partner like your curves, but you want to stay slim and healthy? When you stock the kitchen with healthy essentials, do you find them being replaced by cake and ice cream? In this video, YourTango expert and life & health coach Nicole Burley gives the advice you need to get him or her on board with your weight loss. “One thing that really helps is communication,” Nicole says.
Fifty million cases of genital herpes exist in the United States alone, yet this disease still remains an enigma to most people. Separating fact from fiction, Health Guru lists the top 10 facts you need to know about herpes, its treatment and how to protect yourself from contracting this STD.