Of Mind and Body

Of Mind and Body

Who we are and how we think have major implications for our weight, shape, and health.

The Problem With Diets

How dieting creates food addicts.

The Facebook Effect

Why girls who log in may be at risk for eating disorders.

Why Our Kids Are So Overweight

The American lifestyle causes childhood obesity.

New Facts About Fat

Belly fat raises the risk of dementia—and other findings.

Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids

Changing the way our children interact with their bodies.

Food and our Caveman Brains

Why it takes so much self-control to eat right.

Thelonious Monk and the Search for Value

What is value? It's a specific combination.

How to Use Poetry to Guide Your Focus

Using poems to get into or reverse specific mindsets.

What's Eating You?

A new play about relationships and love.

The Risks of Low-Fat Diets

A diet low in fat and cholesterol may put you at risk for depression.

Weight Watching

Keeping weight off is easier with a little outside help.

The Fat Taboo

How we think and talk about fat.

Relationships Can Heal...But Can They Also Make You Sick?

Research suggests how to look out for yourself, no matter what.

The Surprising Secret to Success—Be Kind to Yourself

Like the song says, it is the greatest love of all.

Deal With Life's Ups and Downs Without Eating Potato Chips

Stop emotional eating and take back control of your life.

The 5 Best Ways to Manage Your Weight & Eating

Learn to joyfully embrace food & make conscious, healthy choices

Miss April?

What do the calendar and the seasons tell us about time?

What All Teachers Should Learn from Jazz-band Teachers

Our schools are broken. Here's the fix.

Why Does Using Facebook Feel So Good?

Research reveals that the social network arouses fundamental human strivings.

Who Are We Medicating?

Subduing NLD, ADHD, and Similar Learning Disabilities

Why Diets Don't Work...And What Does

For lifelong weight loss, lose the diet.

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

Helpful Reminders During Challenging Times

Put Some Mindfulness Into Your Eating

5 ways to eat less by thinking more

How NOT to Treat Yourself When Chronic Illness Strikes

You can turn self-blame into self-compassion for your suffering.

Stop Fooling Yourself about Weight Loss

Think smart. Eat sanely. Lose weight.

Hunger Games

A response to "Bridal Hunger Games" in April 15th New York Times.

To Lose the Weight, You Gotta Change How You Relate (to Food)

Why behavioral skills are the key to long-term weight loss

Fibromyalgia: Self-Awareness Exercises Decrease Pain

Group sessions helped decrease fibromyalgia pain.

Nora Volkow Explains (Not Really) Why People Don't Become Addicted

Nora Volkow and Time Healthland lead us down the dark path of reductionism

Mind and Body Interact in Surprising and Remarkable Ways

A biopsychosocial approach to health and wellness is critical.

Why trying to get pregnant is so stressful

How to keep the crazy at bay.

It’s not just the donuts (though they certainly don’t help)

Why not sleeping enough can make you gain weight.

Ladies, Does Your Breast Size Affect Your Self-esteem?

A cartoon about how your self-image may influence your cup size.

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

Q: Life Is....? A: Change!

Like it or not, life never stays the same.

Sex Objects in a World Turned Upside-Down

What we see (and don't see) when we look at women.

Finding balance in eating and exercise

Why is it so easy to go overboard and so hard to find the middle ground?

Poor sleep makes you more sensitive to pain

Chronic pain disturbs sleep, and bad sleep worsens pain.

Why Mindless Eating May be Healthier Than You Think

Don't make your child a nutritionist.

Natural Options For Insomnia

How melatonin, music therapy, and tai chi can help.