What does Pinterest have to do with my body image?

 Don’t get me wrong; I love Pinterest. I think that it is a brilliant place to share creative ideas. I truly cannot imagine life without this excellent resource; however, I’ve noticed Pinterest is sometimes a trigger for body dissatisfaction. Lately, I’ve been reading The Body Image Workbook by Thomas Cash, Ph.D. I am addressing and reevaluating…

No more food shaming!

Monday, Sept 18, 2017 I just don’t do this often but I’m putting my foot down. There will be no more self-afflicted food shaming. As Kristen eloquently states in her blog post, Why Well-Balanced Eating is NOT fail proof, “Well-balanced eating (and well-balanced living for that matter) is not fail-proof because at the end of the…

Lucy’s Friday Favorites

Local charity: Activate Good Activate Good is located in Raleigh and offers volunteer opportunities around the Triangle. That are affiliated with hundreds of local nonprofit organizations to provide volunteers for the local charity events and programs.   Mark your calendar for April 23-29, which is national volunteer week! Favorite TED talk: You are what you think I…

One thing we really want you to know

We can shift the world through love, but we must have love in our own hearts first. -Daily Om  Recently, Kristen and I read Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, which is about understanding shame, embracing vulnerability, and ‘enoughness.’  At Well-Balanced Nutrition, we see folks, mostly women, at all different parts of their wellness journey. Last…

The one thing that got my child to eat broccoli again

Many parents want to know how they can get their children to eat more vegetables. I work with young families every week and I hear their struggles.  They often say, “she loves her fruits and eats them several times a day, but her vegetables…not so much.” I am in the same boat. My two little ones…