Scientific studies have now shown that mindfulness not only prevents depression, but that it also positively affects the brain patterns underlying day-to-day anxiety, stress, depression and irritability. This means that when distressing thoughts arise, they dissolve away again more easily.
How Body Size Shapes our View of Exercise - NY Times
Overweight women’s brains were put off by exercise. . . Emotionally, the brain scans suggested, they anticipated disliking physical activity much more than they expected to disdain sitting.
16 Reasons to Go to Detroit Now – The Delicious Day
Yes, Detroit has a side of it that is in an incomprehensible state of decay, but it also has absolutely amazing corners, people, food, architecture, culture, art, music, diversity and all things that make great cities – great.
It started me thinking about all the REAL women for my daughter to know about and look up too, REAL women who without ever meeting Emma have changed her life for the better.
Does Prince Charming Really Need to be Reinvented – The Atlantic
What the Prince Charming fantasy does is encourage girls to aim for good guys. It is aspirational, the way superhero films encourage boys to emulate honor and honesty. Unfortunately, though, it has become all too common in our culture to shame girls for their fantasies.
How Much Weight Should You Lift – Stumptuous
Middle-class North American ideas of what women “should” be doing have no basis in physiological reality. In other words, we are told by “celebrity fitness trainers” and fluffy “fitness” magazines that women “should” only lift a few pounds at most. And that is total. Bullshit.
Yin Yoga 101 – Mind Body Green
Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone.
Even before the polar vortex put large swathes of the US into a deep freeze, subzero temperatures in Canada were causing frost quakes.