Self-Compassion: A Twist on the Golden Rule

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The Golden Rule, “treat others as you would treat yourself,” is a wonderful reminder to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. Versions of the Golden Rule can be found across religions and cultures. It means being kind and understanding toward others rather than judgmental and harsh. But the rule doesn’t always apply, like when we are are extra […]

Good Reads for Great Parents: Increase Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence

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April is Stress Awareness Month.  And why not? It’s tax season after all. Moreover, for many, it’s the end of a long hard winter. Let’s face it: with spring upon us, it’s as good a time as any to push the “reset” button.  So we decided to check what’s out there for parents. At BodiMojo,we […]

Fat Is Not a Feeling

Sometimes our cultural ideals take root so deeply that we just accept them without question. We go on putting up with–or even perpetuating–the norm, maybe without even realizing. That’s just the way it is. Right? Not always. Take just a few weeks ago, for example. Facebook launched a “feeling fat” emoji, featuring a double-chinned smiley face […]

A Lesson in Mindfulness from Children

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  As a parent, clinician, and founder of BodiMojo, nothing makes me more happy than seeing children who know so much more than we ever give them credit for.  This short film by the Salzmans on breathing and mindfulness from the point of view of children tells a BIG story in just a little bit of time. […]

A New Take on Feminism and Masculinity

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We’ve come a long way as a society. Women, once not granted the right to vote, are now political, business, and philanthropic leaders. More and more men, once assumed to be the breadwinners of the family are becoming stay-at-home dads. And when it comes to doing things like a girl, we know that we’ve got to “rewrite some rules.” The […]

Stay Weird, Stay Different

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We love when celebrities and role models use their spotlight to spread a positive message, highlight an important issue, or shed light on a difficult topic. In this year’s Oscar acceptance speech for best adapted screenplay for “The Imitation Game,” screenwriter Graham Moore used his thirty-seconds of fame to share his personal struggle with depression: “When I […]

What You Don’t Know About Eating Disorders

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In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAWeek2015), our thoughts are with those who have ever struggled with disordered eating behaviors, as well as their families and friends. Like most health conditions, eating disorders conjure a “typical image.” For instance, one might picture a teenage girl, emaciated and frail. While this stereotype is pervasive for a reason (the […]

RAK Up The Good Deeds

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While your New Years resolutions of doing more for others may seem a bit stale, there’s another reason to bust out the good deeds: Random Acts of Kindness Week! We love initiatives that remind us to be kind to others (and ourselves!).  #RAKWeek is a great time to practice impromptu gestures of kindness, from helping a neighbor shovel […]

Stop and Smell the Roses: Mindfulness Tips

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When was the last time you stopped and smelled the roses? Saw them bask in the sun? Touched their velvety petals? Listened to them ripple in the wind? Taste doesn’t really apply here, but you get the idea. While we New Englanders recover from another round of snow and remain somewhat cooped up, we could use […]

A Group Gift of Gratitude

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Many people create resolutions and set goals at the beginning of every new year. Striving to better yourself every day is an admirable yet potentially daunting task, but you can start by simply expressing more gratitude. Your happiness can depend on it! Studies from Harvard University illustrate the importance of showing gratitude. They found that giving thanks actually correlates […]