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

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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’s 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 […]

Tech Check Out

Teen Brain on Social Media

Today’s technologies allow parents and teens to stay in constant connection. Don’t need a ride home anymore? Send a quick text. Need directions, advice, or someone to hear you out? Give a call. Whether they are living in the same house or different countries, parents and teens can see each other instantaneously though Skype and FaceTime. […]

Staying Injury-Free: How Teen Athletes Can Avoid Injury

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By Daniel Melzer, Oberlin college graduate, interested in English & Neuroscience. Teens know that exercise is really important in order to stay healthy. But as a teenager, it can be confusing to know how to exercise safely and avoid injury, especially while during sports. In middle school and high school, as a teen athlete, I got all sorts of conflicting information from many different sources including […]

Family Meals May Provide Long-Term Benefits For Teens

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Don’t let Thanksgiving dinner be the only meal your whole family spends together. We know that parents and teens are busier than ever. Between school, work, sports, college prep, and social activities, our to-do lists never end. On top of this, when families do get a chance to spend time together, texts, tweets, emails, and Instagrams often […]

Bullying Prevention Month

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If you are a teen, parent of a teen, or someone who works with teens, now is an especially important time of year to have a chat about a difficult topic:  bullying. While October may bring to mind all things fall, like apple picking, hay rides, and Halloween, it is also designated as Bullying Prevention […]

Mental Illness Awareness Week

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At BodiMojo, we support teens’ emotional intelligence,  confidence, and empowerment. We know that teens have amazing potential: they’ve got grit and they’re resilient. But sometimes life gets in the way, and teens can’t bounce back as easily. While bouts of sadness, moodiness, and difficulty concentrating are a normal part of life, extended episodes may be […]