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Tips on Navigating the Empty Nest Season by Guest – Lorie Codispoti

As mothers and nurturers, we can find it very hard when our children grow up because we derive so much of our self-worth and value from our roles. Let’s face it, we are mothering for a long time before they all leave home. Raising children can be such a wonderful season of life. While it …

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Help Your Daughter Develop a Healthy Body Image

The Facts about Pre-Adolescent Girls Girls today are maturing faster physically than in past years During middle school, most girls gain 15-20% of their adult height and up to half of their adult weight and their bone structure, heart, lungs, liver, spleen, pancreas, and various glands double in size. Prior to puberty a young girl’s …

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Mom, Model a Healthy Body Image

“Improving your body image isn’t about changing your body, it’s about accepting it and taking care of it”. Debra Waterhouse Tweet Steps to Developing a Healthy Body Image Challenge our cultures definition of beauty “Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with …

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My Struggle with Eating Disorders and Road to Healing

My dysfunction with food began in grade 11. I grew up in a difficult family environment which brought a lot of heart ache. My Dad was an alcoholic and my parents had a very unhappy marriage. This contributed to insecurity and struggle with my self-image.  Common Causes of Eating Disorders: Overly controlling parents When eating …

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