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Knowledge of nutrition is ubiquitous in today’s modern world, but for the modern girl, views about wellness and physical fitness are myopic at best. There is a failure to acknowledge the upstream determinants, from an individual’s lack of empowerment to the impact of social networks, to the messaging implications of how to lead healthier lifestyles. […]

There is reverence in the air and the sweet sound of jazz softly playing in the background as I sit here, perched on my stool. I sense that what’s about to tumble out may not be easy for me to write about and publish. Maybe taking this pause will help me to fully acknowledge that […]

What are the factors that contribute to the stories—or mental constructs—that the brain spins together throughout one’s life? We know, intuitively, that they exist, operating outside of our conscious awareness and influencing our day-to-day decisions. When clarity is scarce, and uncertainty looms large, we insert expectation in a bid to move out of that uncomfortable […]

The term body image gets thrown around a lot in ED circles, but what exactly does it mean, and how does the brain process it? We understand that, as humans, we are born with an innate body model (more specifically, a body schema) that gives us the ability to separate our own embodied existence from […]

Look at you all social on social media. You must be a social butterfly. Think about the diverse range of social interactions spanning the gamut, from performance in job interviews and forming impressions on dates, to bargaining with a pushy salesperson and calculating the trajectory of a basketball into the hoop on behalf of your […]

Do you ever have days where you just feel like you’re not ‘yourself’? You know, grumpy.. ill-tempered.. and people around you are noticing it. In those moments, it’s almost like your identity has changed and another personality has crept into your being. But the caveat is that, had you slipped into another personality, you wouldn’t […]

There has been a lot of talk about neuroplasticity in self-help books, and it’s now catching fire in the coaching industry. So today I thought I’d take a deep dive into this topic, but first, we need to know what SYNAPSES are. It’s all about those synaptic connections, baby. To function at all, the nervous […]

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