Body checking is so automatic—my bet is you don’t even know you’re doing it. If you take a minute to really think about it, how often do you stop in front of a mirror to scrutinize the width of your hips, the texture of your skin, or the fit of your jeans? To some degree,
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While guilt is a normal emotion we all feel—toxic guilt isn’t something you should have to deal with. Guilt is a complex emotion that you feel when you’ve done something wrong. As a child, and even as an adult, this is important. Guilt teaches you the difference between right and wrong, supports the development of
We think about body image affirmations a little differently here at Lindywell. I use them often while guiding our workouts. Members will hear me say: “Meet your body where it’s at,” or “Take a moment to thank your body for all it’s done for you today.” I say this to remind them that, not only
There is so much information floating around these days about what to do to be healthy, it can feel overwhelming. That’s why I became a Nutrition Therapy Practitioner. We’re told to “eat this” and “not that.” There are new fad diets emerging regularly and it can be hard to know what’s true and what’s not.
Despite what we have been taught to believe, a great functional core workout has nothing to do with aesthetics. A strong and stable core is about so much more than visibly toned abs. As the body’s main center of gravity, this muscle group allows you to stand, reach, twist, bend, lean, squat, and perform other
Self-care Sunday is more than just something to share about on social media. While it may have started that way, it’s a trend that’s actually rooted in science! (And you know how we feel about that here at Lindywell!) A recent study from the University of Exeter found that it’s more common than you might
Most women experience the pressures of unrealistic beauty standards and this was happening well before Instagram came along and the mainstream media became what it is today. Learn more about the long-running history of unrealistic beauty standards in this fascinating article. I’ve experienced this pressure to look a certain way my entire life. It’s been
Self-trust is critical to the success of your wellness journey for so many reasons. First and foremost, in our culture of influencers and “health experts,” it can be overwhelming to know who or what to believe. I’m a trained professional in the health and wellness space, and I still find it hard to know what
I write and talk about breathwork benefits often as the Director of Content for Lindywell. (Check out our breathwork page that I helped create!) While I have enjoyed some breathwork practices here and there, I have to say I was skeptical about whether consistency really mattered (doing it daily) versus just in the moment, when
There are many ways to approach healing the nervous system, from one-on-one support, like therapy, to group or solo work with meditation and the breath. One approach I’ve found immensely valuable in my life is a somatic approach, which simply means “relating to the body.” It’s so important to take care of your nervous system
The term “principles of neuroplasticity” is less complicated than it sounds. It simply means the brain can change, both structurally and functionally, to help you recover from head injuries, cope with traumas, or even create healthier habits. This ability to change the brain is called neuroplasticity and it hinges on the idea that you have
We are excited to share 5 ways you can Lindywell this winter! From a new mini-workout series that packs a punch to holiday mocktails and breathwork exercises that support your mental health this holiday, you’ll be set to feel your best with Lindywell resources at your fingertips.
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