If you're struggling with a diagnosis, dealing with depression, or just trying to find motivation to exercise, it can help to know that you're not alone. The celebrities below have been though it all, and have some wise words to share about wellness. On CancerCynthia Nixon, on NightlineSheryl Crow, to AARP the MagazineRobin Roberts, to ParadeMORE: 8 Simple Ways To Significantly Lower Your Chances Of Ever Getting CancerAngelina Jolie, in The New York TimesOn SexCameron Diaz, to British VogueOn ExerciseMichelle Obama, to The Oprah Magazine"I really don't think I need buns of steel. I'd be happy with buns of cinnamon." –Ellen DeGeneres, on Ellen"I like what it does for my mind. If I've had a bad day, if I'm feeling stressed out, if I'm feeling overwhelmed—it takes it all away. It's my antidote for everything. If I feel any sort of emotional upheaval, I go for a jog and I feel better." –Kelly Ripa, to Good HousekeepingMORE: 31 Ways To … [Read more...] about 18 Inspirational Health Quotes From Your Favorite Celebrities
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I'd been wandering around the world wounded and broken.When I found out my husband, Olivier, of barely two years had cheated on me, I was sure I would never recover. He had, after all, cheated on me with a girl 27 years his junior and I, in turn, had sent him horse sh*t, which, looking back, I still completely stand by as a "rational" decision. I was, for lack of a better or more interesting word, devastated, and the humiliation that came with such a blow is still something that, if I think about it for too long, makes me seethe.In the weeks and months that followed, I embarked on a journey. Not just a journey of myself, but a journey of hatred toward Olivier. I threw an extravagant divorce party at The Plaza, I went to New Orleans where I met with a Voodoo priestess to curse him, I headed to Cambodia and Thailand to "find" myself, and then, eventually, ended back up in Paris where our love affair had all started. And every step of the way I was angry, hurt, enraged, and praying to the … [Read more...] about How I Learned To Forgive My Cheating Husband (After He Left Me For A Much Younger Woman)
Before: 206 poundsAfter: 126 poundsThe Lifestyleexact McDonald's order to this day: a double cheeseburger (ketchup only), supersize fries, a giant soda, and a cinnamon melt. I ate so much that between the seventh and eighth grade, I gained 50 pounds. Employees at McDonald's used to greet me with, "We're so glad to see you back!" Now, I feel really embarrassed about that. College is where my weight boomed. I used to dance and play tennis back in high school but quit both, which only caused my weight to spike. Plus, I worked in college admissions. My job forced me to travel for three months, and I ate terribly. If I didn't get to eat during the day (which was a common occurrence), I'd stop at Steak 'n Shake, order enough food for two meals, then go straight to bed.The Changeanything in stores and had to order something online. I was embarrassed.My twin sister and I are very competitive, so when she said she wanted to run a St. Jude marathon, I wanted to join—if she could do it, I … [Read more...] about The Small Changes I Made to Lose 80 Pounds
Last fall, on a backpacking trip in the Enchantments, a beautiful string of lakes outside of Seattle, I started to reflect on it being the last year of my twenties. Our group had just done a big hike up the 2,000-foot ascent to Aasgard Pass. As we crested over the top of the mountain and were looking out at the lakes, I started thinking about what a milestone turning 30 would be, and what I wanted to accomplish before I reached my birthday on May 19, 2016.When I got home, I decided I’d put that inspiration to good use and make a "30 before 30" bucket list. While a lot of people plan theirs a year in advance, I’d only have eight months to read 30 new books, run across the Golden Gate Bridge, learn to sail, take a dance class, and put $2,000 in savings, to name a few of the items on my list. But the most difficult by far would be my goal to begin a running streak: Starting on September 21, I wanted to run every single day until the big 3-0. (Looking for your … [Read more...] about Why I Went on a 242-Day Running Streak Before My 30th Birthday
Last week, I wrote an article for WomensHealthMag.com in which I shared a few of the many unreturned messages I’ve sent to women through various online dating websites and apps.RELATED: Real Guys Describe the Anxiety of Waiting for Girls to Text Them BackAt the end of the story, I shared my e-mail address and an invitation (okay, more like a plea) for readers to hit me up with feedback on my messages and input for how I can become better, more successful, and more efficient at messaging the ladies.I didn’t really think anyone would respond, so I was pretty surprised when more than 30 women (and one man) flooded my inbox with their honest tips and criticisms.RELATED: 7 Guys 'Fess Up to the Douche-y-est Booty Calls They've Ever MadeI’ll share a few of these with you now.(Writer’s note: Most of these are paraphrased. A lot of the sentiments were repeated in multiple e-mails, so instead of verbatim quotes I culled the results. Also, my thoughts and … [Read more...] about I Asked Strangers to Critique My Online-Dating Profile—And Now I’m Even More Confused
Not long after I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2010, I missed a class at my community college due to my illness. The next week, I explained to my teacher what happened. After class, she pulled me aside and told me she thought I should drop her class.I had only missed that one class, but she told me my diagnosis was going to change my life. "I don’t think you’re going to make it in life, I feel like you should drop out of school," she said. That became my motivation.Six years later, I’m sitting on my dream job.At 18, I had just started community college after graduating from high school in Sebring, Florida. One Saturday morning, I woke up and my tongue felt numb. I'd eaten pizza the night before and I assumed I'd burned myself. But by Sunday, I was volunteering at a racetrack and couldn’t keep my head up. I was dizzy, and I had a headache along with the numbness. I didn’t feel like myself at all. I knew something was wrong, so I went home.On … [Read more...] about ‘I Was Diagnosed with MS at 18—But That Didn’t Stop Me From Pursuing My NASCAR Dream’
Incompetence Comment From An Alex Jones Guest Host Having been a great admirer of the courageous attitude and work of Alex Jones and the whole staff at www.infowars.com and www.prisonplanet.tv (please get the $6 a month subscription to this great video news source if you want to keep up on what’s really going on in the real news nationally and around the world), I took note of Paul Watson’s recent comments on CDC’s apparent incompetence with regard to the ebola crisis. He pointed out that in the case of the Dallas man who was the first recognized case there, appropriate safety measures were not being taken. CDC was not helping to get rid of contaminated bedding, towels, etc. or instructing the residents of the apartment how to do it. The home was still completely infected and dangerous, and local sheriff’s deputies were even ordered to go inside and serve legal papers without wearing any protection against the virus. In addition, not … [Read more...] about CDC Is NOT Incompetent With The Ebola Crisis
Perhaps many of you with cancer have wondered and are still wondering: “What should I do? Listen to my oncologist or try another approach regarding treating my cancer? “ This decision you have to take by yourself and no one can take this decision in your place. However, before taking a decision that could turn up vital(like the one above), you should consider facts. You should be well informed about all treatment options, survival rates and what scientific studies (in vitro and in vivo, on animals and clinical trials on humans), state about each of them so that your decision would be one based on facts, one that maximizes your chances of survival and beating your cancer. So, let’s have a look of your cancer treatment options. Let us start with conventional treatment options in this article : Surgery, Chemotherapy and Radiation. Approximately 6.5 million people die every year due to … [Read more...] about Should one use conventional cancer treatments (chemotheraphy or radiation)?
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche To vaccinate or not to vaccinate that is the heated debate. Regardless of what position you hold, the vaccination topic carries weighted emotions like anger, fear, intolerance, and especially the need to be right. At the end of the day, what should be a personal, educated choice becomes controversial fodder for others to judge and vilify, regardless of which side they take. It’s a hot topic that doesn’t seem to lose steam. I know because I align with the smaller percentage of those who choose not to inoculate now. Let me clarify that statement. Fourteen years ago, I hesitatingly gave my kids some vaccinations before my inner voice kicked in and before learning the hard way. This was not a flippant decision or one reflecting neglect or lack of concern for others in the population, as some people might accuse. I based my … [Read more...] about The Choice I’ve Made that Shocks People: What Fuels the Flame and Can We Extinguish It?
In this article I’d like to cover the premise of movement dysfunctionality, how movement dysfunctionality negatively impacts the entire body’s operation, and why corrective exercise must be employed appropriately in the resolution of any movement dysfunctionality, irrespective of the client’s transient health, fitness, performance, or aesthetic goals. To begin, in using the term “corrective exercise,” I am referring to the aggregate system employed to correct and resolve virtually any imbalance, obstruction, muddling, inappropriateness, failure, or dysfunction within the client’s collective complex relating to movement of the body (including the sensorimotor system, fascial and extracellular matrices, and the body’s gamut of electromagnetic fields). Far too often, almost any idea even relating to corrective exercise is dismissed or scoffed at by personal trainers, physical therapists, and strength and conditioning coaches due to the … [Read more...] about Movement dysfunction, corrective exercise, and holistic health