Monday, July 30, 2012

Guiltless Recommends: My Body.. Finally

Through another dietitian I heard about My Body... Finally an amazing video project by Melissa of My Heart Dances

How awesome is that? Her whole blog is intended to help you throw out the rule books and tune out the social messages that say who you “should be,” what you “should feel,” what you "should want," and what you “should do”  and inspire you to know yourself well and engage with life in an authentic way.

Check out the full blog post, follow Melissa on Twitter and Tweet #mybodyfinally

Here's to a guiltless week!

Friday, July 27, 2012


"Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken."

- Frank Herbert

Wake up!

Happy Guiltless Weekend! 

Monday, July 23, 2012


"Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Changes are as natural as breathing. And while we love to stick with our old routine and where we feel most comfortable, change will come. We just must accept changes gracefully. Approach them head on. Take them in stride. We can't always predict them. We must only smile and continue to grow.

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What changes are coming up in your life? What are you anticipating? 

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Journey

One of my clients passed on this poem, and I love love love it!

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice—
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations—
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice,
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world
determined to do
the only thing you could do—
determined to save
the only life you could save.

—Mary Oliver, “The Journey” (1992, 14)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I'd rather have a bowl of Coco Pops.

I read two great articles recently. The first is by Michelle Konstantinovsky, a student at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. In the article, Michelle talks about the horrors of thinspiration, and I couldn't agree more with some of her points. There is a thin line (no pun intended) between thinspiration and pro-anorexia. So thin in fact that I have yet to be able to find it. It is estimated that 8 million Americans have an eating disorder – seven million women and one million men; One in 200 American women suffers from anorexia nervosa (Source and more stats here.) 

Do we really need to be throwing fuel into such a fatal fire? And by "we" I mean human kind. The only way we can counteract a body hating, media-saturated society is if we just do what we can to balance the conversation. How? Write, talk, listen, and be kind to yourself. Do whatever you can - even if it's a single sentence interjected into a discussion - to encourage people to respect their bodies, treat themselves well, and for the love of the human race, stop telling each other you're ugly. There are bigger things to worry about in this world and life. Enough with the fat talk already, because it's really getting old. Aren't we ready for something new and more exciting and meaningful? Don't we owe that to ourselves? Just a thought.

The second article I want to point out is by Alexa Gellman at LearnVest, and it's about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, her ridiculously inspiring career, pregnancy, motherhood, feminism, and why ladies should stop hating on ladies already. Check it out.

Monday, July 16, 2012


The OMG Diet is making my skin crawl right now. Want to find out why? Read my post on Marci RD Nutrition Counseling ASAP!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Mirror, Mirror

Thank you to Tanya for sharing this Guiltless Mirror!

How will you share beauty today??

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Vogue's Tribute to Marilyn

Here are Guiltless, we love Marilyn Monroe. Her style, her grace, and confidence are inspiring, and we love how she has recently become a symbol of beauty at any size (As opposed to today's super model at size 0 or less, Marilyn fluctuated between sizes 6 and 14 which is a lot closer to the size of the average woman alive today).


This week marks the 50th anniversary of Monroe's death, and we think Vogue did a nice tribute to her on their website and would like to share it with you. Enjoy!

Read: Marilyn, a style icon - By: Vogue 

And on a similar topic, we think you should read about how Seventeen Magazine "promises to show girls as they really are" because of one brave girls' drive and dedication to express her disapproval of airbrushed images.

Be well and enjoy the day!