I lost the weight and then….

Losing weight can be challenging – as is keeping it off. This woman found that she was more comfortable gaining back a few of the pounds she lost .She gave herself permission to do so and is now thriving. Read more: Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/09/30/i-lost-160-pounds-being-skinny-made-me-miserable/?tid=smfb

9 quick tips to improve your mental health – The Washington Post

This short article gives concise helpful suggestions for improving your mood. I appreciate how some of the suggestions are even supported by studies. I particularly the section on ‘Aim for meaning, not pleasure.’ Achieving better mental health sometimes requires professional help. People may need a therapist or even medication...

How to help kids who are drowning in extracurriculars | Deseret News

ACA member Dee Ray spoke with the Deseret News about the consequences of over-scheduling kids. “Older kids, who can handle more activities and structure, still need downtime. Without free time and with too much pressure, they start looking like little stressed adults.” Parents and kids sometimes struggle to find the sweet...

Does the ‘Body Positive’ Movement Promote Health?

The body-positive movement is teaching people to embrace their body types without hesitation. ACA member Dr. Chris Leeth spoke with Healthline about the value of this movement: “Body positivity is not saying it’s an excuse to be fat or unhealthy, but it’s a way of saying we don’t need to put...

Making Social Media Work for You

In her August column for Psychology Today, ACA President Dr. Thelma Duffey shares tips for using social media during challenging times. “Communicating and connecting via social media is the ‘new normal’ of contemporary life. And for people leading full lives, it’s a wonderful tool. But what happens when a...