I joined Brooke Walker and Studio 5 contributors Holly Stone and Melanie Douglass to discuss what we have learned from our #Bodylove movement. Watch the segment to hear our answers to questions about stopping the fat chat. Read more
It’s hard to believe that it’s already the week before Thanksgiving! Since the holidays are just around the corner, I thought I’d share this fun article on ways to decrease the stress around holiday entertaining.
Women in the U.S. find holidays stressful, says the American Psychological Association. “Of course they do,” says Julie de Azevedo Hanks, author of The Burnout Cure. “There’s the pressure to have a ‘great time,’ the expectations that everything from entertaining to family travel will go flawlessly,” she says. It’s All. Just. Too. Much. Don’t get your holiday apron in a bunch the day after Halloween. “Start the season being realistic about how things are going to turn out,” she says. “Don’t get your heart set on Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner going perfectly, or the notion that everyone will be ecstatic about the gifts you’ve given them.”
Many of you have joined our Body Love movement, turning the negative self-talk into positive views of our bodies. Now, we challenge you to help your daughters feel good about how they look.
Studio 5 Contributor, Therapist Julie Hanks, shares 10 ways to teach young girls the concept of body love.
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We met 7 years ago at a conference. Since then I’ve seen you go through many difficult life experiences that are now in your first book. Tell a little bit about those experiences, in your own words.
Yes. Seven years and it feels like nothing, yet so much has happened in those years! This is How We Grow shares the four years after my sister and brother-in-law died, we inherited our two nephews, and I had our fourth baby, going from three to six kids practically overnight. The years that followed brought much learning and growth, as we navigated grief, postpartum depression, family relationships, and struggled to build our new family. As a clinical psychologist specializing in grief/loss, women’s mental health, postpartum, motherhood, and parenting, it was especially interesting to watch myself go through this “doctor becomes the patient” experience. In this book I share the insights and lessons I gained as I overcame my challenges, became my true self, and eventually flourished.
What do you see when you look in the mirror? If the first thing that comes to mind is something critical, you’re not alone. This month on KSL’s Studio 5 with Brooke Walker, we challenge you to think positive about your body.
Join the #BODYLOVE movement!
1) Take a photo of a physical feature of yourself
3) Tag 5 of your friends and ask them to do the same.
Saying no to friends, neighbors, even family makes us feel guilty. Why is it so hard to say a confident no? Nearly two-thirds of women I’ve surveyed report having difficulty saying no when asked to do something they don’t want to do. Here’s today’s fun discussion on Studio 5 with Brooke Walker on why you don’t need to feel guilty when you choose to say this simple little word…no.
When I interview with reporters I never know which ones will actually get included in final articles . One of my Facebook friends spotted quotes while thumbing through the Nov. Reader’s Digest cover story in the grocery store and posted something on my wall. Thanks Felicia!
The writer of this article is witty so it makes for a fun read. Enjoy!
So…are YOU normal or nuts????
Did you know there’s a National Grouch Day? I didn’t until I was asked to interview for Health Magazine article “Born Grumpy? Today is National Grouch Day“…
It’s not like most people set out to be grouchy, says therapist Julie de Azevedo Hanks, author of The Burnout Cure: An Emotional Survival Guide for Overwhelmed Women. “People are born with constellations of personality traits and dispositions that, when coupled with experience, can lead to a less than agreeable disposition,” she says. “If you have a temperament that is less agreeable than those around you, you may be labeled a grouch just because you’re experiencing life differently.”
In some ways, people who are moody or pessimistic may be at a health advantage. Research has shown that older adults who are pessimistic about their future actually live longer and are less likely to live with a disability, says Hanks. And people who tend toward pessimism may use negative thinking as a motivational strategy, she says. “While they may be a drag to be around, they may actually be trying to improve themselves.”
Still, if you’re not happy with your mood (or with your resident crankypants), consider these 6 ways to un-grouch a grump.
Feeling mad isn’t all bad! Sometimes it can motivate us to make a change, set healthier boundaries, or problem solve. In my clinical practice I see many women who have difficulty identify and expressing this often misunderstood emotions. Here are a few ways mad can actually make your life better!
For more help with anger and other emotions order your copy of my new book The Burnout Cure: An Emotional Survival Guide for Overwhelmed Women
There are probably more items on that glaring to-do list than are necessary and in reality, more than humanly possible. But somehow it continues to grow, whether out of obligation or fear of letting others down.
So why do women, especially Latter-day Saint women, feel the need to bite off more than they can chew?
In her book “The Burnout Cure: An Emotional Survival Guide for Overwhelmed Women” (Covenant Communications, $13.99), Julie de Azevedo Hanks address this topic — and much, much more. As an award-winning performing songwriter, mother of four and owner of Salt Lake City-based Wasatch Family Therapy, Hanks knows a thing — or six — about helping women find emotional stability through her “burnout cures”…