Beyond Before & After

image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

We Can Talk About Being Too Thin; Why Can't We Talk About Being Too Fat?

As soon as we change the subject from thin to fat, we change the conversation from concern to hostility. Read...
joni edelman   |   03.20.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After

#SelfCareSunday: 7 Affirmations For Well-Being

When we think of self-care, we often think about what we can be doing externally in order to alleviate issues. However, self-care is just as much Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   03.9.17   |   SHARE
Minds
" In nine months, I’ve learned a lot of stuff about myself, and even more about how I neglected myself."

What I've Learned From 9 Months Of Self-Care (#8 Is What's Up)

It’s like I had a baby, only I actually just gave birth to a new me. Read...
joni edelman   |   03.7.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

I Take So Many Psych Meds, I Don't Even Know Who I Am Anymore

I am tired of taking medication. I am tired of relying on the manufactured versions of the chemicals and hormones my body could — should? — make for Read...
Joni Edelman    |   03.6.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

How “Getting Healthy” Can Become An Eating Disorder

One day I was “healthy” and the next day I was sick — slowly and then all at once. Read...
joni edelman   |   02.27.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

Set Point Weight: What Is It? How Do I Change It?

You didn't fail the diet; the diet failed you. Read...
joni edelman   |   02.20.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
original artwork by Mariah Aro Sharp

Chronic Stress And Lack Of Sleep Is Probably Literally Killing You

Sleep: There are roughly 318.9 million people in America, and 30% of them aren’t getting enough of it. Read...
joni edelman   |   01.31.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After
image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Is The Person You See In The Mirror The Person The World Sees?

The really screwed up thing is, there was never a point at which what I saw in the mirror would have been my real reflection. Read...
joni edelman   |   01.27.17   |   SHARE
Beyond Before & After