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Andrea Hall

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If we address the stress that Kelly speaks of we can move towards my idea of a "Healthy Mind = Healthy Body" theory of living.

Millions of Americans are obese--not just carrying a few extra pounds, but obese to morbidly obese. Having lived this myself for 15 years of my life I feel that I can speak to this point, that being, our obesity is not simply about calories in vs calories out and nor is is just about the pounds. The weight we carry is more than just fat. If we start with the stress that Kelly speaks of--which many also struggle with as the cause of their weight gain--we can begin to live a happier, healthier, longer and more sustainable life.

Our "more convenient way of living" society indirectly discourages actually dealing with our lives and we (over time) carry the weight of this with us over the years. By taking a similar approach to Kelly's, in regards to "friending" stress, we could start to shed the weight and the unhealthy habits that lead to our impulse eating that contributes to our weight gain.

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  • Sep 6 2013: I'm looking for systemic methods - things that operate at the tribal level that influence "healthy mind".
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      Sep 10 2013: Algi,
      I appreciate you need for systemic methods. I've actually studied in this. But I'd like clarification on what you mean by "...things that operate at the tribal level that influence "healthy mind". "? What do you define/mean when you say "tribal level"?

      Thank you!

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