& Musings

Carmela Ramaglia

Faith vs Fantasy

Faith versus fantasy. I’ve been pondering this idea for quite some time. What exactly is faith? And how is it different than fantasy? These questions fascinate me – and they are particularly relevant both in my work as an actress and in my work as a body image/weight loss coach. “Having faith” is a common… Continue Reading

I Want You to Want Me

Your body and I have a lot in common. I want you to want me. Call me naïve, but I want you to read the blog posts I publish and the newsletters I send out because they are from me – not because they have some snappy “hot headline.” Although I have to admit, I… Continue Reading

The Benefits of Bingeing

“Great! How are you??” That’s the socially acceptable answer when someone asks how you are. But when my good friends ask, I can share what’s really going on. “It’s January.” The winter bug-a-boos are a seasonal reality, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I cope with them by bingeing. It’s easier to forget that… Continue Reading

Dinner’s at 6:00

Trick or Treat! This is usually the time of year when I write about emotional eating – and why it’s actually good for you. This is the time of year when every magazine, blog and morning talk show features “experts” with “tips and tricks” to avoid the dreaded holiday weight gain – and when I… Continue Reading

Zen and the Art of Weight Loss

Yes, you are correct. Both the title and this post itself were inspired by that literary classic, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. This was required reading for everyone in my college dorm – everyone, that is, except me. For some reason, my philosophy syllabus included Kierkegaard, Goethe and Nietzsche. I missed out on… Continue Reading

Highway to Hell

As a loud and proud 80’s Rocker Chick, I had to pay homage to AC/DC with the title of this post. However, the subject I want to explore has more to do with the proverb, The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions. Hmmm… I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. To make… Continue Reading

The True Price of Happiness

Last week, while sitting in traffic, I noticed an odd sensation wash over me. I was 45 minutes into what would ultimately be a 90-minute commute, and I initially thought I was feeling a sense of resignation. I, like many in the Seattle area, have learned to accept the fact that obscene traffic has simply become… Continue Reading