There will be plenty of people who would love to ruin your day at the beach with misconceptions, shallowness, and overall idiocy. Read More A Day at the Beach (Comic)
In becoming more positive about ourselves, we’ve tackled hearing nice things about ourselves and getting ourselves moving. This week, we’re going to tackle the hardest type of positivity to master for many people: Body Positivity. TRIGGER WARNING for discussion of body image, body dysmorphic disorder, and eating disorders. Read More Positivity Challenge Week 13: Body Positivity
Moving from a diet/weight loss mentality to a Health At Every Size® mentality can feel pretty daunting. It’s not necessarily easy to let go of typical beliefs around weight and health when everyone from your doctor to your mom to various media to your office mate are telling you about the wonders of the latest diet/celebrity weight loss/the dangers of fat, etc. Even if you’ve been reading about HAES® and understand why it makes sense, it can be hard when you actually try to apply it to your own life. Read More How To Get Started With Health At Every Size
Of course, you don’t actually need my permission to love your body, right? Who the frick am I to give you permission to love your body?! That’s your choice, isn’t it? No one has the right to give you permission or to take away permission.
So if I can’t give you permission, and no one else can give you permission, why then are you (possibly) still struggling to give yourself permission?
In the Jewish tradition, the period between the high holidays of Rosh Hashanah (which starts Wednesday night) and Yom Kippur (which starts Friday night, October 7th) is a time when we seek to make amends with people we may have wronged. Essentially, it’s a time of seeking forgiveness and repairing relationships. Read More Making Amends… With Your Body?
Oh yeah, it’s about to get real in here. As most of you know, my job is working with people who want to end their struggles with food and body image so that they can have fuller, richer, happier lives. This is a journey that I’ve been on myself. I dieted for 24 years. I obsessed about food and weight. And I came out on the other end a completely changed person because of Health At Every Size ® principles.
I think it’s about time that I share another vaguely embarrassing story with you!
Last week, I took a moment to indulge in my latest self care obsession — mani/pedis. There’s something so lovely and pleasantly mindless about picking out a nail polish color, dunking your feet in warm water, and watching the Food Network out of the corner of your eye with a bunch of your neighbors. Read More The Body Love Reflex
I’ve read in a number of places that negative body image is a growing problem among men. More and more, men are feeling the push to have less fat, more muscle, smooth skin, etc. etc. Read More Seriously, Bro? You’re Gonna Go Out Looking Like THAT?