Celebrating Mother’s Day during a Pandemic is very strange. There really is no other way to say it. In most areas of the country, social distancing guidelines are still in place and keeping us from celebrating directly with our loved ones, including our moms. In this article, I want to explore ways in which our relationships with our caregivers - whether our biological mother, or other … [Read more...] about Moms and their Influence in today’s world of diet culture
We live in a world that is obsessed with diets and manipulating our bodies in the pursuit of weight loss. Obsessed. Our world is obsessed with thinness. Why do we all live in mortal fear of “gaining weight,” getting fat,” or “being fat?” Why is our value as a human being supposedly determined by our body weight? Why do we live in a world that aims to erase body … [Read more...] about What is Diet Culture and Why Should We Challenge it?
In doing some research on body image over several generations in my family, my 86- year-old mother mentioned an incident of which she had never spoken. Imagine for a moment -- Going off to your freshman year of college a little nervous -- “Will you do well in your classes? Will you get along with your roommate? You then learn about a mandatory procedure for freshmen -- a “posture study” where … [Read more...] about Did the Ivy League Nude Photo Scandal Affect Self-esteem & Body Image?