We live in a society that too often sends the wrong messages. Diet culture is rooted in the belief that we must shrink our bodies to conform to Western beauty standards and that there is only one “right” way to eat. This belief system leads to constant body judgment, yo-yo dieting, food restriction and emotional eating. The stress of being around family and friends, and food at this time of … [Read more...] about Special Body Positive Messages to Share With You!
The body positivity movement has impacted the clothing industry… more or less. More, in that we are seeing a record number of companies working to make their brands more inclusive. Less, because according to a wonderful summary by Lindley Ashline, “For truly inclusive clothing, a brand needs to carry clothing from a 00 (XS) to 12X/size 40 US, ideally with a custom sizing option." (And, even … [Read more...] about Resource for you: Women’s Plus-Size Clothing Online Retailers
No matter where you are in your stage of life or in your journey with food and nutrition... we all need to be kinder to ourselves! One way to shift your thinking about your body image mindset is by learning to challenge your automatic negative thoughts about how you're "supposed to" look, particularly compared to others. By practicing the skills of self-compassion, intuition, creativity, and … [Read more...] about 4 Steps to Developing A Positive Body Image Mindset
Today I am sharing a vulnerable post about my plus-size body and my recent experience about shopping for a mother-of-the groom dress for my son’s upcoming wedding. I hope it can help to normalize how challenging it can be to fully embrace a peaceful relationship with our bodies at all times! Challenges like this can come at any stage and age in life too! I first want to acknowledge the … [Read more...] about Shopping for a dress in a plus-size body…
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?