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!
Health at Every Size
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…
Self-Care is important to your overall health. This morning I spoke with a new client whose doctor told her she must lose weight; that her weight gain since COVID has led to her developing some health concerns. This was quite distressing, as you can imagine; she really had no idea what to do and was looking for direction. Here’s the thing... Just because her doctor told her she “needs” … [Read more...] about Learn how to set health goals with 10 behaviors that favor health
This pandemic has been wreaking havoc on our collective mental health – mine included! I was fortunate to receive a COVID vaccine and escaped cold and snowy New York to visit my mother and sister in sunny Florida. There is something genuinely life-affirming about warm weather – the sun, the sand, and the ocean. Being there made it that much easier to want to live an active and healthy … [Read more...] about Setting Healthy Goals Can Help Provide Structure