As we approach the New Year, I am sure that many of you are thinking about your goals, resolutions, and ways to improve yourselves in 2018. Consider this: instead of burdening yourselves with restrictive diets which only lead to feelings of deprivation, backsliding and guilt, why not focus on self-care strategies to improve your health? Healthy bodies can exist in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and self-care leads to lasting health-promoting behaviors. Speaking of self-care, below are 7 simple ideas to take care of yourself in the coming year. Happy 2018! What is … [Read more...] about Ring in the New Year with 7 Simple Strategies for Self-Care
Part 1: 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 you’re photographed stark naked from the front, back and side. Sounds ridiculous -- but this really happened. My mother’s brief flashback started my research to verify if her mental faculties … [Read more...] about Did the Ivy League Nude Photo Scandal Affect Self-esteem & Body Image?