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!
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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…
I wanted to share something that came up during my Holiday Survive and Thrive Challenge last week. During the lessons and conversations that happened during the Challenge, one question came up that I believe confuses many people. That question is..."What is Disordered Eating?" This is a term that can confuse many, so let's clear that up now. Disordered eating is different than an eating … [Read more...] about One question that confuses many…What is Disordered Eating?
Chances are, you know at least one person who has struggled with an eating disorder. One of the most COLLOSAL myths about eating disorders is that they have one look – usually white, young and female. Nothing could be farther from the truth. People in all types of bodies, genders, races, classes, and ages are at risk of developing an Eating Disorder. It is National Eating Disorder Awareness … [Read more...] about Some mind-blowing stats to share with you about Eating Disorders