Simultaneously dropping with the crystal ball in New York City on New Year’s Eve is the dropping of infamous diet commercials. Sometimes I wonder which is louder – the people gathered with their noisemakers in Times Square or the loud person squawking on the commercial, claiming that losing weight is the answer to all yourContinue reading “Will this be the year you break free from diet culture?”
Category Archives: Body Image
It’s Time for Some New Rules
Everyone has their own set of rules for their life. And each person’s rules become their standards. We rarely question these rules and standards. Yet, did you know that most likely, your rules and standards were created at an early age? Most likely, if you struggle with body image today, you have a distinct memoryContinue reading “It’s Time for Some New Rules”
Healing Your Relationship With Your Body IS Possible
You can heal your relationship with your body, have joyful moments, and not obsess over what your body looks like. It’s not an overnight miracle and takes a lot of commitment on your part, yet it is so worth it. This very recent experience of mine highlights how worth it is! I spent the dayContinue reading “Healing Your Relationship With Your Body IS Possible”
What in the world is body acceptance coaching all about?
Recently, someone asked me what body acceptance coaching is all about and why I feel so passionate about it. I think a couple You Tube videos help me explain my passion. One is the sketching of adult women by a forensic artist and another the interviewing of young girls between the ages of six andContinue reading “What in the world is body acceptance coaching all about?”
The Diagnosis – Part II
Continuing where I left off in my previous blog post about my book, here is more on the day of my eating disorder diagnosis from Chapter One. I really felt so much shame that day, as if I had done something wrong. It would take many months of treatment to realize that I had doneContinue reading “The Diagnosis – Part II”
The Diagnosis – Chapter 1
Over the Christmas holidays, I finished the first draft of my memoir. I started writing it in May when the first several chapters just flowed out of me night after night. Then, I put it on hold as I got stuck while talking about the middle of the journey into my eating disorder recovery. ItContinue reading “The Diagnosis – Chapter 1”
Setting Resolutions or Living Values?
Happy 2021! If you are like most in this pandemic-stricken world, you woke up today feeling a little hopeful for what may come this year. And because it was 2020 and we are still in a pandemic, you celebrated last night at home. In your living room. With immediate family only. For some, 2020 wasContinue reading “Setting Resolutions or Living Values?”
What will you say when you look in the mirror?
A few months into my eating disorder recovery journey, I looked in the mirror and said, “I love you” and then I winked at myself. I journaled about that experience afterwards. I truly felt like a million dollars when I said that in the mirror. It was because I had always bashed my body whenContinue reading “What will you say when you look in the mirror?”
Your Body Can Make Wonderful Decisions
That’s right. Your body can make wonderful decisions. If you tune in to it and allow it to. You may have noticed that I’ve not posted a blog since August 31, the last full week before I had major surgery on September 9. Leading up to my surgery, I was a complete stress ball. ThingsContinue reading “Your Body Can Make Wonderful Decisions”
A Love Letter To My Body
“One of the last things to go with an eating disorder is body image issues, ” my treatment team used to tell me often. I didn’t know what that meant until now. Body shaming and general body image issues hang on tight, even when you feel like you have the food relationship mostly healed. YouContinue reading “A Love Letter To My Body”