Archives for August, 2010

Body Image & Being Brave

This week, I read a beautifully written post about writing courageously by Marisa from All Things New. She gave several really valuable tips about writing to discover yourself and being bold.

What does this have to do with body image?

It got me thinking about being courageous what it comes to body image and self-acceptance, and other ways in our lives.

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Body Image

Body Image & Fat Talk: Q&A with Expert Denise Martz


Even if you haven't heard of the term Fat Talk, you've probably engaged in it - and likely many times. You've probably talked with your friends about the body parts that frustrate you the most or the ones you wish you could change.

You might've said that you're too fat, too thin, too something undesirable. You might've lamented the looks of your legs or the softness of your belly.

All these words make up a...
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Coping Skills to Curb Emotional Eating

Yesterday, I read a blog post that really resonated with me. Katie from Health for the Whole Self - one of my favorite blogs! - wrote about emotional eating, saying that sometimes the urge to eat (when we aren't hungry) may come "from a place of desperately needing something else."

Specifically, she writes:
I have had great success with the simple process of feeling the urge to go for the pint of ice cream, stopping myself in my tracks, and pondering, “What do I REALLY need right...
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Yoga & Body Image: Insight from a Yoga Expert

In May, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mary NurrieStearns, a licensed clinical social worker, yoga teacher and co-author of Yoga for Anxiety: Meditations and Practices for Calming Body and Mind, for an article on self-help strategies for anxiety on Psych Central. Today I wanted to share with you some of the tidbits that didn't make it into the piece, which may be very helpful.

According to Mary, in addition to the health and anxiety-calming benefits, "Yoga connects us. When we connect, we feel more...
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Body Image Boosters

Uplifting Words on Body Image from Operation Beautiful


Every Monday features a tip, exercise, inspiring quote or other tidbit to help boost your body image. For many of us, Mondays are tough. We may feel anxious and stressed out, anticipating an arduous week, especially if we didn’t get much rest and relaxation during the weekend.

These kinds of feelings don’t create the best environment for improving one’s body image. In fact, you might be harder on yourself and easily frustrated. You might even...
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