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Body Image

Other Benefits of Mindfulness & Practicing At Home: Part 3 with Michelle Lelwica

Below is the last part of my interview with associate professor and author Michelle Lelwica, ThD. Michelle talks about the specific benefits of mindfulness, including how it helps us access our inner calm, how we can incorporate mindfulness into our daily lives and just how mindfulness helps to heal a negative body image.

If you missed them, check out part one of our interview on how mindfulness...
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Myths about Practicing Mindfulness: Part 2 with Michelle Lelwica

Yesterday, associate professor and author Michelle Lelwica, ThD, talked about how mindfulness can boost your body image (you can check that out here).

Today, in part two of our interview, Michelle shares her insight on the various misconceptions about practicing mindfulness - and the important lessons along the way.
Q: What are several misconceptions about mindfulness?

A: I’ve already suggested that mindfulness is not about philosophical...
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How Mindfulness Can Boost Your Body Image: Q&A with Michelle Lelwica

You may think that mindfulness doesn't have much to do with body image. But in many ways, mindfulness can actually help to heal body image issues.

For insight, I spoke with Michelle Lelwica, ThD, associate professor at Concordia College in Minnesota and an expert in mindfulness.

Michelle is also the author of The Religion of Thinness: Satisfying the Spiritual Hungers Behind Women’s Obsession with Food and Weight. I've had the great pleasure of interviewing Michelle before...
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Body Shame & How to Overcome It: Q&A with Expert Carolyn Jones

Body shame goes beyond having a negative body image, and can lead to a variety of harmful consequences.
Unfortunately, body shame isn't a topic we often hear about. I've actually wanted to share information on this topic with Weightless readers ever since I addressed body shame in a guest post.
That's why I'm pleased to present my interview with Carolyn Jones, RN, LPC, CEDS, director of nursing at the Eating Recovery Center.

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10 Ways to Keep Loving Your Body

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....
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Building a Healthy Body Image: Part 2 with Ashley from Nourishing the Soul

Here's part two of my interview with Ashley of Nourishing the Soul, a blog about body image, media literacy and disordered eating. Ashley's blog is fantastic, so if you aren't familiar with it yet, please check it out!

If you missed it, check out part one of our interview, where Ashley discusses what Nourishing the Soul is all about and how we can nourish our bodies, minds and...
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