How to Cope with Bad Body Image Days

How to Cope with Bad Body Image Days

Bad body image days, they happen to all of us. 

Have you ever noticed how you can start your day feeling neutral, content, happy even, with how your body is showing up to the world, only to have that come crashing down by mid-day as your body image has plummeted until despair and loathing?

It's interesting how this happens because your body certainly hasn't changed drastically in a matter of hours. 

But the way you relate to your body, or feel about, or in, your body has absolutely shifted.

This time of year can bring on all the feels. Which, in my experience, can significantly amplify how we feel in, and about, our bodies.

So, as we move through this stressful season of the year, it's important to be reminded of and armed with ways to cope with those tough moments, or days.

3 Tips to Navigate Thanksgiving While Struggling with Food and Body

3 Tips to Navigate Thanksgiving While Struggling with Food and Body

Between complex family relationships, a layered and vulnerable relationship with your body and food and a seemingly boundless feast filling your field of vision, it’s no wonder why the thought of the day can insight anxiety (dare I say dread?!).

And to top it off, for many women struggling with binge eating, this is just the beginning of a long, quite possibly painful holiday season. 

What to do Instead of Trashing Your Halloween Candy

What to do Instead of Trashing Your Halloween Candy

If you’re tempted, or are planning to rid your house of the goods while your kiddos are sleeping, I want to encourage you to take a deeeeeep breath and consider an alternative.

Sugar doesn’t have to be that scary

You might be thinking, “NO, Sarah, you don’t understand! I’m ADDICTED to sugar! I’ll house everything from the trick or treating bags if I don’t get it out of here!”

I want you to know I hear you. I totally appreciate why you feel like you’re addicted to the chocolatey goodness. In your lived experience, it’s probably brought about certain can’t stop won’t stop thoughts and behaviors.

How to Improve Your Body Image

How to Improve Your Body Image

Something that one of my clients recently shared with me was that body image work is like an endless marathon. As you move into healing, the end point seems to get further away. But, over time you build up endurance to keep going, to keep moving, to keep believing in yourself. So much so that your initial anticipated destination doesn’t seem all that important. It’s process and the journey that really heals and truly sets you free.