How Diet Culture Impacts Us All

How Diet Culture Impacts Us All

Healing from dieting cycles, binge eating, disordered eating and body shame is hard work.  

It’d be hard work if we lived in a vacuum! But what makes it even harder is living in a culture that glorifies and praises dieting tendencies and intertwines our worth with our bodies, our nutritional intake and our even health status.

In my work with women and in my writing, I bring up the concept of diet culture often. I wanted to dive into the concept a bit to provide you with context and some food for thought that I’m guessing could be needed, especially around this time of year (hello resolutions!).

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.

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.

Digging Into Body Positivity

Digging Into Body Positivity

Body Positivity is a buzzword these days. In mainstream media and within the diet and wellness industries folks are jumping onboard to try and help women feel better about their bodies.

I’m thankful that these conversations are taking place, because it can be an entry point for people who have struggled with their relationship with their body for years