International Women's Day is a time to celebrate the achievements and progress of women around the world. However, it's also a reminder of the work that still needs to be done to promote gender equality and address the various forms of discrimination that women face, including weight stigma. What is Weight Stigma? Weight stigma, or … Continue reading International Women’s Day & Weight Stigma
Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2023
It is Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 27-March 3) 2023! #EDAW #EDAW2023 #NEDA #antidiet #NOTONEMORE, #EatingDisordersAwarenessWeek #ItsTimeforChange #EatingDisordersAwarenessWeek2023 This event, started by NEDA 39 years ago, highlights Strength Through Knowledge & Experience as well as It’s Time for Change. There are a lot of resources, social media events, and local events scheduled, so check out … Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2023
Body Image is Not a Straight Line
This is part 3 of the series - Why Size Doesn't Matter! No one has straight lines on their bodies, so I guess it makes sense that our body image is not so linear either. What is Body Image? NEDA - What is Body Image? What is and is not Positive Body Image What is … Continue reading Body Image is Not a Straight Line
What does “Goodness of Fit” Mean?
"Good fit" is a phrase that therapists use to identify clients that they think will work well with them, and encompasses a lot of things. I am going to try to break it down. Here are some of the considerations: Logistics - virtual or in person therapy availability payment & insurance level of care Demographics … Continue reading What does “Goodness of Fit” Mean?
Why Size Doesn’t Matter, Part 2
February Challenge - What YOU Can Do Do y’all remember the old NBC ad campaign for “The More You Know”? Whenever I talk to people about diet culture & weight stigma, I feel like there is a little shooting star over my head with the jingle. Because this is a pervasive problem in our society … Continue reading Why Size Doesn’t Matter, Part 2
February Challenge – Why Size Does Not Matter
So this is about clothing sizes. Just in case you were thinking about something else. The thing about clothing sizes is that there is no consistency whatsoever in fashion - every single brand, every line, every item, every store has a different set of criteria. In some of them, the sizes are not even consistent … Continue reading February Challenge – Why Size Does Not Matter
Fill your Cup with MOVEMENT in 2023
We all know that movement is an important part of health and wellness. Hopefully, we also know that this is not just about exercise or performance. Especially in January, the “wellness” industry and its marketing machine tends to inundate us with messages about “wellness.” Well, their definition of wellness is designed to make you buy … Continue reading Fill your Cup with MOVEMENT in 2023
I was on a podcast!
I was on a The Counseling Podcast with Dr. Jaclyn and Dr. Stokes. We talked about eating disorders, weight stigma, and a whole lot of other things. Check it out here! To elaborate on a few of the topics, here is some more information and a link to the Anti-Diet Culture resources. The effect of … Continue reading I was on a podcast!
Weight – Change the Way We Talk About It
I know, for a lot of people, that ‘holidays’ do not really start until November. But on the spectrum of eating disorders and weight stigma, I think we need a new calendar. Seasons for Everything In that calendar, the seasons would look something like this: 'New Year, New You' Shame - from the overwhelming ads … Continue reading Weight – Change the Way We Talk About It
Creating an “Anti – Diet” Culture
how to create an "anti-diet" culture and in the meantime, live with diet culture, because we can't get away from it! What is diet culture? @mysignaturenutrition Sometimes it seems like everything! Some examples are: all the ads for diet products, the labeling of foods, the way people accept the idea that food is “good” or … Continue reading Creating an “Anti – Diet” Culture