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Looking at Body Image from the Inside Out

Looking at Body Image from the Inside Out

When I was younger I went through a lot of turmoil. One of the side effects of this was developing an eating disorder. At the time I didn’t know what to call it and I definitely did not have any one trying to stop me. In fact it was the opposite, I was getting complimented on how thin I was becoming. Thankfully I out stubborned myself and sought help. Today I try to be conscious of how I speak to others and myself about body images and health.

Especially with a young daughter, I do not want her to grow up with that weight on her shoulders, trying to be “perfect.” 

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I recently attended an informative brunch hosted by Rock Recovery, a local organization that supports the journey to freedom from disordered eating by providing services that are accessible to individuals & by empowering through community education. They hold workshops, events, as well as  individual and community based programs to achieve that goal of freedom. 

Rock Recovery makes it possible for clients to pursue recovery without giving up their daily life. With support systems, education, and the feeling of belonging, this organization knows how to reach people where they are and help them move forward in a positive way. 

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Even though I am actively involved in the health and wellness community I sat there shocked by what I was hearing. I truly had no idea how high the statistics are for eating disorders. My problems came out of my mental state at the time. Now years later, doctors are finally seeing the relationship between your mental health and your body image. 

Every BODY is Different  

  • 46% of children ages 9-11 are on some sort of diet (what?!)
  • 20 million women & 10 million men will have an eating disorder
  • Eating disorders are now classified as mental illnesses

The most empowering aspect of attending that event was when we all came together to brainstorm how to help those around us and in our circle of influence promote healthy body images. It starts with our words. How are we speaking or writing about others, ourselves? As a community of media representatives we need to counteract all the unrealistic body expectations in society. If we as women and men can change our attitudes and speech when it comes to body image then we can make a difference in the lives of our children and those around us. 

Speak life and positivity, encouraging confidence and self-esteeem. 

I know I will be more careful about what I say and how I say it when it comes to discussing health with you all. How do you think you can make a difference in your sphere of influence?

For more information about Rock Recovery connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Get healthy with Mercola & Giveaway!

Get healthy with Mercola & Giveaway!

Whenever a new year comes around getting healthy seems to be the top goal for everyone. I have been on this journey for awhile. Like you, I have great days and not so great days…sometimes you just have to eat the donut! One thing I always do is honestly evaluate my efforts at the end ofContinue Reading

Ditching Toxins in Your Deodorant with a Primal Pit Paste Giveaway!

Ditching Toxins in Your Deodorant with a Primal Pit Paste Giveaway!

Not to gross you out but I sweat. I’ve been self conscious about my sweat and any smells that might be associated all my life. A lot of my friends made the switch to no deodorant or natural deodorant awhile ago. But for me, armpit cleansing and ditching my toxin filled deodorant seemed scary. WhatContinue Reading

Keep Your Kids Healthy With a Soothie Suckers Giveaway!

Keep Your Kids Healthy With a Soothie Suckers Giveaway!

Natural Remedies. I love them, I use them, and I preach their goodness to anyone who will listen. With cold and flue season rapidly approaching, we all need to stock up on the good stuff to keep our families healthy, happy, and in school!  Soothie Suckers are natural herbal supplements packed in ice pop pouches. My kidsContinue Reading

My Interview with Nutrition Expert Pam Nisevich Bede

My Interview with Nutrition Expert Pam Nisevich Bede

Have you ever wanted to sit down and ask a nutritionist anything and everything that comes to mind? I know I have. Well, I finally got the chance, and I made sure to ask questions both you and I wanted to know.   Recently, I was able to interview Pam Nisevich Bede, a nutrition expert.Continue Reading

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