Category - Body Image

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Can You Be Body Positive And Still Want To Lose Weight?
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The Biggest Mistake You’re Making That’s Keeping You Stuck
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6 Signs You Don’t Have A Healthy Relationship With Food
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4 Ways To Stop Hating Your Body
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Why Food Is Not Your Problem
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Why Self-Care Is Not Enough
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You Lose More Than Weight When You Go On A Diet
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5 Ways Yoga Can Help You Improve Your Relationship With Your Body
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Why Your Fear Of Weight Gain Will Keep You Stuck
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View of Hope Interview

Can You Be Body Positive And Still Want To Lose Weight?

Can You Be Body Positive And Still Want To Lose Weight?

I’ve noticed some confusion around wanting to be body positive and love your body, while still wanting to lose weight.  Even talk about wanting to nourish your body and eat in a way that supports your health can sometimes make those, who follow others in the body positive, anti-diet community, feel wrong.  I know initially I almost felt guilty for caring about my health and I’ve developed some thoughts on this that I want to share in this post today. Read More

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The Biggest Mistake You’re Making That’s Keeping You Stuck

The Biggest Mistake Your're Making That's Keeping You Stuck

Is your mindset around food and your body keeping you a prisoner in your own life? Do you feel stuck on something that seems so superficial and trivial, yet don’t know how to break free? I know you want more for your life. I know you want to experience freedom, peace and joy in your heart. You are not broken my friend. You’ve just been born into belief systems that conform to diet culture and societal ideals. You haven’t been taught how to feel your emotions or observe your thoughts, let alone to question their validity. There is another way to live and you know this deep in your soul, but there’s a mistake you’re making that’s keeping you stuck. Read More

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6 Signs You Don’t Have A Healthy Relationship With Food

6 Signs You Don't Have A Healthy Relationship With Food

I didn’t know I had an unhealthy relationship with food for quite some time.  I followed what I read in the media and just thought I had trouble with willpower.  Things got worse and worse and I didn’t realize that I actually had a very unhealthy relationship with food.  When I did realize this, this is when I finally started looking for help.  My intention with this post is to help those of you that do have an unhealthy relationship with food but have yet to seek help, feel inspired to do so. Read More

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4 Ways To Stop Hating Your Body

4 Ways To Stop Hating Your Body

I see too many women hating their bodies and I get it because I used to hate mine too.  It stopped me from living my life, because I was uncomfortable in my skin.  I constantly thought about how I could make my body smaller, I berated it, called it terrible names, pinched it in disgust.  I cringe now thinking about how I’ve treated my body in the past.  Your body is the vehicle to your beautiful soul and deserves all the love and care you would give a child or beloved pet. Read More

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Why Food Is Not Your Problem

Why Food Is Not Your Problem

You struggle with eating healthy consistently or sticking to your diet. You feel like you’re always failing and just need to try harder. You don’t understand why you just can’t get your shit together and stick to your freakin eating plan. You think sticking to a diet is what will change your life because frankly when you lose weight you feel happier, you feel more comfortable in your body, you feel more outgoing and social. Truthfully though, food is not your problem and the reasons you think you feel better is all about mindset. Read More

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Why Self-Care Is Not Enough

Why Self-Care Is Not Enough

Self-care is a hot topic these days and rightfully so.  Women are waking up to the importance of taking time for themselves and not putting others needs in front of their own, so that they can serve from a full cup.  There are many wonderful ways to incorporate self-care into your life including the usual Epsom salt baths, reading, yoga, getting a pedicure or massage.  These things are all great but they won’t be enough if you’re still stuck in negative thought patterns that are leading to undesirable actions and habits.  This is Why Self-Care Is Not Enough. Read More

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You Lose More Than Weight When You Go On A Diet

You Lose More Than Weight When You Go On A Diet

Diet culture tells us that when we lose weight we will therefore become happy, popular, successful and more. It shames us into thinking that we aren’t good enough and that our bodies are somehow wrong if they don’t fit societal ideals of the thin, lean body. Diet culture basically tells us that we’ll get everything we want in life if we just lose weight. This is a fallacy as diet’s not only don’t work but they won’t create the feelings and experiences we’re really hungry for.  The truth is, we lose far more than just weight when we go on a diet. Read More

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5 Ways Yoga Can Help You Improve Your Relationship With Your Body

5 Ways Yoga Can Help You Improve Your Relationship With Your Body

This weekend is weekend 3 of the 8 weekends spread out over 5 months for my 200hr yoga teacher training with Empowered Yoga.  The more I learn about the practice of yoga, the more I believe it can help anyone with any challenge or struggle in their life.  Yoga was instrumental in my own journey with body image and disordered eating, so today I want to share with you, 5 Ways Yoga Can Help You Improve Your Relationship With Your Body. Read More

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Why Your Fear Of Weight Gain Will Keep You Stuck

Why Your Fear Of Weight Gain Will Keep You Stuck

Are you tired of trying diet after diet, plan after plan?  Are you tired of counting, weighing and measuring only to continue to struggle with binge or emotional eating?  You know you need to do something different, but you’re scared.  You’re scared to lose control because you fear weight gain.  In this post I’m going to explain why your fear of weight gain will keep you stuck. Read More

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View of Hope Interview

View of Hope Interview

A wonderful friend and fellow Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Shonda Holt of Nourishing Everyday has a goal of doing 1000 interviews this year.  I had the honour and opportunity of being interviewed by her for her View of Hope Interviews. Read More

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