I started doing Adriene's Yoga Camp a couple weeks ago and today is day 15. I don't remember why I started or how I stumbled upon her 30 days series but after watching her orientation video I figured I would give it a shot.I've always been a start and stop kinda girl when it comes … Continue reading Learning to be…
I follow Dr. Joshua Wolrich on Instagram. His posts mainly center around calling out diet culture and wanting us to improve our relationship with food.The other day one of his post/captions said something along the lines of "improve your relationship with food before you try to lose weight." My initial reaction was one of, "I … Continue reading Love Yourself First
I can't tell you the first time I heard of Aerie but they are my now my go-to bra and panty supplier. Their products are so comfy. But what sold me to this brand are the models they use and that their models are untouched. Let me repeat that: untouched. Real women with their real … Continue reading Are You #AerieReal?
Society says size 0 is best But could you also have big booties and breasts? So we strive and we fumble and we try our best But try as we might we can't past the test. Your wants are unrealistic for this body of mine. And, frankly, I'm tired so I'm drawing a line. For … Continue reading Your Body (Poem)
What makes you feel beautiful? - For me it's a number of things, not always tied to each other, but always small: when I put my hair in a messy bun but the kind that looks freaking amazing; if I love the outfit I'm wearing; when I treat my body well by eating nutritious foods; … Continue reading Self-reflection Sunday: Body Image
We judge our bodies too harshly. Judge ourselves even more for judging our bodies. We wonder why or how or when we might become greater than this. Greater than poking and prodding at the parts of us that are too big or not big enough. We turn to our minds time and time again to … Continue reading Body Image: Eating Disorders
Body shaming and women I understand. Of course I do, I'm a woman. Body shaming re: men is a foreign concept to me. While I understand what is being marketed to boys and men today as the "perfect" body includes six-pack abs, chiseled chest, and arms full of muscle, what I don't fully grasp is … Continue reading Body Image: Men
Body shaming, what is it? Walden Behavioral Care describes it as, "criticizing yourself or others because of some aspect of physical appearance." Body shaming can come in many forms. Common ones that come to mind include fat shaming and skinny shaming, but there are many more ways in which we shame bodies. Recently, I've seen … Continue reading Body Image: Body Shaming