Privilege is currently a hot topic of conversation. Many forms of privilege exist, such as white privilege or male privilege, but what exactly does “privilege” mean? Why is there such backlash to this word? And how does “thinness” fall into this category?Read More
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I thought I was a healthy eater. Actually, I thought I was a very healthy eater.
As a yoga practitioner and then instructor, I fell deep into the wellness well. More accurately - I dove in head first, believing that the deeper I went, the healthier I would become.Read More
Ever since I woke up from diet culture I’ve become hyper-aware of how we talk about our bodies – especially us women. Any time I’m around a group of women who aren’t on the body acceptance or body positive path, I’m shocked at the amount of negative body talk that goes on.Read More
Bodies change. That’s an inevitability of life.
Try as we might, it’s impossible to maintain the same body throughout our life span. Sure we can put in our best effort and probably do a good job maintaining a version of our body that we are relatively content with, but the reality is no one is immune to what life brings our way (childbirth, injury, illness), and certainly no one is immune to the effects of time.Read More
You know the feeling all too well
It begins like all the classic dieting stories (on a Monday). Every time you start a new diet or *ahem* - "lifestyle change", you are filled with optimism, motivation and determination that this time you are going to stick with it.Read More
There was no problem, or so I thought.
Like almost everyone in our Western culture, I learned overtly through our popular information channels such as television programs, social conversations, and the pamphlets in doctors offices that being "overweight" was bad for your health, and being "obese" was much, much worse.Read More
I was addicted to sugar, 100%.
I took a quiz on a popular food psychologist's website to prove this to myself, and sure enough, my score was 7 out of 10 (1 being not addicted and 10 being super addicted). 7 wasn't the highest possible score, but it was high enough for me to confirm that my inability to eat just one cookie from the plate or one bowl of ice cream instead of the whole container, was the result of sugar addiction.Read More