Weight Stigma Awareness Week 2014 Starts Monday!

Next week marks the third annual Weight Stigma Awareness Week, sponsored by the Binge Eating Disorder Association (of which I am privileged to serve as a board member). Weight Stigma: Judging People By Their Body Size Weight stigma is an insidious yet pervasive problem in today’s world. It comes out of the judgment about body […]

Inspirational Resources for Shifting Painful Thoughts

Who Do You Choose to Inspire You? I’ve long believed that we need a separate source of information, of inspiration, to move beyond whatever we struggle with. Unfortunately, we’re not always so good at shifting our perceptual lenses, at taking in the “information” or ways of seeing people, relationships or our selves. We get stuck… […]

Weight Stigma Awareness Week: Reclaim Your Body Image

Join Green Mountain at Fox Run as we blog about Weight Stigma Awareness Week, sponsored by the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). Today, BEDA encourages us to reclaim our body image as our own and engage in positive body talk. When I first decided I would write today’s Weight Stigma Awareness blog post about reclaiming […]

Fighting Weight Stigma with Body Positivity

Today marks the first day of National Weight Stigma Awareness Week, an effort sponsored by the Binge Eating Disorder Association to build awareness of what weight stigma is, the harmful effects it can have on people of all ages in all environments, and what can be done to stop it.  The theme of this inaugural […]

It Happened This Week: Loving Our Bodies, Halloween Candy, and First Lady PLAYouts

A new study, published in the September 2009 issue of the Journal of Health Psychology, shows that workout frequency can help improve body image.  The study claimed that the act of exercise – not necessarily to get in shape – boosts the exerciser’s body image.  The study also claimed that the more people exercised per week, […]