Category: Bust Out of Body Shame

In Gratitude to Singer/Songwriter, George Michael for His Inspiration and Beautiful Music

One day after he died this past Christmas, I saw a video entitled, “George Michael Became Recluse Because He Hated the Way He Looked.” Shocked and stunned that such a physically attractive man would feel so insecure about his appearance, that began a quest for me to explore more about his life. What I discovered about him, his brilliant talent as a singer/songwriter and his dedication to his craft, inspired me to pull myself out of my own depression. I’m heartbroken to know that he lived such a pained and tortured life. But I’m so grateful to him for inspiring me to embrace more of my own life and to continue my writing to give voice to my gifts.

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“Pledge Body Respect” Google+ Hangout on 11/24/15 Teaches Emotional Empowerment

How many times today:
have you thought about food, eating or being fat?
have you disrespected or cursed your body?
have you criticized or judged your own or someone else’s body?
have you blamed your body for feeling miserable?
Living in a fat-shaming society, it’s tempting to think that our bodies are the problem, but that’s not at all true.

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What Binging on a 1/2 Gallon of Ice Cream Taught Me About The Value of Self-Compassion

What do you do after you lose your mind and end up overeating? Do you head to the gym, starve yourself for a few days or just let bygones be bygones?

Have you been blaming your weakness for falling headfirst into the ice cream, the bag of chips or the plate of pasta? Hating yourself isn’t going to help you feel any better. I’ve learned that self-compassion is actually the best antidote to bust down your binges.

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Stop Shaming Yourself for Overeating

Stop hating yourself for overeating. When you’re under stress, it’s almost impossible to listen to your body’s hunger signals. Overwhelming emotions like resentment, sadness and anger can fool our bodies into thinking that we’re always hungry. Left to roam wild, your stress response will keep you double fisting chocolates and cookies, popping them into your mouth faster than you can chew. This is your lizard brain’s survival way of keeping you safe, and when it gets triggered, it gets activated because it senses the presence of danger. In reality it’s really just the fear of facing whatever uncomfortable emotions pressed you to reach for the chocolate. Forgiving yourself and moving on would make the threat go away. As long as you shame yourself for giving into the temptation, you keep the cycle of guilt and gorge going. giving food more power over you than it deserves.

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Health at Every Size Best selling Author, Dr. Linda Bacon Talks HAES with Andrea Amador, The Juicy Woman

You want so much to lose weight. But it seems like nothing you’ve done has worked. In fact maybe you’ve even gained weight over the years. Want to know how to win the war against fat? Stop fighting. Learn more about the Health...

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