I don't consider myself fully body positive. I know that this is a 'buzz' phrase that has several confused meanings. What I understand by being body positive is that you consider self-love above all else. It is the most important thing to you. You do not judge your body or anyone else's. You are happy [...]
Follow my blog What is diet talk? When I refer to 'diet talk' I am referring to the triggering conversations about dieting and food restrictions that people do when they are dieting or wishing to diet. Diet talk is rampant in my own work place, as well as in many others, and it can [...]
I've decided I am going to do one of these posts every month where I outline some of my favourite things of the month. January 2018. What can I say? Possibly the longest month I have ever endured (and that includes the months I did Teaching Practice!) But it was actually a very good month [...]
Happy New Year! I have always set New Years Resolutions in the past, and every year I have despaired at my inability to keep them. My resolutions always revolved around getting fit, getting skinny and basically becoming a new person. However, in the last year I have learned a lot about where my true priorities [...]
Am I body neutral?
I no longer loathe my body. I can look in the mirror and feel fine about what I see rather than wanting to scream. I can accept that my body is useful and strong. I can accept that I now wear clothes that are maybe a size bigger than what I used to be. But I wear them proudly. I don't yet love my body. But I am growing towards having more positive feelings about it.
I started this blog almost a year ago as a tool to help me express my thoughts about my mental illness and to help others struggling with the same thing. A year ago, I was in a very different place in my life. I was going through a very dark place in my life, a [...]
How do YOU see your body? Is it a comfortable place to be or is it a shell of who you really are? Deep. I know. But this is something I think about often, how do I see my body. For years I spent almost all of my time thinking about my body. What I’m [...]