On the local morning news this week, I heard a statistic that stopped me cold in my tracks. I don’t even remember what the story was about, but the reporter cited research that, on average, girls’ self-concept peaks at around age 9. They didn’t cite the study, so I can’t comment on its validity. But [...]
Think back to when you were a little girl or a little boy. Can you remember a time when you didn’t think about the way you appeared to others? A time when all you cared about was how long mom and dad would let you run free outside before it turned dark? A time when [...]
Talking about weight, one’s body, or other’s bodies has unfortunately become a socially normalized practice and rarely seems focused on body acceptance, let alone “body love.” As we become aware of how much we might judge ourselves or others based on what our body “is not” or “should be,” we broaden our lens wide enough to see and recognize what our body “is” and “can be.” What a beautiful concept!