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Life-threatening stigma is propagated by overvaluation of the relevance of body weight in eating disorders and healthcare in general. Outward physical symptoms are not a reliable metric for mental illnesses.
I'm all for promoting good mental and physical health, but it appears our current standards are at odds for both. So yes, it might be safer for people to pursue a more realistic ideal that doesn't take us as far away from who we truly are or what our body naturally wants to do, but if we leave the decision in someone else's hands, we will forever be surrendering our own power.
Are some days better than others in terms of your body image? Ever have those days where you just "feel fat"? Turns out, your body image issues aren't rooted in your actual appearance.
Prompted by today's word of the day. Mental illness is usually associated with misleading thought patterns that have left well-worn tracks in our brain. Oftentimes however, we take those paths simply because they're easier at this point and we don't notice the opposing evidence. Recognizing our cognitive faux-pas can be difficult, and making a habit [...]
Pingback “You can’t love anybody else until you love yourself” Lets be honest, we’ve likely all seen or heard this statement somewhere. Personally, I never really stopped to consider it until recently. Which brings us to the reason for today’s post – I’m here to tell you why I disagree. First of all, I took [...]
Some days are worse than others, which likely always will be the case. Sometimes I just wake up feeling on edge or upset and I can't seem to pull myself out of what can only really be described as "a funk". Yesterday was one of those days. I was really upset most of the day. [...]
The whole point of self care is that it’s about YOU. No one else. If you’re still putting other people’s needs above your own you’re probably doing it wrong. For some of us the tendency to prioritize others comes from different places. Maybe it’s the need to experience validation and to feel like your existence [...]