Are you afraid that boys won’t like you? Are you afraid that you will be rejected by your friends? Do you feel like you are unlovable if you do not have a perfect body?
How much do your conversations revolve around your weight and body image? Do you put yourself and the way you look [...]
This last week at work, I’ve been talking a lot to both teens and adults about the importance of our perceptions or the way we think. Mat and I have done a few pod-casts on this topic as well so I encourage you to go and listen to those as well. But today, I just [...]
This is the second part of our conversation with Bonnie Morris. The topic of today’s podcast is eating disorders.
Drugs work. Sex works. Food works. These are a few examples of what people do to make them feel better in the moment. The draw to these kinds of things is that they work. Drugs change how you feel. Sex feels great. Food tastes good. Most people will tell you that they know that what [...]
I know sometimes our posts are very simple and basic and others are a little more in depth and serious. Today’s post will be a little more informative and straight forward. In working with teens on a clinical level in my profession, I am privileged to see teens that are personally struggling with eating disorders [...]
I have been thinking about the double standard that advertising industry is sending to teen girls. On one hand, the advertisers are portraying an image of the ‘perfect girl’ that is impossible to obtain. They use that image to get girls to think that their product will make the difference in their social life, giving [...]
We are back, continuing with our Body Image Basics series. In this podcast we speak with Bonnie Morris a professional dietitian. In this episode Bonnie talks about the importance of proper nutrition. There are a lot of teenage girls that do not get the proper nutrition, either through skipping meals, eating too much fast food, [...]
Mat and Summer talk about some of the insecurities that they went through as teenagers and how it affected their self image.
I recently read an article that stated that self esteem among teenagers had gotten too high. Here is the final quote from the article:
“Despite the popular beliefs, the vast majority of teens are quite satisfied with their bodies, appearance, intelligence, and capabilities. Efforts to instill self-esteem may have done their job too well, and like [...]
We had stated in our last podcast that we were going to have some professionals in the areas of nutrition and exercise come and talk to us on the podcast. They were booked for a couple of weeks. In the interim, Summer and I decided to do a show honoring the United States. It is [...]