A colleague of mine sent out an email recently which included a fantastic quote regarding one perspective we might take concerning our bodies. I wanted to share it, as I think you might appreciate it. 

Taken from Anna Quindlen's new book Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

"I've fully recognized my body for what it is: a personality-delivery system, designed expressly to carry my character from place to place, now and in the years to come. It's like a car, and while I like a red convertible or even a Bentley as well as the next person, what I really need are four tires and an engine."


I Love This.

Source: Unknown


Happy July and Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend! 

The Huffington Post is one of my favorite sites for reading different opinion pieces, especially articles related to body image and eating disorders. I tend to post links fairly often to articles that I read over there- and today, I thought I'd post some really good ones below that I've read recently! Hope you enjoy :) 

Beating The Body Image Blues by Andrea Wachter

Why You Should Think Twice Before You Praise Someone for Losing Weight by Yashar Ali

Fat Chat is No Light Matter by Andrea Wachter

"Fitspiration": Why It Isn't So Inspirational by Lexie Kite

Why Do We 'Self-Bully' Ourselves About Weight? by Kristen Houghton



Eating Disorders Common For Those Over 50??

One common myth about eating disorders is that they only occur amongst teenagers. Recent research has continued to indicate otherwise! Eating disorders do not discriminate, and people of all ages develop eating disorders. There has been a lot of attention in the news this past week about a study published in the latest issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders. This study, conducted by the University of North Carolina's Eating Disorder Program, found that 62% of women over the age of 50 reported that their weight had a negative impact upon their life. 70% reported that they were trying to lose weight and many reported eating disordered behaviors. Many believe that just because they are no longer an adolescent, they must not really have an eating disorder. This research serves to validate that this is not the case. For those of you- of any age- who are struggling, you are not alone. The study concluded that more research needs to be done, which will help to equip health professionals and doctors in order that eating disorders can be diagnosed and addressed sooner for those who are suffering. 

For more info on this study, you can check out the following articles: