(Note: All names and identifying information throughout my blog have been changed to protect individuals.) I wasn’t sure I’d heard him right. A physician came in for help with anxiety and depression, and told me during one of our sessions he was going on a chicken diet. “A chicken diet?” I asked. “Yeah. Chicken is the perfect food….
Photo by Chelsea Panos How much power have you given your scale? Many people let the numbers dictate whether they have a good day or bad day. They feel like it owns them, and they give it a lot of power in their lives. Over the past several years counseling women, I’ve encountered many who give…
Do you ever think your life will be perfect – or close to it – when you achieve a certain weight or size? Or when you move to _____? Or when you get married? Or when you buy a house? Or when you….? Read on. Notice I didn’t say “right on.” I said, “read on! :)”
Are you ready to break up with your scale? Has it become a source of depression? Learn how to give your scale less power in your life.
I never did reach the “magic number” of 105. But this is probably a good thing because even when I weigh 134 pounds, I have a body fat percentage of 17%. That is quite low. In fact, the models in Europe are now required to maintain a body fat percentage of 17% or more….
About two years after moving to Maui, my family moved back to the Mainland. But the bubbly, outgoing teen that landed back at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport had changed forever. The new version had been ravaged by daily harassment until she grew into a shy, depressed young woman who had only a fraction of the…
Join me, a licensed mental health counselor, in reclaiming the plunder of the body image bandit. Together we will keep the body image bandit at bay through laughter, story, psychology, and faith.