I am leading a 1-hour webinar tomorrow titled Body Positive Nutrition: Integrate the Health at Every Size® Approach Into Your Practice. It’s worth 1 CPEU for dietitians. Participants can join live or watch the video on-demand anytime.
Earlier this year, I helped to plan and host an event: Health at Every Size®: LIVE! A morning of joyful movement and interactive presentations. The goals of the event were to spread awareness of the HAES approach and to raise money for the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). The event planning was demanding, but at the same time, it was a tremendously rewarding experience. In this step-by-step guide, I share my personal experiences in planning a body positive event. I hope that readers can benefit from my lessons learned and perhaps be inspired to host their own events. Continue reading →
Recently, I started listening to podcasts on my iPhone. I love being able to learn while walking along the river, driving in my car, or doing chores.
If you haven’t listened to podcasts before, it’s really easy. You probably already have the podcast app on your iPhone. All you have to do is search for a podcast and subscribe.
One podcast I enjoy, the Nutrition Matters Podcast, had mentioned Health at Every Size® (HAES) a few times, but had yet to dive deep into the topic. I reached out the the podcast host, and she invited me to be on the show. The episode was published last week.
If you live in today’s world, there is a good chance that you feel insecure about your body. Every day, we are exposed to hundreds of digitally-enhanced images of unattainably perfect bodies. Without realizing it, we compare ourselves to these images, and take in the message that our bodies are not good enough. However, it is possible to respect and appreciate your unique body. The secret is to protect yourself from society’s damaging messages by building a Body Image Shield. Here’s how… Continue reading →
Do you really need to kill yourself to save your life? You might think so, if you look at the way some health fanatics strictly follow their diet or exercise plans. However, not-so-novel research suggests that being healthy is much easier and more fun than we’ve made it out to be. In Healthy Pleasures, an old but timeless book, authors Robert Ornstein, PhD and Davis Sobel, MD identify life’s simple pleasures and describe the proven ways they contribute to health and well-being. Continue reading →