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Bad Body Image

Transform Bad Eating Habits and Body Image for Good

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

The very idea of treating your body like a friend or a loved one, with love and kindness, may sound more like a recipe for overeating and body dissatisfaction than anything else.

7 Things To Look At When You Feel Bad About Your Body

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.11.2013 | Women

Everyone has days where they feel terrible about their bodies. Whether it's prompted by a careless comment, a glimpse in the mirror, or just waking...

Eve Ensler on Cancer, Her Body and 'The Body of the World'

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

"When I woke up from surgery and had tubes and ports coming out of me, I was just a body. When you come into your body, you become porous. There is no separation between you and the world."

Psychologist Tara Brach on True Refuge From Body Dissatisfaction

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

"The intention is to feel compassion toward yourself so there's less identification with the self that is disgusted with looking bad and more of an inhabiting of the awareness that is observing with kindness."

Are We Teaching Girls That Bad Body Image Is Inevitable?

Autumn Whitefield-Madrano | Posted 11.27.2012 | Women
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

As a girl, I was expected to have wobbly self-esteem. I can't help but wonder if the anticipation of girls' self-loathing and intentionally delayed intellectual growth became a part of the story to the point where girls intuited that this was inevitable.

Eating Disorder Therapist Emily Sandoz on Accepting the Reality of Bad Body Image

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

When I heard word of a self-help workbook in the works about a promising new kind of CBT for body dissatisfaction called acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), I made a mental note.

Our Love Your Body Playlist

Michelle Persad | Posted 06.06.2012 | Women

We've all had those days. You look in the mirror, and you're so focused on what you don't like about your body that you forget what you once loved. Th...

Do All Women Have Body Image Issues?

YourTango | Posted 01.02.2012 | Women

Celebrities and the average woman alike tend to obsess about what they look like and how others view them. Sometimes, this is fun--like shopping for n...