What We Can Do: Day 5 NEDA Week
Despite the well known saying, talk is NOT cheap, Advertisers spend billions of dollars each year on ads telling us and selling us body hate messages. And unless we unplug completely and live in a Samadhi Tank, we can not avoid the media completely. And yes, it can be overwhelming and very seductive. But try to remember that even though:
We can not always shield ourselves from seeing media images that promote weight stigma.
We can not always shield ourselves from hearing media messages that promote weight stigma.
We CAN always stop ourselves from speaking negatively about our and other people’s bodies. Try to eliminate negative body talk from your repertoire. Your self acceptance will grow! Proud to be Me has a stop body snarking campaign. CLICK HERE for more information about how to spread the word of body positivity.
There is also a facebook page National Eating Disorders Collaboration that is focusing on ending negative body talk. CLICK HERE for the link!
This week, I will be pinning about eating disorders on the WEGO Health ‘s Women’s Health board and on my Cultivate a Positive Body Image board. If you have any resources to add please let me know!
And in recognition of NEDA Week, order Dr. Deah’s Calmanac and receive a free bumper sticker or magnet! Purchase the book from my website or in any of the following California bookstores:Skylight books- Los Angeles 1818 North Vermont
Books Inc- San Francisco 3515 California Street
Books Inc- Alameda 1344 Park Street
Book Passages- Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista (after March 1st) but yes I will still send you your free gift!
Laurel Bookstore- Oakland 4100 MacArthur then email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet me @dr_deah with your address and a selfie of you with The Calmanac at the bookstore, and I will send you your free gift! Til Next Time!