Self Care and Weight Stigma
September 20, 2012 by Becky Henry
Filed under Body Dysmorphia, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Fat Acceptance, Fat Talk, Featured, Freedom, HAES, Healthy Coping, Mental Health, Obesity, Parents, Self Esteem, Stress Management, Weight Stigma
Hi all, this will eventually be two separate posts but for now both things are of equal and related (in my world) importance.
Last week I went on a retreat called: Deep, Rich and BOLD put on by Thea Sheldon for women who are up to big things. I laid down some pain I’d been holding onto and learned how that was getting in my way. WAS. No longer is. It was as if I was putting a closed door in front of me at all times. The door is gone, I’ve run out and am still educating about eating disorders only now it’s easy, joyful and fun. My oxygen mask is in place.
As if that wasn’t enough, I was also determining if indeed Thea was the person to organize the parent retreats I’ve only dreamed of for those who are caregivers of people with eating disorders. She is. And we’re getting them rolling. Please watch for details. If you are a caregiver of someone with an eating disorder or your treatment center is interested in having the loved ones of your patients participate, please call me.
Next Week is WEIGHT STIGMA AWARENESS WEEK
I’ll be sharing more next week. (self -care of not having to have it perfect or right now) For now I’m sharing Carmen Cool’s wonderful article, Confronting Weight Bias! Would love to hear your experiences of #WeightStigma.
Is your oxygen mask firmly in place? If not and you want help – call me and we’ll get it there.
Becky Henry, CPCC
Hope Network, LLC
Speaker, Coach and Award Winning Author of: Just Tell Her to Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders
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