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Body Image Concerns in the Workforce

July 4, 2015

Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope In our culture and society, we are constantly bombarded with messages about what our bodies should look like or what products we can utilize to change […]

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Body Image and Teenage Boys

July 3, 2015

Contributor: Leigh Bell, BA, writer for Eating Disorder Hope Body image is a topic most often addressed with young girls and adolescent females, but as the number of males with eating disorders appears to increase, it is important to also […]

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    Asking My Spouse to Support My Body Image

    July 2, 2015

    Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope As a man or woman, our thoughts about ourselves are often influenced by those closest to us. If you are married or in a relationship, you […]

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    Building a Surreal Body Image Through Social Media

    July 1, 2015

    Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Social media has dramatically changed the way we perceive each other. Through the use of social media platforms, we have the potential to shape the way […]

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    Finding Activities That Uphold Positive Body Image

    June 30, 2015

    Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope In a society and culture that is saturated with images of how we are not good enough, do not measure up, or need to improve ourselves, […]

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    Emotional Regulation in Individuals with Eating Disorders

    June 29, 2015

    Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation Eating Disorders exist in a paradoxical universe. They are often defined and diagnosed by certain physical criteria, and identifiable behaviors around food, […]

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    How Can a Pet Help with Self-esteem and Body Image?

    June 29, 2015

    Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope We live in a society and culture that is often harsh and judgmental. While there are many positive aspects of our society, for a person struggling […]

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    Be a Body Activist

    June 28, 2015

    Contributor: Amy M. Klimek, MA. LPC, Eating Disorder Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Have you ever seen a flyer at the local coffee shop with “body positive” words? Or notice “body love” chalk art on the sidewalk? Those words of encouragement […]

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    Christian Track: World View vs. God’s View on Body Image – Two Viewpoints, One Choice

    June 28, 2015

    Contributor: Debra M. Cooper, Graduates of Arizona State University, writer for Eating Disorder Hope Body image is easily defined. It is literally how an individual perceives their own body. It is rarely reality based, meaning it is not predicated on […]

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    Family, Environment and Body Image: Make the Connection, Choose to Change

    June 27, 2015

    Contributor: By Julie Raymond, MA, LPC, Eating Disorder Specialist, Timberline Knolls What a person believes and what they value, is a compilation of so many diverse factors. Much is due to environment. The social environment shapes an individual in direct […]

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