Category: Body Image

Body Acceptance and Redefining Self-Worth: Learning to Embrace Your Body

Asian American woman holding a flower Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center We’ve been taught that our self-worth can be measured by the numbers on a scale. But our bodies are beautifully complex, and the truth is that there is no ideal weight or body type. Embracing bodies of different shapes and sizes — and appreciating those bodies for all [...]
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Body Image & Eating Disorders in Teens

Asian American Woman or Girl Reading a Book Adolescence is a turbulent season of life, and the physical transitions teens experience during this time can result in challenging emotional, social, body image, and psychological turmoil. Amidst all of this change, adolescence plays a key role in body image development. There are many vulnerabilities and factors that contribute to the way teens conceptualize their [...]
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Health at Every Size – Challenging Cultural Assumptions

China woman thinking about her inner child and eating disorder treatment There are many beautiful aspects of diverse cultural beliefs, customs, and assumptions that make each of them unique and special to those that hold them dearly. Even so, the same cultural beliefs that can comfort some may be discriminatory to others. Throughout history, this has been seen with centuries-long fights to eradicate racism, sexism, homophobia, [...]
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