Why weight stigma matters to all of us
It’s weight stigma awareness week, so here is a little recap about what is weight stigma and why it matters, to ALL of us, regardless of our body size. Photo credit: Virgie Tovar
Letting go of compulsive exercise in 4 easy steps
What is the fine line between ‘healthy’ and ‘compulsive’ workouts? And if you recognize yourself as an ‘exercise addict’, how has it impacted your health and your life? In this blog post, we explore simple ways to cope with less exercise, by detaching your mind and your worth from the need to move vigorously
We need to upgrade ‘The Talk’
My eldest is almost 10, and the more he grows up, the more I feel the need to talk to him appropriately about love (outside of the maternal version of it), as well as sex, consent and what it means to be a decent man.
But my views of masculinity had been fairly skewed, or widely superficial. Therefore, it only felt right to dig into other resources than my own experiences. In this blog post, I chose to summarize concrete (parenting) actions points from author and journalist Peggy Orenstein.
Concrete actions to fight racism and dismantle diet culture
It took me while to react to what’s been happening since George Floyd’s brutal death. I was questioning my legitimacy at covering anti-racism on the blog. But I realised that I, too, might have a role to play. Especially considering the strong ties between race, sex and class discrimination and diet culture.
“Eating that much junk can’t be healthy!”
Being ‘all in’ to recover periods can bring up fear and doubt around quantities and types of foods consumed. After all, isn’t eating enough and of everything going against the usual ‘health’ advice out there? In this blog post, I re-evaluate what ‘health’ actually means when bodies are in starvation mode.
Body (and mind) positive confinement
Did Covid-19 throw you in for a loop? Me too. So I have collected some of my tools and other experts’ advice on surviving this really difficult and stressful period. PS: I am deliberately using the word ‘surviving’. Because thinking someone can ‘thrive’ among so much upheaval in the world would be nothing be a lie.