History of Shapewear and Body Autonomy
If you’re like me, you just finished binge-watching Bridgerton and can’t get enough of the glamorous lifestyle of each character. The young ladies are in pursuit of finding a husband, and so they work hard to ensure their attractiveness. Some characters work on their piano skills, others on just the right dress. Though the show is fictional, it has me wondering how much we find ourselves trying to shape and conform our own bodies and lives in the pursuit of acceptance and love. My question is, are things like shapewear and bodily autonomy mutually exclusive?
12 Actually Inclusive Clothing Brands
Not all brands offer a wide range of sizes or even show those different sizes on different models! To help you get started, I have compiled a list of great places to begin.
Body Representation and Inclusivity in the Fashion Industry
Have you found yourself spending hours on end looking not only for clothing in your size but a model with a similar body size to YOU to help you visualize what it will look like on?
How to Take Care of Yourself This Election Week
How to practice self-care and take care of yourself during Election Day (and week).
Non-Diet Meal Planning on a Budget
Non-Diet Meal Planning on a budget: Easy, Affordable Meals that aren’t PB&J on Repeat
Jennifer Silvershein Teplin LCSW
My goal was to create a space that I wish I had when I was younger – a space where there was an expert eager and ready to hear my story and help me write a beautiful next chapter. – Jennifer Silvershein Teplin, LCSW
Katrina Leggins, MSW-U/S
Katrina Leggins is founder @knicolewriting, an informational and inspirational platform created to provide individuals with mental health tools and resources needed to navigate through life to help accomplish their goals and inspired through positive written expression! Katrina is also the co-founder of Becoming The Full Package, a workshop series for helping women focus on their mental health, wellness, self-image, and beauty.
Shira Rose, LCSW
Shira is an eating disorder therapist with a private practice, author of a body positive style blog, TheShiraRose.com, and is passionate about doing what she can to make this world a safer and more inclusive place for people in larger bodies which she shares through her instagram account, @theshirarose.
How to Feel More Comfortable & Confident in Your Bathing Suit
Why are there arbitrary rules trying to control our clothing choices? If you are sweating about the idea of sitting in a bathing suit, or being comfortable in less clothing, you are far from alone.
Shana Minei Spence MS, RDN, CDN
The Wellful Welcomes, Shana!
Cameron Rogers, Content Creator
Cameron Rogers is a certified health coach, content creator, recipe developer, founder of @FreckledFoodie, and creator of Freckled Foodie and Friends, her podcast focused on making healthy living approachable!
This week, we are interviewing Mimi Cole, a future therapist and founder of @the.lovelybecoming, a blog discussing all things about mental health, intuitive eating, disordered eating, and Health At Every Size (HAES®)
Sammi Haber Brondo MS, RDN, CDN
Sammi is founder of Sammi Brondo Nutrition, a private practice in NYC, published author of The Essential Vegetable Cookbook, and shares her All Foods Fit approach on her Instagram account @veggiesandchocolate.
Dalina Soto MA, RD, LDN
The Wellful Welcomes Dalina Soto! Dalina is founder of Nutritiously Yours & Latina Nutrition, a Philly based private practice. She is one of Philadelphia’s leading Spanish speaking dietitians and nutritionists.
30+ Resources to Educate Yourself about Anti-Racism
“Anti-Racism work is not self-improvement work for white people” – Rachel Cargle
A Break From The Gym: Why it Might Be Best for Your Health
This change in routine, while inconvenient, can also be an opportunity to check-in on your relationship with exercise and your body. This article shares some insight and tools you can put into place to check in and work on your relationship with exercise.
What is Intuitive Eating?
How do you start Intuitive Eating? Answering the most common questions I hear from clients about how to stop dieting find food freedom.
Meet The Goods Mart
Meet The Goods Mart, a new kind of convenience store full of better-for-you options that are also socially-conscious.
How to deal with a ‘bad’ body image day
Just like we all have bad hair days, bad body image days are normal, too! And they can feel awful. I’m sharing tips on how to re-frame and deal with what comes up on these days – no diets or extremes required!
Calories Count (but you DO NOT need to count them!)
When people say ‘calories don’t count’ – does it really mean they don’t matter? Do you need to count them or is that a myth?