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Body Love

Body image, fitting in…pressure from peers, media…what else? Is it not enough to be a teen and live through the angst, the hormones flaring like a roller coaster?  Exciting as it can be, being a teen, the pressures are enormous!
I have written about Eating disorders, Weighing in  and influences of ads and the media; there are always pressures to fit in as well as Self-Injury which is so misunderstood. Here is a video I want to share that Mary Lambert seems to sum it up so beautifully.

You are more than your body image, you are beautiful inside and out. Cliché as that may sound, try to adhere to these principals, you  will be rising to better places…emotionally, physically and psychologically.

Hope you enjoy the video as much as I did…

Mary Lambert – Body Love

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Make the ads Skinnier, Why don`t you! 
Eating Disorder is a Mental Health Condition 
Who`s Weighing In 



A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. Namaste!

7 thoughts on “Body Love

      1. My girlfriend works with teens who daily deal with issues such as these. I think I’ll pass this on to her, she might find it interesting and/or helpful.


      2. Thank you, there are links in my blog roll too for support like NEDIC in Ontario and ANEB in Quebec and Sheena’s Place in Toronto excellent website with positive life skills for girls.


      3. Awesome, She’s in manila right now– I’ve passed on the link via facebook, I’ll try and direct her to your other resources when she gets home in a few weeks.


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