Obesity,Diets#Eating Disorders#Bullying#Fat Acceptance#Please Share
In order to fully explain stigma I think the words below may reflect a deeper understanding than I could draft.Leslie has been an ally to my work for quite some time and we met online through social media. I hope you enjoy her characterization of stigma.…Continue
10 Reasons to Practice Health at Every Size The Awesome Marilyn Wann and I sharing a Belly Bump, the not-so-secret handshake of rad fatties! Photo by Linda Garber The Health at Every Size® movement suggests that focusing on healthy habits is our best chance for a healthy body. Somehow that is considered highly controversial. Here are ten reasons why it’s actually a no brainer.…
Dialogue on obesity still being pushed
By Duane Hicks
FORT FRANCES—A Thunder Bay man is making headway in his mission to create dialogue about building healthy…
Session at a Glance
Title A Nation’s Promise to Keep:…
In our society, children feel they need to look a certain way to fit in. In my opinion, that's heartbreaking. Anybody, no matter their race, gender, religion, sexual preference, income are beautiful. People, especially children need to understand that its okay to be who you are. They shouldn't have to hide, or cover up their faces with makeup to look beautiful. Boys shouldn't feel obligated to play football or hockey to…Continue
Added by Denise on October 26, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Bully… What does that word even mean? The definition of a “bully” is a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker. Bullies tend to bully other people because they thrive off the power to feel better about themselves. They go above and beyond to make their “victims” feel worthless, helpless and in some cases alone. If people ban together as a group we can make people more aware of bullying and help stop and possibly change this violent…Continue
Added by Aly Everall on October 25, 2012 at 8:27pm — No Comments
Added by Annie Jollymore on September 13, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments
Much of what is written about bullying focuses on what to do if your child is a victim. Little is written on what to do if your child is actually a bully. When parents find out their child has been bullying others, I have witnessed them initially respond in a variety of different ways: utter shame and guilt, tempered anger, quiet embarrassment or denial and defensiveness.
Neither response is ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ and frankly, I would never want to be in that position.
We want our…Continue
Added by Annie Jollymore on August 29, 2012 at 10:36pm — No Comments
“Letters To My Bully,” A Lesson in Empathy
By Katherine Prudente, LCAT, RDT
Huffington Post blogger Kergan Edwards-Stout posted an interview with Azaan Kamau, editor of the new anthology,“Letters To My Bully.” Mr. Edwards-Stout wrote the preface to the anthology as well as a letter to his own bully. He was the target of cruel bullying for years after coming out as a gay teen.
After reading Mr. Edwards-Stouts letter, I sat teary-eyed at my desk. Empathy. It was powerful,…Continue
Added by Annie Jollymore on August 29, 2012 at 10:32pm — No Comments
Summer is almost over, and that means kids will be back in the classroom soon. While childhood bullying doesn't go away during school breaks, it seems we hear more about it in the media during the fall, winter and spring.
My best friend is a Special Ed teacher in the States. In her school district, the kids start back tomorrow. Over the years, she has told me about some of her more difficult students, including a boy, now 16, who has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, ADHD…Continue
Added by Annie Jollymore on August 21, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments
The other day I picked up a magazine from the grocery store called Yoga for Weight Loss. I can't find a volume or issue number, but it says "display until October 15, 2012" right above the bar code.
I bought it for the poses, as I have signed up for a Yoga class starting this September. While flipping through the pages, I came across an article called 'Start Where You Are' by Carrie Peyton Dahlberg. One or 2 paragraphs really stood out for me, and I wanted to share them here:
Does Nike’s ‘Greatness’ Ad Featuring an Obese Boy Exploit Fat People?
Opinions are mixed on whether a Nike commercial featuring 12-year-old Nathan Sorrell, who weighs 200 lbs., combats or promotes stigma surrounding obesity
By BONNIE ROCHMAN | @brochman | August 13, 2012 |
Nathan Sorrell, a middle-school student from London, Ohio, is 12 years old, 5-ft.-3-in. tall and weighs 200 lbs. He’s likely one of the last people you’d think Nike would laud in…Continue
Added by Annie Jollymore on August 13, 2012 at 3:11pm — No Comments
Surviving a Depression; or Dear Future, I’m ready!
By Annie Jollymore
In 2009, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an error in a statement to Members of Parliament: "We should agree as a world on a monetary and fiscal stimulus that will take the world out of ... depression." According to Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, “It’s a…Continue
The Huffington Post – December 22, 2011
Remember that many of these children will be waking up on Christmas morning to count out their multiple mind-altering psychiatric drugs that they have been prescribed by…Continue
Added by Annie Jollymore on May 12, 2012 at 7:13am — No Comments
Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate bars could be placed in resealable packaging in a drive to tackle obesity in the UK
* by Emma McKinney, Birmingham Mail
* Mar 30 2012
Anti-obesity campaigns may be harmful to some healthy children, scientists warn
Published February 13, 2012
Added by Paul Murphy on February 15, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Where you live can help determine your health, studies say
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore SunNovember 18, 2011
In one recent study, researchers at the Johns Hopkins…Continue
Added by Paul Murphy on November 22, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments
Study schedule found by body of Oxford student who committed suicide
Kim Sengupta Author Biography
Thursday 24 July 1997
The body of Sarah Napuk, the brilliant young Oxford student who took her own life, was found with the study…Continue