The F-Word

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Throw this phrase away!

Freeing yourself from exposure to toxic language is hard, but not impossible.
–Dr. Stacey M. Rosenfeld, author of Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder?

Excellent book
As noted in Open Your Eyes & Stop Looking, the idea of people “looking fat” or “feeling fat” is a figment of our society. Though the term is abstract and subjective, it breeds a great deal of harm, especially because it is so arbitrary and connotes negative meanings in our culture. Anyone at any weight, age, gender can be injured emotionally by the term, even though there is no official concrete definition of the word.

The word is so present in our daily lives that we find ourselves, “feeling fat” or “looking fat.”

Dr. Rosenfeld, in her new book, suggests that we perform an eye-opening activity, as illustrated below. Try it out. See what happens.

Try this!
On Sunday’s post, we began our positive thinking sentence construction. Here is today’s: I feel most proudly about who I am when ________________.

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