Body image pt. 1

MEET BRIDGET IS BACK FOR OUR FIRST ONE-ON-ONE EPISODE OF THE SEASON. WE THOUGHT WE’D KICK IT OFF WITH A DISCUSSION ON BODY IMAGE SINCE WE BOTH RECENTLY HAD A BABY. WE FELT INSPIRED TO DEDICATE THIS EPISODE TO THE JOURNEY OF HOW WE RELATE TO OUR BODIES OVER TIME.

TODAY, WE’RE GOING THROUGH WHAT BODY IMAGE IS AND THE TOPICS ALL AROUND IT. PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE LOOK LIKE, ESPECIALLY WOMEN. THERE’S JUST SUCH A CRAZY FIXATION ON THE CHANGES IN WOMEN’S BODIES. SO WE THOUGHT, WHY NOT TALK ABOUT IT WITH OUR COMMUNITY? AS WE GROW AND MATURE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO REALIZE THAT WE ARE NOT STAYING A CERTAIN WAY FOREVER.

AS WOMEN, WHETHER WE BEAR CHILDREN OR NOT, OUR BODIES GROW, BLOOM, TRANSFORM, AND CHANGE WITH HORMONES AND AGE. PERSONALLY, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN PART OF OUR STRUGGLES FROM THE VERY BEGINNING OF OUR LIVES. BECAUSE WE’VE GONE THROUGH SO MANY RECENT CHANGES, WE KNOW THIS IS A CONVERSATION THAT CONTINUES TO BE RELEVANT IN ANY STATE OF A WOMAN’S LIFE.

DISCLAIMER: WE WILL BE CANDIDLY DISCUSSING ISSUES INCLUDING BODY DYSMORPHIA, EATING DISORDERS, DEPRESSION, THYROID CANCER, PREGNANCY, AND PREGNANCY LOSS. SHOULD ANY OF THESE THINGS BE TRIGGERING TO YOU AT THIS TIME, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SIT THIS EPISODE OUT OR SEE OUR SHOW NOTES FOR HELPFUL RESOURCES.

WE ALSO RECOMMEND YOU RELISTEN TO OUR EPISODE WITH LARA REAVES MOFIDI, EATING DISORDER COACH AND HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST

in this episode:

[4:24] WHAT IS BODY IMAGE?

[5:17] HOW BODY AWARENESS STARTS AT A YOUNG AGE.

[8:00] WHEN WE START TO COMPARE OURSELVES TO THE PEOPLE AROUND US AND HOW IT’S A PRIMAL PART OF BEING HUMAN.

[13:15] SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT ALL BAD SINCE WE USE IT TO CONNECT AS A COMMUNITY.

[14:47] “DIFFERENCES ARE PLENTIFUL AND YOU KNOW, WE SHOULD BE EMBRACING THEM.” – KESHIIA

[21:19] BODY DYSMORPHIA AND HOW IT’S INTERESTING BECAUSE IT’S DIFFERENT FOR EACH PERSON.

[26:36] HOW DISCOVERING YOGA BENEFITED ASHA IN MORE THAN JUST THE PHYSICAL.

[29:20] ASHA AND KESHIIA MET CHALLENGES PHYSICALLY THAT THEY HAD TO GROW AND ADAPT TO.

[34:27] ASHA’S LACK OF TRUST IN HER BODY EMERGED FROM THYROID CANCER.

[36:12] KESHIIA’S PREGNANCY LOSS AND HOW HER BODY WENT INTO THIS DIFFERENT STATE OF BEING.

[41:54] THERE IS A DIFFICULT TRANSITION BETWEEN BODY IMAGE AS A CHILD VERSUS AS A YOUNG ADULT AND ADULT.

[49:35] ASHA AND KESHIIA TALK ABOUT EATING DISORDERS AND HOW IT IS TIED TO BODY IMAGE.

[52:21] ASHA AND KESHIIA’S EXPERIENCE WITH BIRTH AND HOW THEIR BODIES CHANGED.

[55:57] BODY POSITIVITY AND HOW TOO MUCH CAN BE INCREDIBLY TOXIC.

[01:01:04] SOME TOOLS THAT CAN BE REVISITED IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING WITH BODY IMAGE.

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