I started my self-care journey by reading, listening and watching anything and everything I could find on motherhood, self-care, personal development, nutrition from various points of view ( holistic and scientific), mental health, psychology and spirituality. To this day I read at least a book a month. The resources listed below are the ones that had a profoundly positive impact in my life and the ones I use with my clients as well. I believe in what they say and the people who wrote them. In an effort to be transparent, I am an affiliate for these books and by purchasing them through the links below you are helping support my business, the charities I donate to and the people I serve. For that I thank you.
BOOKS ON SELF-CARE, DEALING WITH SHAME, PERFECTIONISM, AND ACCEPTING OURSELVES FOR WHO WE ARE.
CONVOS WITH KIDs
I want to go on a diet.
I need to go on a diet!
While these are all phrases parents hope they never hear uttered from the mouths of their children, the fact is that all kids are exposed to diet culture and will without a doubt heart these phrases at some point from someone they love or something they are watching or listening to. The key isn’t to lock them up and hide them away from the world. The key is to EQUIP them with enough self esteem, self worth and the ability to recognize diet culture b.s. that these phrases don’t phase them or they come to YOU to talk about it and you’re ready for them. The resource below are real convos I’ve had with our kids and other kids when I”ve heard the following phrases uttered in my presence. 1. I’m fat and I need to diet!” 2. You look, throw, run like a girl!” 3. That’s so gay!” and the last one are some suggestions for what to say when talking about health with your kids.
Click here to get the free download Convos with Kids to be ready to be your kids go to person for all things body image, self esteem and navigating diet culture with confidence.