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Body Image in a Media-Centric World

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Raising a Powerful Girl

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We live in a media-centric world where popular culture tries to dictate the norms in values, beliefs, and body image.  

A distorted picture of your body and negative body image contribute to low self-esteem, depression, obsession with weight loss, and risk of eating disorders.  According to Research “girls become increasingly aware their appearances are a barometer of their self-worth in our media-intense culture.” We need to teach girls how to reject toxic media messages and how to listen to their inner wisdom when it comes to eating, moving, stress, and their overall well-being.  Powerful girls practice self-care and experience confidence, resilience, happiness, fulfillment, and they are better able to lead others in a positive direction.

My Guest today is Camille Kennard. Camille  is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and refers to herself as a “Self-Care Specialist.”  After spending over ten years working in healthcare and witnessing the general impact of mental and physical illness, she began her own coaching and counseling practice to promote health, “Flourish Wellness Consulting.” Camille’s work is to help people Flourish “to grow or develop in a healthy way, as a result of a favorable environment.” Camille’s empowers people to overcome mental and physical obstacles to making their health a priority. Camille believes that well-being begins in the mind. 

 

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