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February 29, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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When You Should Worry About Your Teen's Selfies

February 29, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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A study from the University of Arizona examining the habits of teenage girls who take selfies found that taking and distributing selfies on social media isn’t associated with poor body confidence. But selfies can become a problem if teenage girls spend a lot of time debating what photo of themselves to share, or heavily editing photos before sharing. [More]

September 17, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

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Breaking Social Stigma at New York Fashion Week

September 17, 2015 07:41 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate  [About the Author]

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New York Fashion Week is not an event that is known for its inclusive nature, as couture modeling is often associated with waifish models in outrageous clothing that has become a media circus full of high profile celebrities. Nonetheless, it continues to harness a great deal of media coverage and is becoming an effective means of bringing light to issues. This year the Fall version of New York Fashion Week has among its runway newcomers an young woman who has been for the past six months working to redefine beauty. Her name is Madeline Stuart, and she is an 18 year old with Down Syndrome. [More]

April 24, 2015
by Trey and Rebecca Harrison, MA, LPC

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Charlize Theron Talks Perspective on Women and Aging: Psychological Impact of Aging, Beauty and Body Image

April 24, 2015 07:55 by Trey and Rebecca Harrison, MA, LPC  [About the Author]

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Charlize Theron, on the latest cover of W Magazine, made some strong statements about women and aging. During the interview, Theron discussed that she used to be judgmental towards aging women while she was in her younger years. She discusses that, as she began aging, her own views on the process began to change and evolve. [More]

August 22, 2014
by Eddins Counseling Group, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP

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5 Ways to Improve Your Body Image

August 22, 2014 04:55 by Eddins Counseling Group, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP  [About the Author]

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It’s summer, time for swimsuit season, sleeveless tops and cool, comfortable clothing. At least it is where I live, in hot and humid Houston, Tx. How is your body image in summer months? We are all bombarded by media messages day after day, but it can certainly increase in the summer months when we’re likely to be more exposed and more self-conscious of our bodies. [More]

May 31, 2014
by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

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Supporting Loved Ones with Eating Disorders

May 31, 2014 04:55 by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Eating disorders (ED) can be very dangerous and often hard to treat. This is partly due to their complex nature, which usually involves influences we are unable to control or manage. Suffice it to say, ED are about far more than food. Negative body image based on unrealistic societal norms around beauty are part of the problem; the influence of family, peers and authority figures is another dimension. [More]

May 4, 2014
by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

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Body Image: The Basics

May 4, 2014 04:55 by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW  [About the Author]

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What is Body Image? Body image is how you view, feel about and experience your body. It refers to whether you like (positive body image) or dislike (negative body image) your looks, height, weight, shape and abilities. Body image also encompasses how you feel inside your skin, the way you move and manage your body. [More]