You really can’t help but be overwhelmed by the amount of focus these days on how a person looks. The people who are most harmed by this shallowness are women, especially young adults, as so many of their role models are “perfect and thin.” How can you have a healthy body image when the media constantly bombards us with messages telling us that the only good body image is a thin one?

So it is with great pleasure to bring you a new blog about just this very topic — body image, the skinny fad and learning how to attain freedom from the (weight) numbers and dieting. The blog is called Weightless:

Weightless: A blog about body image

As our new blogger, Margarita Tartakovsky, wrote in her introduction to her blog, “Weightless is about well-being, not weight; about fostering body image, regardless of your size. It’s about exposing women’s magazines, other mediums and so-called experts, when they’re touting unhealthy tips and promoting restrictive standards.

The goal of Weightless is to help women develop a better body image and work toward accepting themselves as they are, while being healthy and happy (fad diets and skinny-mini standards prohibited!); and to become sharp consumers, who can pick apart a commercial or magazine article and know which advice is helpful or harmful.”

Our Weightless blogger (who, I assure you, actually does weigh something) is a long-time writer for Psych Central, Margarita Tartakovsky. Her writing career began unofficially in second grade when she composed her first-ever essay on Cinderella (her mom still has it), several months after emigrating from Russia. Officially, Margarita began freelancing after graduating with an MS in clinical psychology from Texas A&M University.

This is going to be a great blog and I encourage you check it out if you have any interest in the topic of self-image, body image, and how to unshackle yourself from yo-yo dieting and being a slave to your scale.

Weightless: A Blog About Body Image

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 4 Nov 2009
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

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Grohol, J. (2009). Introducing Weightless: A Blog About Body Image. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 30, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/11/04/introducing-weightless-a-blog-about-body-image/

 

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