Body Image Expert’s Tip – December

The holidays are always associated with a roller coaster of emotions. Couples break up. Families get back together. You finally have that crazy fight with your mom. You reunite with your long lost brother. Life is at a seriously intense volume, made even more cacophonous by Christmas carols.

I think a lot of women especially feel fat and unlovable at this time of year. Don’t give into the hype. Remember that “this too shall pass”—whether it is loneliness, disappointment, or worse. You are beautiful, regardless of whether your boyfriend is acting crazy or your mom is trying to convince you to go on a fad diet. They’re the crazy ones. Stick to your sanity. Take a walk. And eat a few of grandma’s really good Christmas cookies without guilt. It makes them taste better.

~ Courtney E. Martin

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