- kellyalysiacommented3 weeks ago
Excited to read this book! I recently joined a group/personal training gym and it's a thrill to slowly be getting stronger.
- kellyalysiascouted4 months ago
This was incredibly hard to read and also very well researched and written. It seems to me we have a long way to go in treating eating disorders, and at the same time I could understand the argument for the cases where preserving quality of life through the end of life is needed.
Great reflections here and I take them closely to heart as someone who leads yoga classes to a wide variety of populations
This is such an untenable situation
This show still haunts me in a great way.
As someone who has been there - it can’t be understated how much this kind of subtle messaging influences a child’s mental well-being, self trust and relationship to their body and nourishment.
Anecdotally I would say it’s far far more impactful than the broad sweeps “societal messaging” we are already swimming in because the parent-child relationship is one like no other psychologically.
This is a person who will go on to swap controlling and fixating weight to doing so for money, or relationships, or academic success (name your marker) to feel safe unless there is some very deep work and undoing that happens. Just my POV.
Damn. I needed to read this.
I thought this raised some important points although one nit pick:
(Maybe this is in part because one of the parties to that marriage is the sort of person who will air out their spouse in the pages of The New York Times, an act that I feel sure no fewer than 999 out of any 1,000 normal spouses would regard as an incomprehensibly monstrous betrayal, but then again maybe not.)
I would lean toward “maybe not” here. We can’t really judge what constitutes a betrayal in someone else’s marriage or relationship. We have no idea if the husband for whom Heather wrote this piece read the article in advance, whether he blessed or, laughed at it, encouraged it, cried over it, or otherwise. What happens between two people’s marriage IMO is between them (and…apparently The State.) LOL
Interesting … a little bit of a stretch here and there but made me go “hm” more than a couple times
I’m my “n of 1” experience - yes grounding works to improve my health in many ways ✨
I feel like this toes the line between being a labor rights issue and being a human rights issue. These are the conversations we need to face as a society that uses these platforms. It is the digital equivalent of “out of sight, out of mind” — buying clothes that end up in a distant landfill, etc. As consumers of this media we need to recognize and reconcile with the fact that our “safe” “clean” feeds are only such because thousands of humans have had to be exposed to traumatic and violent imagery to moderate them.