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Make peace with your body

body_peaceDo you constantly worry about the weight, shape, and size of your body? Do you weigh yourself often and feel obsessed with the number on the scale? Do you ever feel out of control when you are eating? Do you feel like your identity and value is based on how you look or how much you weigh?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you could be dealing with “disordered eating,” attitudes and behaviors that can make food, dieting, and exercise not just unhealthy but dangerous.

Augsburg’s Center for Counseling and Health Promotion and the Student Feminist Collective are sponsoring “Body Peace,” a series of events to raise awareness of “disordered eating” as well as issues of body image and food struggles. Continue reading “Make peace with your body”

Make peace with your body

bodyThe week of Feb. 25 is Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and there will be several events at Augsburg to get people thinking about how society’s notions of body image can open the door to unhealthy behaviors.

To kick off the week, two Augsburg alumni, Tessa Flynn and Tim McVean, will present “Wrapped in Plastic” on Monday, Feb. 25 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the East Commons. This encore presentation from the Minnesota Fringe Festival makes an honest and surreal exploration of body image. The show follows Drea, a 17 year old who thinks everyone is looking at her when a Faustian “image consultant” tempts Drea with pop-culture gloss. A question and answer session will run after the show from 8:30 – 9 p.m. Continue reading “Make peace with your body”