The Virtual Health Book Club
Who doesn't love a good book and an opportunity to discuss and explore ideas?
The purpose of this health book club is to help you build a sense of competence and empowerment when it comes to your health.
Not only will you be building a health foundation, you will also have a guide (me) to help you explore the concepts and the practical applications of the information. At times, our book club meeting will include a guest panelist or the author of our book choice. By participating, you will also be part of a community of like-minded people. We can support and learn from one another. How great is that?
If you love to learn and are interested in both the science and the spirit of nourishment, then you just have to participate.
It's free. It's virtual, so you can participate in your jammies.
For right now, we are shooting for one book every two months.
DRUM ROLL, PLEASE!
Our fifth book club selection will be The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor.
Virtual Book Club meeting #5
The Body Is Not an Apology:
The Power of Radical Self-Love
on Monday, June 18th at 6:30pm PST.
As I wrote about in a recent blog, as a nutritionist, I want no part in promoting weight loss as an end goal. The pervasive emphasis on thin as ideal threatens the most important relationship each of us have: the relationship with ourselves. The cultural "norm" sets us up for a dangerous caveat to self-acceptance: unless our bodies are thin, we can't love ourselves.
It is time to look at the ways and the reasons so many struggle with body image and body shame. We kind of already get that media plays a big role in our acceptance of our bodies, right?
Sonya Renee Taylor will help us look even deeper and more broadly at the roots that damage the relationship each of us has with our body. This relationship is not just about whether our bodies are thin.
According to Taylor, body shame is rooted in systems of oppression which separate us from our own bodies as well as perpetuate violence "based on age, race, gender, size, ability, sexual orientation, mental health status and all other human attributes."
The Body is Not an Apology is both deeply personal and deeply political. Taylor provides practical tools for radical self-love, opportunities for reflection and inquiry, and finally "Unapologetic Agreements" to help create justice and equity in the world.
"Propogating a world of radical self-love is both a practice of individual transformation and a commitment to collective transformation. It is a practice of personal and global thinking, doing and being."
Sonya Renee Taylor is the founder and radical executive officer of TheBodyIsNotAnApology.com. I would highly encourage you to check out her website. It's a deep well of transformational writing and ideas.
Taylor is a political and spiritual force and I'm so excited to dive into her work with you. I approach this topic, not as an expert, but as someone who is eager to learn and explore ideas with all of you.
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