Practicing Body Kindness during COVID-19 is all about resilience skills as we navigate this collective trauma. While some people are finding “humor” in memes or chats about social distancing-related weight gain or the supposed “quarantine 15,” these messages are fatphobic and harmful to people struggling with mental health and body image. Nicola Haggett and I share our ideas for setting boundaries, creating self-care plans, and well-being enhancement that can help you cope with fears.
[Ad] Free Month of Vitality Practice (body positive Online Exercise)
Vitality Practice, an online on-your-own-time membership with videos and coaching by Beth Yarzab, a Health At Every Size fitness pro. Get your first month FREE at careerfitmom.ca/fitness with code BODYKINDNESS (for a limited time)
Listen here to Episode 144 here:
Nicola Haggett (she/her) is a Body Liberation Mentor and Intuitive Eating Coach. She helps you to heal your relationship with food, unlearn body shame, and live your fullest life right now in the body you’re in.
Nicola describes herself as fat (a word she has happily reclaimed), and does her best work with folks who are also in higher weight bodies.
She believes that it’s possible to nourish, care for, and build trust with your body, despite living in a culture that tells you that you need to shrink to fit in.