I recently read an article discussing body image. The statistic it sighted was that 78% of females over the age of 17 are unhappy with their bodies. 78%! If that number is correct, I could only imagine how women after surviving cancer feel. With that in mind, I went looking for that information and found a recent poll (BreastCancerCare.org) of more than 600 women who have had breast cancer. In the research, 88% said the disease and its treatment has had a negative impact on the way they now feel about their bodies. How are daughters of women affected by cancer ever going to develop a strong sense of self and body image if their own mothers don’t have it?
My dear friend Louisa Jewell, a positive psychology expert, recently wrote a great article for Canadian Living that tackled this issue. Her advice and tips really resonated with me and I am very excited to share her insight with all of you. In her own words, “it’s time to turn our body consciousness into body confidence." Please take a read!