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The Body Image Book for Girls

Eating Disorders in a Disordered World

Written by: Dr. Charlotte Markey Eating disorders are among the deadliest of all mental health conditions (only less deadly than opioid addiction) and yet there are many misconceptions regarding what eating disorders are and how they develop. First, it’s important to appreciate that there are different kinds of eating disorders ...

Be Grateful for Your Body

By Dr. Charlotte Markey --- Take a moment and think about all the things your body does in a day.  There are the basic functions:  breathing, walking, sleeping.There are also more complex functions:  thinking, talking with other people, playing soccer.  We tend to take for granted that our bodies will ...

Puberty is Awesome

By Dr. Charlotte Markey --- When adults talk with kids about puberty, they are often very serious -- and typically very awkward, too.  The focus is almost always on menstruation or genital development.  I’m here to offer other information and a different view:  the changes you experience during puberty are ...

How to Appreciate Your Body

By Dr. Charlotte Markey --- Does anyone truly like their body? It’s easy to look on your social media accounts, at advertisements, or talk with friends and feel like everyone is trying to “fix” something about themselves.  I’m here to tell you that there is a better way to appreciate ...