Body Image Bandaids for a Beauty Sick World with Renee Engeln
An award-winning psych professor at Northwestern University, Director of The Body and Media Lab, author of Beauty Sick and a TEDx Talk speaker whose research on body image with an emphasis on how cultural forces shape our views of our bodies has appeared in numerous academic journals. Tune in to our inspired conversation with Renee to discover the 5 (metaphorical) bandaids you can use to support a healthier body image in a beauty-obsessed world.
Meet our partner: Ro Collective
I love marking special milestones in my life with a gift for myself… flowers, jewelry, you name it! I love how jewelry can help you tell a story, and I found the most beautiful bracelet from Ro Collective to celebrate our Raw Beauty Reset with Kaitlyn Bristowe. Ro Collective is a Latina-owned fine jewelry company that uses ethically sourced gold, gemstones and diamonds for their handmade pieces. Talk about stunning! Want to treat someone you love (hint hint- yourself!)?
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SHORT ON TIME? Here are some key topics we covered…
0:35 – How much time have you spent thinking about your appearance?
3:03 – What fuels Renee’s passion
7:34 – Why we’re so obsessed with the way that we look
10:00 – Renee breaks down how the obsession with beauty impacts us
12:50 – Newsflash: This is an issue of gender equality
17:00 – Can you guess the percentage of cosmetic procedures/surgeries that are done to women compared to men?
23:58 – Bandaid #1: Micro changes
24:35 – Bandaid #2: The positive power of distraction
26:00 – Bandaid #3: Invest time in relationships (rather than investing time in your appearance)
26:36 – Bandaid #4: Limit your social media scrolling time
38:08 – Bandaid #5: Shift the focus of your conversations
43:19 – Behaviour modification 101: not engaging
50:25 – Bonus Bandaid: Remember to practice self-compassion
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