By Elm Alves, Violence Prevention Education Coordinator, Phoenix Center at Auraria
The end of the year is always a tough time to find balance; many of us are making New Years Resolution considerations and preparing for new virtual holiday and vacation traditions with loved ones. In a year that has felt so out-of-control and unbalanced, we can easily fall prey to toxic diet culture and binarist thinking. I myself have often struggled with finding and maintaining a healthy balance.
The holiday season is filled with stress, particularly around food. If left unchecked, the holidays are prime time for eating disorder relapse, extreme dieting, and social isolation. Below are some tips I’ve found to be particularly useful when it comes to finding that balance and avoiding obsessive behavior:
Check out these resources to help you find balance provided by the Auraria Library.