Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thinspiration’s Message To Our Girls

Yesterday, a 16 year old was sitting in my reception area minding her own business.  She was doing what she always does when she has some spare time…looking at “thinspiration”.

“Thinspriation” is pictures and slogans that are designed to motivate women to lose weight.  My client has a range of them stored on her iPhone and follows blogs, Instagram and Tumblr sites to get her daily fix.

Here are some images she was looking at…

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When I asked her why she wanted to look at photos of skinny girls, she said, “It reminds me I need to keep losing Continue Reading >>

Thursday, October 2, 2014

What School Holidays Look Like at Youth Excel…

If you have been following our posts and blog, you would have seen the various programs that we have been running throughout this School Holidays at Youth Excel.

Here is a snap-shot of all the fun and challenging obstacles that we have been getting up to…

WEEK 1:

Body Image and Self Esteem

body image programThis program is always a lot of fun! I loved getting to know these beautiful girls throughout this program. We discussed the importance of having your own unique style, and feeling confident in your own skin. They also went home with these funky tie-dye creations for their Continue Reading >>

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Upcoming Project with 96.5fm

Over the past few weeks I have been working on a series of 60 second parenting segments which will be aired on 96.5fm radio.  As a part of the process I have been asking young people to share thoughts that they believe adults need to hear but often find difficult to tell them.  Here are two of the scripts which will be airing on 96.5fm shortly.  I hope you find them insightful…

96.5You don’t understand

Teenager’s voice:  Adults make it hard to talk to them when they say that they know how you feel, because you don’t.  I hate it Continue Reading >>

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