16 stories to warm your heart

By Georgina Lavan Sometimes, when we’re having a crappy day, all we need is that perfect story or meme to turn our frown upside down. To give you a quick boost of pleasure today, here are some tales that will make you smile with glee! Source: Popsugar 1. Kuma, is a Shih Tzu-Pekingese from Japan … Continued

Healthy Weight Week

By Georgina Lavan February 13-19 marks the 10th Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (AHWW), aimed at focusing on our health rather than the number on your scales. Initiated by the Dietitians Association of Australia, the campaign promotes smart food choices such as cooking from home. Research has shown that those who cook at home make healthier … Continued

#surgeryisnotagame

By Georgina Lavan Danni Rowlands Back in September, we raised the issue of plastic surgery apps being targeted on iTunes as children’s games. Recently, Endangered Bodies Australia has released a petition to further solidify the need for android sources such as Apple, Google and Amazon to remove these programs from their online stores. Making a … Continued

What is Khloe teaching us about the “revenge body”?

By Georgina Lavan Source: The Celebrity Auction The Kardashian’s are at it again in 2017. Kim is back on social media, Rob and Chyna have just had a baby, and the youngest of the Kardashian daughters, Khloe, has been doing the rounds of media campaigns for the release of her new television show ‘Revenge Body … Continued

Putting Food Into Perspective

Reposted from Eating Disorders Blog with permission. Adapted from original article by Karen Koenig. For people who’ve spent a long time engaged in dysregulated eating and are trying to become “normal” eaters, it takes a while to put food into a comfortable perspective. These questions must be asked and answered: Do you see food as a … Continued

YMCA introduces “Playnasium” for you and your child

By Georgina Lavan Source: Bandt The YMCA has been dedicated to community health for over 150 years. In fact, did you know that they were the inventors of basketball and volleyball? True story! Now, YMCA Victoria has collaborated with creative agency McCann Melbourne to introduce its latest campaign, the “Playnasium”. “The YMCA Playnasium turns your … Continued

Feeling Like the Only One with Your Problem

Reposted from Eating Disorders Blog with permission; Adapted from original article by Karen Koenig.   It makes me sad to hear clients or workshop participants say that they feel like the only one with a specific problem. Maybe it’s bingeing, bulimia, or secret eating. Or having a mom with a long-standing drinking problem or a Dad … Continued

BodyMatters staff taking on the Colour Run

By Georgina Lavan Source: The Colour Run The BodyMatters team have made a pact to take on the happiest 5k on the planet – the Colour Run 2017!! Our whole team will be donning our whites as we jog through the picturesque Sydney Botanic Gardens, enjoying the night skyline whilst being covered head to toe … Continued