Positivity is Possible and an Essential Step You might be stuck in a spiral of body negativity, under eating and then binge eating. It’s possible you’re in a cycle of dieting that’s getting you nowhere (and costing you energy that
Is Perfection Holding You Back? Probably. When I was pursuing dance and dancing professionally, I didn’t take chances-not most of the time anyway… I would stay in the back of the room and unless I felt I had mastered something,
So now you’re probably saying, “Ok…then what is?!” It’s easy to look to your metabolism for the reason your body is progressing slowly. Well, what if your metabolism isn’t the problem? First, let’s look at the things that likely aren’t keeping
We All Face Cravings… Eat what you crave. Don’t try to ignore your food cravings; that makes it nearly impossible to deal with them. If you instead give into your cravings consistently, the foods you crave with be less special.
No Time to Spend on Mindset? Why you must prioritize your relationship with food, body image and your mind. A big emphasis at The Whole Dancer and an essential step in TWD 7-Step Best Body Process is to focus on
It’s Time…Rewrite Your Body Story When you rewrite your body story and work to believe the new story you’ve created, you’ll feel empowered. You’ll start to see that even if someone else has a preference that your body doesn’t happen
Diets Almost Never Work Long Term Stop Dieting. Do this instead. One of the challenges you might face is the desire to reach a body goal by a deadline. Sometimes there’s an impending audition or performance that you’d like to
Ballet Broke Me But I’ll Still Let My Daughter Dance…Here’s Why ***This post may be triggering to those who have struggled with disordered eating or negative body image. Do not read further if you’re struggling. Seek help.*** The problems. This
This question comes up a lot among dancers – whether you’re already dancing professionally or working towards that end, you’re not alone in your desire for guidelines. After all, you’re still expected to list your weight on your professional resume. Although, I sort of think this practice should be banned. It’s definitely not helping anyone.
Ballet Body Thoughts from a Man in Ballet Asher Taylor-Dawson shared some incredibly insightful thoughts on the dancers’ body in The Whole Dancer Facebook Group. I asked him to expand upon his ideas for this post. I hope that his