TONIGHT’S TOPIC: Body Image – How and/or does it affects men and women differently? Why isn’t it discussed if body image issues are so prevalent? What are possible ways to overcome a negative body image?
Addendum: The University of New Hampshire has a pretty good brochure about transforming body image that lists some excellent starting points. During the show, I mentioned Maxwell Maltz’s Psycho-Cybernetics and Creative Living for Today, as well as Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life. I’m particularly fond of the 1999 gift edition. To that list, I’d also like to add Marcia Germaine Hutchinson’s Transforming body image: learning to love the body you have.
Be the best you and learn to love yourself as you are and in the process of becoming that “best you”. Get rid of beliefs and ideals that don’t serve you. They were created to serve someone; if they aren’t serving you, they aren’t for you, so why hold on? If you’re complaint about your body is something that is within your power to change, commit to changing it, but it’s not necessary to be compulsive or unloving to yourself in the process.
– Marcia Germaine Hutchinson
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Amazing. That describes Liza Garza’s work to me. Her words here are hypnotic. I’ve played this song over and over again and my desire to hear it is never quite satisfied. At all.
Dela ft. Liza Garza – “Changes of Atmosphere Intro”
The Foreign Exchange, for those who don’t know, is a group comprised on Little Brother’s Phonte and Dutch producer Nicolay. They released their second album, Leave It All Behind, last fall with “Daykeeper” featuring Muhsinah as the first single. This song serenaded my ears several times this weekend.
“Take off the Blues” also made me happy. Turns out there’s a video to this one too.