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Healthy is the new skinny : your guide to self-love in a "picture perfect" world
1st edition.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., [2017]
Physical Description:
xviii, 287 pages ; 22 cm
A false dream -- An unattainable ideal -- How the beauty ideal brings us down -- Desire and the subconscious: it all started with a man named Freud -- Awakening to the media manipulation -- Big girl in a skinny world -- Examine the messages you received at home -- Break your negative life cycle -- Redefine beauty -- Harness the power of your thoughts -- Change your mind about your body -- Make healthy the new "skinny" -- Create great health -- Discovering your true self -- Choosing self-love -- Discovering your purpose -- Finding and pursuing your real dream -- Spreading your love -- Becoming a role model -- Girl gang.
Katie H. Willcox is an international model, body-image activist, and founder and CEO of the modeling agency Natural Model Management, Inc., (for healthy models between "straight" and "plus" sizes). She is also founder of Healthy Is the New Skinny, a company dedicated to promoting healthy body image through positive social-media outreach as well as workshops and presentations focusing on girls and young women. Katie offers Re-Model Me workshops at high schools and colleges to teach girls how to see through media manipulation and rebuild their self-esteem and sense of worth.


Call Number
306.4613 Willcox 2017

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In Healthy Is the New Skinny, international model, body-image activist, and founder/CEO of the one-of-a-kind modeling agency Natural Model Management, Inc., Katie H. Willcox offers a breakthrough approach to developing a healthy sense of self in a world that profits from keeping us insecure. Having been categorized as a oplus sizeo model at a healthy weight for her height, Katie has gained a unique insider's view into the false world of advertising and the tragic effect it is having on girls' and women's body image and overall self-esteem. By exposing the deceptive practices used in the fashion and advertising industries, sharing inspirational stories from her own life as well as those of girls and women she has coached, and passing along lessons hard learned from being a flawed human being in a perfection-obsessed society, Katie provides the insights and tools to help females of all ages stop absorbing the incessant negative messages and rebuild a healthy self-image starting right now! This book tackles the oskinnyo beauty ideal that keeps girls and women feeling small and searching for purpose. This holistic approach to healthy body, mind, and soul will challenge and inspire multiple generations to rise up and take action to achieve true beauty-health, happiness, and a love for themselves and one another.

Author Notes

Katie H. Willcox is the founder and CEO of Natural Model Management and Healthy is the New Skinny. Founded in 2011, Healthy is the New Skinny (HNS) promoted positive body image and lifestyle for women all over the world. HNS has been featured in a variety of publications, including ABC News, Fox News, MTV, People magazine, Shape magazine, The Huffington Post, the New York Post, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire.

Table of Contents

A Note from the Authorp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Part I Why We Feel Bad about Ourselves
Chapter 1 A False Dreamp. 3
Chapter 2 An Unattainable Idealp. 19
Chapter 3 How the Beauty Ideal Brings Us Downp. 35
Chapter 4 Desire and the Subconscious: It All Started with a Man Named Freudp. 55
Chapter 5 Awakening to the Media Manipulationp. 67
Part II What You Can Do to Feel Better Now
Chapter 6 Big Girl in a Skinny Worldp. 89
Chapter 7 Examine the Messages You Received at Homep. 105
Chapter 8 Break Your Negative Life Cyclep. 119
Chapter 9 Redefine Beautyp. 129
Chapter 10 Harness the Power of Your Thoughtsp. 137
Chapter 11 Change Your Mind about Your Bodyp. 149
Chapter 12 Make Healthy the New "Skinny"p. 161
Chapter 13 Create Great Healthp. 175
Part III How to Get Started Being You
Chapter 14 Discovering Your True Selfp. 185
Chapter 15 Choosing Self-Lovep. 197
Chapter 16 Discovering Your Purposep. 209
Chapter 17 Finding and Pursuing Your Real Dreamp. 219
Part IV How You Can Help Heal Your Corner of the World
Chapter 18 Spreading Your Lovep. 239
Chapter 19 Becoming a Role Modelp. 249
Chapter 20 Girl Gangp. 263
Afterwordp. 275
Bibliographyp. 277
Acknowledgmentsp. 285
About the Authorp. 287