Episode 4: My Body is My Temple

Body image is established by senses, ideas, and feelings that for the most part at unconscious. It involves both internal - biological and psychological - as well as external - cultural and social - determinants. As body image satisfaction goes down, so does quality of interpersonal relationships, life satisfaction, and also mood. Self compassion has been shown to activate the self-soothing system and a feeling of calm and being cared for that help raise body image satisfaction. Caitlin explores ways to increase body satisfaction, such as becoming a critical consumer of media, practicing self compassion, and noting the individual differences and functions of the body. Caitlin puts forth the sticky note challenge to draw attention to the ways in which your body works for you.