Episode 44: Learning to love your body & embrace self-care with Jessica Sanders
Today I’m joined by author and social worker Jessica Sanders. However, those titles do not do her justice and a more appropriate is ‘social impact entrepreneur’.
Jess has a passion for creating resources that nurture positive mental health and promote gender equality. Every project she pursues is born from the question, ‘Why does it have to be this way?’ and her first book, Love Your Body is the perfect example of this.
Love Your Body encourages young girls to admire and celebrate their bodies for all the amazing things they can do, and help girls see that they are so much more than their bodies.
In this episode of Holistic Health Radio Jessica and I talk about
- Her journey to becoming an author
- The widespread problem of body dissatisfaction (particularly in young girls)
- Why there’s such a lack of body diversity in the media and how this influences our self-perception and body image
- The impact of unrealistic body and beauty standards on our society as a whole
Jessica is an author, advocate and social worker from Melbourne, Australia. She is dedicated to empowering others with the tools they need to strengthen the relationship they hold with themselves and their bodies.
Her commitment to cheerleading others can be seen in the values of her social enterprise, Re-shape.
Jessica founded Re-shape with the primary goal of nurturing a positive body image in young people by celebrating them for their abilities, brains and personalities above all else. Previously, Jessica worked at the Butterfly Foundation where she educated Australian students on the importance of a positive body image.
In 2019, Jessica wrote her bestselling children’s book, Love Your Body. To date, Love Your Body has been sold into 25 territories around the world, meaning the book’s important message will now reach millions of children.
Follow Jess on Instagram or order her books here.
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Hi future friends, I’m Sarah King, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and health coach.
Science, not trends is the foundation of my approach. By nourishing the body and mind with scientific facts we can build foundations for a life of realness, not just wellness.