Your worth can’t be measured by the numbers on the scale, the size of your clothes, or the reflection in the mirror. Love your body and love yourself.
Every. Single. Day.
Created and operated by Family Services of the North Shore, this innovative program supports BC youth, families, educators and professionals through online resources, live events, social media, and the Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves movement.
When it comes to body image, or how you think and feel about your body, it can be easy to think about it in a black and white way: You either feel good or bad about your body. The truth is, you don’t need to feel confident in your body or positive about it all the time. Body acceptance exists on a spectrum. There is a middle ground between loving your body and being critical of it, and this is called body neutrality. Click the link below to read our full article!Body Neutrality
We at Jessie’s Legacy, in partnership with our colleagues at Vancouver Coastal Health, developed this guide to highlight quality, evidence-based resources and tools that teachers can access to help them promote positive body image in their students. This resource supports school staff and others with promoting positive body image and relationships with food for children and youth. Click the link to view and download!Promoting Positive Body Image: A Resource for Educators
Jessie's Legacy Eating Disorders Education & Awareness Program and Family Services of the North Shore are pleased to present a province-wide, virtual event on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 from12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Open to all individuals, families, and professionals!Register Here!
"Eating disorders are not just about food; they are far more complicated. This can be a difficult concept to grasp because it contradicts what appears to be the only problem: “If only you’d just eat something!” An eating disorder is really about gaining some kind of control in a world that, sometimes for reasons that won’t seem apparent, feels very out of control. The eating disorder becomes a coping mechanism to take some control back. Controlling the food you eat and what you will and will not take into your body can feel very powerful." ... Read More
"Great question! That’s a very common question when it comes to understanding eating disorders. Many wonder about the root cause and what drives people to resort to eating disorder behaviors and thinking in the first place. Eating disorders are complex and the reasons behind their development are often unique to the individual. There can be many … Read More" ... Read More
In this informative episode, our host, Val, is joined by two guests, Vicky and Joanna. Vicky is a social justice practicum student working with Jessie’s Legacy, and generously shares her own lived experience with an eating disorder from which she is now in recovery. Joanna, clinical counsellor and manager of Jessie’s Legacy, has also been … Read More
Dear ED, You say to strive for perfection, that being as small as possible is the ideal. You say I do not deserve the space that I hold, I do not deserve that meal. You said to follow society’s standards, ones that say what I wear and look like determine who I am as a … Read MoreView all blog posts...
This program is dedicated to Jessie Alexander, who inspires us to practice daily kindness – both to ourselves and to others. Known for her warm smile, easy laugh and unwavering compassion, this is her legacy of love.
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