hi. I'm Cindi
And I've created this space to challenge the status quo - how it's always been done - with sports, food, and mental health. Thanks for joining me!
Let's change the status quo
It's time to reduce the stigma. All people deserve access to mental health education and services, if needed. And that needs to be as welcomed as going to the doctor for an ankle injury.
Diets don’t work. Period. Learning about the Health at Every Size movement throughout my work in eating disorders has opened my eyes to the detriment of diet culture and societal views on the “perfect body”. I want to challenge society's core beliefs around dieting and body image. Learning to allow our bodies to lead us in eating nutritious, delicious food is nothing short of empowerment.
Everyone has a need to nurture their mental health. Stigmas such as "weakness" or "inability to overcome hard times" blocks our desire to reach out when we are struggling. Mental health does not equal mental health disorder or diagnoses. Everyone can benefit from learning coping skills, mindfulness, and communication skills with the important people in their lives.