#endED Twitter Chat with Andrea Owen

Save the date! Wednesday, August 17th I’ll be tweeting with my guest expert Andrea Owen. We’ll be talking about practical solutions to staying sane and maintaing a positive body image in the summer months! Andrea is a professional life coach and speaker. She is passionate about empowering women and girls to value their character and feel beautiful by manifesting respect and love for themselves first and foremost. She has helped hundreds of people manage their inner-critic to break through and live their most kick-ass life.

Follow @marciRD & @andrea_owen on twitter and the hashtag #ENDED at 8:30pm EST on 8/17.

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About: The goal of #endED is to bring anyone and everyone together who care about ending eating disorders. My hope is to end the silence and myths about eating disorders, create a place for honest and informed discussion, while offering hope and encouragement.

You can find Andrea here!
Twitter: andrea_owen
Web/blog: www.yourkickasslife.com
FB: www.facebook.com/yourkickasslife

Here’s what we’ll be chatting about:
In what ways does a negative self-image keep a person from living a full life?

As temperatures rise, body image issues tend to escalate as well. What are events and situations that tend to be most challenging?

Many women dread picking out a swimsuit. Any tips for swimsuit or summer clothes shopping? 

What are practical things people can do to have fun at BBQs, beach and pool parties despite feeling body conscious?

Body and weight talk tends to come up in social situations (i.e. I hate my thighs, I wish I could get a tummy tuck). Any ideas on how to deal with uncomfortable body talk?

Negative body image seems to be acceptable in our society, how can a person know whether their food and body struggles require more support such as outpatient counseling, residential care, etc.