Tuesday, May 5, 2015
All over the world there are various views and ideology of what is considered beautiful especially when it comes to body images. For example in some African countries such as Nigeria, a woman who has a few extra pounds or curves is considered attractive. But in other countries such as the United States being skinny or thin is what is considered beautiful. This strong powerful message of the standard of beauty is often times depicted in the media and is forever etched into the minds of women and young girls. On my Psychology Essence Blog. This week's word of the day is psychopathology. This week's topic is on Symptoms and Etiology of Anorexia Nervosa. Anorexia is an eating disorder classified by an obsessive urge to lose weight by refusing to eat food.
Copyrighted 2015 by Kimberly Swanson (Messenger Publishing, Inc.) all rights reserved.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Having confidence can make you or break. If you don't believe in yourself, then who else will? It is important to build up your self confidence in order to be more successful in different aspects of your life.
"Life is filled with joy and laughter. Try to make the most of each precious moment it brings." - Kimberly Purpoz
The following are the six tips that I share on my v-log:
- Positive people
- Believe in yourself
- Taking care of your health
- Improve your appearance
- Love yourself
Below is is the link to my v-log on the Kimberly Purpoz Channel:
My upcoming book, Purpose Lies Within: A Motivational Book for the Heart and Soul coming soon!:)
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
I have officially started the PhD program:). Looking, forward to learning more about the brain in Neuroscience. I will keep you guys posted.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Emotional Eating can be a serious health problem if it is not managed properly. This week I did a v-log about my binge eating disorder experience and how I have coped with it (click on video below). The following are some of the things you can do to overcome it Binge Eating Disorder.
- Recognize that you an emotional eater - Often time people who are emotional eaters don’t realize that they are overeating or they are denial that they are over eating.
- Figure what causes you to emotionally eat - Usually people binge eat when they are under a lot of stress, sad, or depressed. There are many things that can cause a person to binge eat.
- Intervention – Replace overeating with something more healthy (healthier lifestyle) such as using daily exercise, eating right, meditation, drawing, painting as an outlet.
If you think you are a binge/emotional eater and have a hard time coping, you may need to seek professional counseling.
Psychology Today –Eating Disorders and Emotional Eating Test
Emotional Eating- How to Recognize and Stop Emotional Eating
Authors: Melinda Smith, M.A. and Jeanne Segal Ph.D. Last updated: February 2015.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Sunday, February 1, 2015
After seeing the progress of my hard work, I am really forward to working harder to get my body in top shape. I am currently on a regiment of drinking more water, eating more organic foods and having smoothies. I exercises at least 3 times a weeks doing aerobic and weight training.
Below is the link to my v-log of my weight lost journey on the Kimberly Purpoz Channel on Youtube. Enjoy and don't forget to subscribe.