We are inundated with negative messages about our bodies. Diet culture has brainwashed us into thinking that our bodies aren’t thin enough, firm enough or (fill in the blank) enough. The message of Positive Body Image is KEY to implementing confidence and self-esteem for our daughters.
My Guest today is Marla Mervis-Hartmann. Marla is passionate about this message changing the lives of women by promoting health and self-worth built on character. Women are powerful beings. When we focus on the good we can share with the world(rather than the size of our butts) we can positively impact the world.
Marla is the creator of Love Your Body Love Yourself. After years of struggling with her own dysfunctional body-relationship, Marla has transformed her experiences into services to help women discover honor and appreciation for their bodies. As a professional Marla, has been featured at TEDx Salinas. She was the leading body image expert at Journey Malibu, a Drug/Alcohol rehabilitation center.She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son where she works full-time as a professional coach, speaker, facilitator and Living Light Reiki Master and Teacher.
She Graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center witha BS in Health Science, minor in Emergency and Disaster Management and concentration in Women Studies. She holds a Certificate from MIT in Leadership in Times of Disruption and A Certificate in The Science of Parenting from UC SanDiego.She worked as a critical care paramedic for years until a permanent injury on the job caused her to change her life direction with work but not without first teaching her of the importance of Independence, Leadership and Personal Identity which are the foundations of her work.
She is a mom to two little girls and has spent nearly a decade working with women of all ages to help shed unhealthy beliefs and breakdown stereotypes surrounding pregnancy, motherhood, body image, self esteem, parenting, women in leadership and much more.
She Believes each of her daughters was sent to her to remind her of a piece of herselfshe haslost or not loved during her journey. She lives with her husband and girls on a little river in Southbury CT.She and her girls can be found listening and singingto “Fight Song” in the car on the way to school
She believes that the change we need to see in this world begins with Raising a Powerful Girl and her lifes work is to help you understand what this means and how you navigate this journey so that we can Raise a Generation of Strong, Independent Women Leaders with high personal integrity and morals that will push for the changes we so desperately need.
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