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.
Maria Graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center with a 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. Maria is a frequent speaker and presenter on women’s leadership, girls empowerment and the role social media and technology plays on girls self-esteem, confidence, and brain health.
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