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Ashley Solomon, Psy.D is a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, body image, trauma, and serious mental illness.

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2012 Nourishing Body Image Awards

And we’re back! After a bit of a hiatus (oops, where did 2011 go?) it’s time to re-launch the Nourishing Body Image Awards. The 2010 awards were one of the most fun and exciting things that Nourishing the Soul has undertaken, and I’m thrilled to revive this project!

In case you missed the last go-round, the Nourishing Body Image Awards are an opportunity to recognize and promote all of the amazing individuals and organizations promoting a healthy self-image. It’s a chance to say thank you to those who are bravely challenging the status quo (you know, the one that says we should hate ourselves and take this pill and not eat that). They are the ones on the front lines of the battle against self-doubt and body dissatisfaction.

While body image is the name of the game, the idea expands beyond cultivating a healthier view of one’s physical being. It also includes nurturing our whole selves – body, mind, and spirit. It encompasses what Nourishing the Soul is all about – helping us have a better relationship with ourselves so that we can live vibrant, healthy, valued lives.

So, here’s how we get started!

  1. First, you can submit your nominations for the categories below in three ways: commenting in the space below this post, posting your votes on the facebook page, or emailing me. Please make all nominations by Friday, October 26, 2012.
  2. I’ll tally the nominations and select the top three nomination getters to be featured when the awards are announced. In the event that the top three receive the same number of nominations, I’ll hold a vote on NTS to determine the winner. The other two will be runners up.
  3. I’ll share the results in one super-awesome post on Monday, November 5, 2012.
  4. ALL nominees and winners will be invited to share these Nourishing Body Image status by displaying the oh-so-coveted badge above on their site. Here’s a sneak peek:

Okay. Here we go. The categories for the 2012 Awards are as follows:

 Best Body Image Blogger

Best Body Image Website

Most Body Positive Television Show, Movie, or Documentary

Most Body Positive Magazine or Book

Most Body Positive Advertising Campaign

Best Body Image Post or Article

Best Body Image Boosting Organization

Most Body Loving Company

Best Body Positive Photo or Image

Most Body Positive Celebrity

Please note that you are welcome to make more than one nomination, even for the same category

And here’s how you can get even more involved in spreading the nourishing body image spirit!

To make things even more interesting, if you share this kick-off page with others via facebook, twitter, or on your blog, you will be entered to win a copy of the ah-mazing Mara Glatzel’s Body Loving Homework (valued at $27). And if you grab the button below and add it to the sidebar of  a blog, you get TWO entries.

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All you gotta do is let me know via the comments below that you shared this page.

Looking forward to learning about all the great resources out there. Start nominating… NOW!