Item description for Making Peace with Your Thighs: Get Off the Scales & Get on with Your Life by Linda Mintle...
Overview One of the nation's leading authorities on eating disorders presents a plan for stopping the obsessive body image cycle. The key involves getting a grip on self-image, one's belief system, and understanding how the emphasis on looks came to be.
Get your thighs off your mind and lose the lies that bind.
Women of America, it's time to stop obsessing and start making peace with your thighs, your waist, and any other body part that leads you to feel inadequate.
Everywhere we turn-magazines, movies, television-we are bombarded with images of what a woman "should" look like. And every image makes body acceptance and confidence harder to achieve. So author and therapist Dr. Linda is inviting all members of the sisterhood of the dissatisfied traveling pants to discover how we arrived at this discontent and how to change our attitudes-and our lives-when it comes to liking our bodies.
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Studio: Integrity Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1591454263 ISBN13 9781591454267
Availability 0 units.
More About Linda Mintle
Dr. Linda Mintle is a national speaker and bestselling author of more than 15 books, including I Love My Mother, But, Letting Go of Worry, and I Married You, Not Your Family. She appears regularly on several national television and radio shows and is a network news contributor. She also hosts her own website. In her general clinical practice, she specializes in marriage and family therapy, eating disorders, and infertility. A licensed clinical social worker, she holds a PhD in urban health and clinical psychology. She and her family live in Virginia.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Making Peace with Your Thighs: Get Off the Scales & Get on with Your Life?
ABSOLUTE CRAP - ONE STAR UNDER PROTEST Jun 5, 2008
If you want a book on how to accept God into your life and that you can NEVER lose weight or be happy without God then this is the book for you. I really wish that the description said something about this little detail. If I wanted a guilt lecture I would go to church. I threw the book away as soon as I figured out it had no redeeming merits. SKIP THIS BOOK, SAVE YOUR MONEY!
A lighthearted but helpful look at body image Jan 6, 2007
I loved the cover artwork for this book and the impression it gives (a fun read about a potentially serious subject) was accurate. Dr Linda Mintle explores many of the common issues of self-image that women have - dissatisfaction with face, stomach, breasts, thighs, hair etc., and how flawed our model of what we should be achieving can be. She looks at the dieting obsession that is so prevalent, along with eating disorders and the root causes of some of these problems. She talks about ageing and how this can affect a woman's physical body and self-awareness, along with unhelpful portrayals of ideal bodies on TV, in magazines and newspapers and in shops.
Linda Mintle's writing style is very readable with many personal illustrations, some humour and, at the end of each chapter, relating the issue to the reader's relationship with God. Her illustrations are rather American-centric, as is her use of situations and regular comments on very pervasive elective plastic surgery (less common in the UK) but her overall points are valid wherever we live and in whatever Western culture.
This book covers a broad range of topics and 230 pages don't allow her to delve really deeply into any of them but this is certainly a worthwhile introduction to an important subject for many women and gives some theological insights into our own views of our image and our physical attributes.
Complete head to toe image makeover from inside out! Oct 9, 2006
I am a professional image consultant and have been listening to women lament about their imperfect bodies for decades! Dr. Linda's words were full of compassion and truth wrapped in humor. She obviously has been through the struggles many women face at some point in their lives. Her style of writing informs as well as entertains. She enables us to laugh at unrealistic views of ourselves while offering a godly perspective that sees hope in our mirror of life. She helps us come up with a more realistic focus of who God created us to look like from the inside out.
I think every teenage girl should read this book to get started off in the right frame of mind about what true beauty is all about and how to enjoy the skin she's in at every age! Every adult woman should read it to inspire her to be all God created her to be without fear of flaws or the future. Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me and my thighs! Thanks Dr. Linda!
A must read for ALL women and their daughters! Sep 12, 2006
Wow! A powerful read! I came across this book as I was browsing through Barnes and Noble with my coffee. I opened it up and was hooked just from the table of contents! Before I knew it I had been sitting in the aisle for an hour and fifteen minutes, totally engrossed in this captivating, hysterical and insightful book! Dr. Linda has a way with words and humor to get across tough issues. In the supermodel culture we live in it is nearly impossible to survive without being grounded in a secure and HEALTHY body image. Whether you are a size 2 or 22 you need to read this book! Thank you, it was such a blessing!
a must read for women of all ages Aug 19, 2006
Every woman, preadolescent to midlife, has to deal with body image issues. In this culture, this is no easy task but Dr. Linda has a real handle on the issues we face and provides tremendous help with humor and practical solutions. Not only is there help but a great deal of information as to what is happening to our bodies, souls and spirits as a result of the cultural influence we face today. I thought this book would be great for me but now have decided to share it with my two teenage daughters as well. It's a must read for any age.