This week I wanted to try something a little different. I know a lot of you are busy parents, and I want to make sure my content is super easy for you to access. Plus, I started a coach training course last week (AAAAH!!!), and have had to take a close look at what I’m doing with my time. So I decided to try out audio blogging! Kind of like podcasting, but the only place you’ll be able to find this new content is right here on One Happy Disaster (at least for now).

So stick around, give it a listen, and let me know what you think of the new format in the comments!

HAES Principles Chronic Illness {}

In today’s audio blog I’m talking about the self care model I follow myself, and recommend for everyone with chronic mental and physical illness (And really, for anyone. Period.). It’s called Health at Every Size, or HAES for short.

Now, before I keep going, let me get one thing out of the way. HAES is not a diet. And not in the Weight-Watchers-it’s-not-a-diet-it’s-a-lifestyle-change (it’s totally a diet) kind of way.

HAES is a body positive self care model that encourages, but does not mandate, incorporating healthy behaviors into your daily life. It also supports health policies that would improve access to good, respectful health care regardless of a person’s health condition or size.

That’s why I recommend it, especially for people living with chronic illness. It encourages you to utilize health as a resource, even when you may never be healthy in the more conventional sense. That’s a big deal for those of us with chronic illness!

In this audio blog you’ll learn…

  • What HAES is.
  • Why it’s different from other health models.
  • And why HAES is awesome for people living with chronic health conditions.

And to make it super easy to follow along, I’ve created a free HAES Cheat Sheet for you. It outlines the five principles of HAES, and gives you specific action steps you can take right now to incorporate HAES into your life. Download your copy now!HAES Principles Chronic Illness Free Cheat Sheet {}

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