There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein

Charlotte Markey, Ph.D., is the author of The Body Image Book for Girls and a professor of psychology, as well as a founding director of the Health Sciences Center at Rutgers University (Camden).

Dr. Markey has long been involved in community efforts to educate parents and children about eating, body image, and health. She has been asked to present in school districts across the tri-state area and has served on task forces charged with improving school nutrition programs.

Nathan Harrup is the Regional Director of Clinical Mission Integration at AdventHealth. His role is centered on promoting whole person care and physician wellbeing through Advent Health’s network of outpatient clinics.

He is a frequent writer and speaker on topics related to organizational health and workplace culture.

Join Dr. Michelle and Dr. Charlotte as they discuss

  • Why so many people still have body image issues that stay with them from their childhood.
  • Why it’s so much easier to start focus on wellness from within and then move your focus to your physical body.
  • What parents can do to help their children have a positive body image.
  • Unpacking the different types of eating disorders including anorexia, food addiction, and bulimia.
  • Why a high percentage of people do have struggles with food.
  • What advice she has for people about food and health as we move into the holiday season.
  • New findings Dr. Markey has discovered in writing her new book on boys and body image.
  • How gratitude helps shift us from a psychological perspective.

Learn more about the Four Quadrants Of Wellbeing as Dr. Michelle and Nathan discuss:

  • His role at Advent Health and how he sees whole person health.
  • Why they also focus on emotional and spiritual health with their physician’s and outpatients.
  • The high rates in stress, anxiety, and depression we are seeing among physicians.
  • How the concept of gratitude has evolved for him during his adulthood.
  • Why it’s healthy for your emotional ecosystem to feel frustrated or overwhelmed as you embrace gratitude.
  • The power of accepting that we don’t have control over most things that happen to us in life.
  • Why he believes it’s so present to focus on the present moment and not get too focused on the future.

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James


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