People often look at eating disorders on a superficial level, assuming it's about vanity,attention, and being thin. In reality, Eating Disorders is an emotional illness that requires an understanding and exploration of the underlying factors contributing to its manifestation. In addition to societal pressures and unattainable beauty standards, we also need to understand how eating disorders reflect a need for control, perfectionism, trauma, family pressure, self esteem, and emotional numbing.
America is full of diversity, hope, and opportunities. But for many International students and professionals, settling into a new culture can bring about anxieties, self-doubt, and feeling out-of-place. The process of acculturation can bring about unique challenges in their career, personal life, and relationships. But adaptation does not mean surrendering to social pressure and changing the core of who you are. You will master the confidence to live as your most authentic self wherever you are.