“The Woman in the Mirror” NEW book release and blog by Dr. Cynthia Bulik

Dr. Bulik, director of the UNC Eating Disorders Program has written an exciting new book. “The Woman in the Mirror: How to Stop Confusing What You Look Like with Who You Are” will be released December 20th and is available now for pre-order online. In this book, Bulik emphasizes the importance of not confusing body esteem with self-esteem as the key to escaping the body image trap. Written for women of all ages and backgrounds, “The Woman in the Mirror” empowers women to reclaim their self-confidence by escaping the tyranny of the beauty ideal. “This does not mean you can’t dress up for the holiday parties,” says Bulik, “we all have a right to flaunt our fancy…but it should be because we want to not because we have to in order to feel good about who we are as a person.” Read more about the book, the author, and upcoming events at www.womaninthemirrorbook.com.

Accompanying the book is a new blog (http://womaninthemirrorblog.wordpress.com/), which provides a venue for women and men to share their personal “mirror” stories and reflect on those of others. In addition to mirror stories, the blog features mirrors in the news and mirrors in science. Jump on board today and share your reflections either by leaving a comment on the blog or by emailing womaninthemirrorbook@gmail.com.

by Sara Trace