Are you happy with who you are? Positive body image and a healthy mental attitude play an important role in a woman's happiness and wellness. Health care providers, teachers, researchers, and other professionals are helping women to nurture their minds, bodies and all aspects of their lives. Women tend to have more anxiety about their self-image than do men. Ninety percent of people with eating disorders are adolescents and young adult women. A woman's poor body image can also be make worse by standards about beauty in popular media (TV, magazines, movies). Many professionals recommend that women take the time to do something nice for themselves at least once a day, everyday. Because we realize it is important for a woman's health and happiness to feel good in mind and body, the National Women's Health Information Center has provided the following body image and mind/body wellness information.

Publications
Considering Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
This publication discusses the topics to consider before selecting an alternative therapy: the safety and effectiveness of the therapy or treatment, the expertise and qualifications of the health care practitioner, and the quality of the service delivery. These topics should be considered when selecting any practitioner or therapy.

Ask NOAH About: A Consumer's Guide to Managing Side Effects of Psychiatric Medications Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides various ways for patients to manage the side effects caused by psychiatric medications.

How Can Spirituality Affect Your Family's Health? (Copyright © The Nemours Foundation)
This publication discusses the influence of spirituality on the physical health of your family and the role of spirituality in the prevention of self-destructive behaviors.

Nine Tips to Help Faith Leaders and Their Communities Address Teen Pregnancy
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy's Task Force on Religion and Public Values has compiled this publication, which gives tips to faith leaders around the country about how to prevent teenage pregnancy within their community.

What is Self-Esteem? (Copyright © Fronske Health Center)
This on-line resource offers information about self-esteem including basic elements like trust, self-development, freedom, identity, confidence and steps people can take to achieve higher levels of self-esteem.

Organizations
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

American Psychological Association

National Wellness Institute, Inc.

National Women's Health Resource Center

The Wellness Community