Panel discusses body image and addiction

first_imgLoving your body can entail many things, as attendees of Tuesday’s panel “Where Do You Draw the Line?” learned. Panelists at the event discussed alcohol abuse, cultural influences within the community, body dissatisfaction and controlling and taming personal thoughts. Held in Carroll Auditorium as part of “Love Your Body Week,” the panel included psychology professor Catherine Pittman, professor of religious studies Stacy Davis, Eating Disorder Recovery Services Coordinator Valerie Staples and alumna Maureen Barrett. Barrett said she struggled with her body image during her time at Saint Mary’s. “Loving my body is something I’ve been striving to do since I can remember,” she said. “From the outside, I looked completely normal. But the outside doesn’t always match the inside.” Barrett said she turned to consuming alcohol excessively, because when she drank, she felt better. “I loved the warmth of the alcohol going down my throat,” Barrett said. “When I drank, I felt taller, smarter, skinnier, prettier, powerful, even blonde.” Barrett said her problem reached the point where she recognized the need for professional help. “I hated myself. I didn’t care about anything anymore,” Barrett said. “I finally asked for help from the counseling center here on campus.” Barrett left Saint Mary’s in April of 2006 and checked into a professional treatment center. She returned to campus this past fall and graduated in December. Davis presented the ties between spirituality and alcohol by introducing the views of alcohol consumption in Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Hinduism. Davis said Buddhists have a positive mindset about the consumption of alcohol. “There are four rules that the Buddhists follow,” Davis said. “One, know why you’re drinking. Two, taste what you’re drinking. Three, watch what happens to your mind when you drink. And four, find your own middle way.” Staples said students’ perception of body image is influenced by the media, as well as the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s culture she referred to as the “bubble.” “There are a lot of great things about the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s community,” Staples said. “But there are also a lot of challenges.” Staples said the lack of diversity in race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and even body type contribute to the intensity of this “bubble.” “There is a world outside of the bubble with people of all different sizes,” she said. “We don’t appreciate our body as this amazing machine. We focus on its appearance rather than its function.” Pittman said internal thoughts are the reason behind the distortion of one’s self-perception. “It’s not that you need to change your body,” Pittman said. “But you need to change your thoughts.” Pittman said it is crucial to recognize the illusion the media, the “bubble” and other outside influences create. “If we can change our thoughts, we’ll find it so much easier to love our bodies.”last_img read more

Jose Mourinho open to replacing Unai Emery as Arsenal manager

first_imgAfter nearly a year out of management, Mourinho is eager to return (Picture: Getty)Mourinho won three Premier League titles across two different spells with Chelsea, while he won the Carabao Cup and the Europa League with United.The 56-year-old has stayed in England since his departure from Old Trafford, with his family settled in London, and has made regularly appearances on Sky Sports as a pundit.Any potential Arsenal move will be dictated by how Emery responds to Arsenal’s current malaise – as well the situation surrounding Granit Xhaka – with many fans unhappy with performances so far this season.Should Arsenal replace Unai Emery with Jose Mourinho?No0%Yes0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Why Jose Mourinho wants Premier League return amid Arsenal and Tottenham linksMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal There is mounting pressure on Emery after a string of sub-par performances (Picture: AFP)Emery still has the backing of Arsenal’s decision makers for now, though Spanish television show El Chiringuito report they would be open to appointing Mourinho if the situation deteriorates further.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd the feeling is mutual, with Mourinho warming to the idea of taking charge of the Gunners – particularly as it means he can stay in London – while he recently visited the Emirates to watch their Europa League clash with Vitoria.There has been no contact yet, but, if an offer materialises, Mourinho will consider it and favours a move to Arsenal over Dortmund, despite the prospect of winning silverware in a fifth different country.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAlthough the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ still has an inkling that Real Madrid could lose patience with Zinedine Zidane, he feels his coaching style is best suited to Premier League football.It has also been reported that he is attracted to the idea of being the first manager to win silverware at three different English clubs. The Portuguese coach is looking for his next job after leaving Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Jose Mourinho would be keen on replacing Unai Emery as Arsenal manager and reportedly prefers a move to the Emirates over Borussia Dortmund, who he has also been linked with.The Portuguese coach has been out of work since departing Manchester United last year and has been carefully plotting his next move, though he is becoming increasingly restless to return to management.His list of suitors is growing, with Lucien Favre under pressure at Dortmund, while north London rivals Emery and Mauricio Pochettino are also under increasing scrutiny. Comment Advertisementcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 10:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.1kShares Jose Mourinho open to replacing Unai Emery as Arsenal manager Advertisementlast_img read more

Leon Balogun, Ighalo Doubtful as Eagles Dare Lions in Yaounde

first_imgPosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts 3Cameroon302126-42 2Zambia31115414 1Nigeria33009279 WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFIER By Duro Ikhazuagbe in YaoundéAfter 90 minutes this evening here in Yaoundé, Nigeria will know whether the ticket to the World Cup 2018 in Russia has become a done deal.center_img 4Algeria301237-41 Already, hosts, Cameroon and their Indomitable Lions have become dispirited and gutted by the 4-0 defeat they suffered at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo last Friday.Their know that their Russia 2018 aspiration is over. They have nothing to play for now beyond their pride. Even if they win all their remaining three matches including today’s game with the Super Eagles, the best they will end up with is 11 points. This explains why their Belgium born Coach, Hugo Broos, admitted after the Uyo massacre that it was all over for the reigning African champions.“There is no pressure anymore tomorrow (Monday). Nigeria have nine points, we have two points,” Broos stressed, insisting further that: “If we (Cameroon) had won the game in Uyo, we would have a chance, but we lost it and I hope everyone will learn from this.”However, despite that submission by the Cameroon gaffer, Gernot Rohr and his glory seeking Eagles will be the least interested o take the wounded Lions for granted. Cameroon have pride to play for right in from of their partisan home fans. This is why Broos warned Nigeria that honour is what is at stake in this  evening battle of Yaoundé.“There is only an honour to defend, there is no importance to this. I just hope my players will have the same mentality that I have – that they will fight till the last minute – to beat Nigeria,” observed the coach who led e Cameroonians to the AFCON 2017 title last February in Gabon.Eagles who arrived Yaoundé at 2pm from Uyo and got chucked into five-star Hilton Hotel, trained later at 6pm at the venue of today’s clash with the Cameroons. All the players were full of optimism to repeat the victory over the Lions this evening.From the training, it was obvious the handlers of the team were going to introduce some players not used in Uyo to the starting line up to take on the Lions.Both Leon Balogun and Odion Ighalo who are still nursing the knocks they received during the Uyo battle may not start. There is the possibility of the introduction of either Israel based Anthony Nwakaeme or Kelechi Iheanacho for Ighalo. Rohr is keeping the joker of likely replacement for Balogun to his chest.Of course, with the form exhibited by FC IfeanyiUbah goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, is is obvious that he is going to be handed the number 1 jersey.There is the likelihood of Chelsea defender Ola Alina making his debut here while Elderson Echiejile keeps his left back starting shirt.Troost Williams Ekong is primed for same role in the central defence as he did in Uyo keeping the rampaging Lions at bay. Wilfred Ndidi,  Ogenyi Onazi, John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Moses Simon and are all sure of starting against the hosts. Eagles’ team doctor is expected to confirm this morning if China based Ighalo will be free from the knock to add to his goal haul in the qualifying round today.As a result of the comprehensive victory in Uyo,  the Super Eagles are on verge of qualifying for Russia 2018: a win here in Yaounde today will send Nigeria to 12 points hoping that Algeria will beat second placed Zambia who is on four points in the other Group B match on Tuesday.Group B Udofia Pumps Team with $20,000 per GoalBusinessman Aka Udofia has offered the Super Eagles the sum of $20,000 for every goal scored in tonight’s World Cup qualifying cracker against Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions in Yaounde.The young businessman from Akwa Ibom State made the promise as he briefly greeted players and officials inside the chartered ARIK Bombadier CRJ 1000 aircraft just before take –off at the Ibom International Airport, Uyo.“I am a very good friend of the NFF President, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, and I am happy that I am here in time to see you guys before take –off for Yaounde.“I watched the game against the Cameroonians here in Uyo on Friday and I am sure you have the ability to conquer them again in their own territory. I promise to reward you with $20,000 for every goal scored in Yaounde,” Udofia announced to the applause of players and officials.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more