Health Time Capsule. Pretend you’re making a time capsule of you & your health focus that won’t be opened until 2112. What’s in it? What would people think of it when they found it?

Hmmm…. I’d have two big piles of things.  First, body image, weight and health. In 100 years, I really hope we can express appreciation for ourselves, the way we look. No fat talk, no body hate.   I’d have a lot of dieting crap, showing that diets usually fail, and negative fat talk, showing how pervasive it is that we speak negatively about our bodies.  And then I’d pull together all of the evidence for Health at Every Size –  the idea that no matter what your weight, you can improve your health without thinking about your weight, but by making choices about what you eat, moving, and learning to love your body at whatever size. In fact, I’d have a copy of this blog post that I saw today which states this far more eloquently than I can.….

The second pile would be all I’ve learned about breast cancer, my experiences and current standards of care. I’d have something about the importance of learning as much as you can, alleviating anxiety, and being hopeful. And I’d include something that differentiates between magical and positive thinking, like this:

The thing that kills women with breast cancer is a metastasis. Why do they occur? How do we identify those at risk? How to stop them! In 2112, I hope we’d have an answer.

I hope in 2112 we know more about prevention, detection and treatment.

I hope people would say “What’s a diet?” and  “We know a lot more about preventing all sorts of cancers!”

Hey, 2112 is a palindrome, like the word boob. Palindromes are cool,  breast cancer, not.