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How did you survive the “fat chat” this holiday weekend?

November 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Fat Talk

Regular commentor .C. asked this on our open forum, and I thought it would be a great venting post! Anyone have any holiday body image updates? What did you struggle with, do well with; stupid comments from family members, etc? Fire away ladies! mV

The Eternal Optimist

November 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Wellness

I was a sophomore in college, mending a broken heart and pretty bummed about the state of my life at the moment when, during a dorm-room chat, a (very blunt) friend looked at me point-blank and said, “Oh, Meliss, you’ll be fine. You’d be happy in a pile of mud.”

A pile of mud!? Really?! Ouch.

Cooking for Comfort

November 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Wellness

Tonight, I made homemade French onion soup for the first time, and I gotta say, it was fabulous.

I Had a Dream

November 24, 2009 by  
Filed under HAES, Wellness

I had a dream the other night.  Actually, it was more a nightmare.  It was Ambien-induced; I took the sleep aid because I was having trouble sleeping (obviously).  Not my usual habit but it was an easy way out.  Or so I thought until the dream/nightmare came along. In it, I was visiting a friend […]

The first time I dieted, I was 10.

November 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Dieting, Food Revolution

Joy Manning has joined WeAreTheRealDeal as a contributor, please read more about her here. When I met Joy she introduced herself as a food critic, but through our email conversations I learned about her disordered eating background, and I am absolutely amazed by how she was able to transform her food issues from bad to […]

What Are YOU Thankful For?

November 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Wellness

It’s that time of the year where we Americans gather with family and friends and reflect upon what we’re thankful for. Given the state of the economy and the fact that we’re still at war, I know this year hasn’t been an easy one for many, and sometimes it can be hard to see the […]

Musings of an “obese” doctor

November 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

Our guest post today is from Dr. Rebekah Adams who sent in this piece with the following comment; I just wish I had a big bottle of self-love I could prescribe for my patients and my bet would be their weight issues would suddenly start to resolve themselves. I believe the fat acceptance activists here will […]

I want to be her when I grow up

November 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Role Models

I saw this picture of Artist Louise Bourgeois in a bookstore a few weekends ago, and it stopped me cold. What is it about this woman? And can I have some of it??! “Charisma” was the first word to come to mind. Followed by “confidence.” After getting past my amazement of her aura,  I moved […]

Making “You” A Priority Doesn’t Make You Selfish

November 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Wellness

It’s not easy being a woman. For as amazing as we are at multi-tasking, all too often, we leave ourselves — and our needs — behind. We  feel pulled in so many different directions — juggling family, kids, work, activities — that sometimes we feel completely overwhelmed and end up putting ourselves dead last on the to-do […]

What’s your Image of Optimal Health?

November 17, 2009 by  
Filed under HAES

This past weekend I got a chance to hear a few experts talk about health. I turned on my camera to capture this short clip of Dr. Duke Johnson “breaking” our cultural image of optimal health.

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