Saturday, October 22, 2016

Progression of Positive Affirmations

Today, I’d like to tell you a story. It’s about why I believe wholeheartedly in the power of positive affirmations. About 8 years ago, University of Delaware, my undergraduate alma mater, held a Love Your Body week. I know many of you are familiar with this. One of the items that was being handed out […]


Whoever came up with the expression, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me,” probably had really good intentions.  I can picture the person, maybe a mom, consoling her child on the playground after being teased or called a name.  Inside she is trying to repress her rage and maternal […]

A journey of self-compassion

I am excited to be a part of such an amazing community! For those of you who are not familiar with let me share briefly. I was thrust into the eating disorder world when my daughter Andrea developed bulimia. Tragically, she died after just 13 months of behaviors at the age of 19. Since […]

How does your SOUL respond?

The therapist’s mindful presence is itself a source of healing.  It facilitates a better relationship with the client, and like a tuning fork, it helps bring out this mindful presence in the client.  I believe that when clients are in this mindful presence they can distinguish the difference between this presence and the chattering of their ego/mind.  When […]

You Don’t Have a Soul. You Are a Soul.

“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” CS Lewis This is perhaps one of my favorite quotes because it succinctly describes what I believe it means to be human. Working with clients with eating disorders means working with people who have inaccurate views of their body. No matter what […]


Our true home is in the present moment. To live in the present moment is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now. Peace is all around us- in the world and in nature- and […]

What is a normal curve anyway?

Statistics was almost my downfall in graduate school, however there was once concept that I was able to integrate into my general knowledge in a meaningful way: the normal curve. This normal curve represents the distribution of values, frequencies, or probabilities of a set of data. It slopes downward on either side of a highest […]

Eating Disorder Parity: What people don’t get about Binge Eating Disorder and the “war on obesity”

With the 2013 revision of the DSM right around the corner there will be a need to rethink, both at the professional and public level, how we conceive of the “war on obesity” and the way in which both health care providers and lay people talk about food and weight. As some of you may […]

True Beauty Podcast — Truth about FAT

Graciously re-posted from Judy Ciacci and Anne-Sophie Reinhardt created these cool episodes on the True Beauty Podcast. In this episode of the True Beauty Podcast, Judy and Anne-Sophie share the truth about the word fat with you. The go into the real meaning of it and what we imply when we say it to ourselves or to […]

What is causing my Hair Loss?

March 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Image, Pregnancy

Hair loss isn’t a straightforward condition and there can be many reasons for the thinning or shedding of hair. However, once you know the reason you can do one of three things: 1)Find a solution to your hair loss, in the form of medication or hair transplant treatments. 2)Hide your hair loss, with wigs, weaves […]

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