Friday, December 9, 2016

Rejuvenation, Relaxation, Reconnection, RETREAT

“The myth is, when you focus on yourself you are being selfish. The reality is, if you don’t know your true self and cultivate an ongoing relationship with her, you can’t truly be with or give to anyone else.” – Jennifer Louden, The Woman’s Retreat Book I attended my first retreat about 15 years ago, […]

#13: Listen to the Love Frequency

This is the 13th of 108 tips to Livin’ the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time. #13 of 108:  Listen to the Love Frequency Let’s take a moment to envision 1,000 years in the future. Don’t even bother thinking how crazy the technology will be in the […]

The August Effect: Prepare to be Aware!

For a month that starts off with National Clown Week, followed by National Smile Week and culminating with American Dance Week (I am not making this up!) one may think the August Effect would be one of laughter, grins, and celebration.  And for many it is. But August is also a month of transition. Depending […]

#12: Raise Your Arms and Scream!

This is the 12th of 108 tips to Livin’ the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time. #12 of 108: Raise Your Arms and Scream! The Olympics start tonight. Peak emotions will be on display for the “quadrennial fortnight.” Absolute ecstasy, miserable agony, indomitable determination! There’s something […]

What Gifts Are You Giving Yourself?

July 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Image

This year for my birthday I was given the gift of spending time with family at a beach vacation.  I invited my parents and family to meet my fiance’s parents and family.  We were literally surrounded on all sides with family. Believe it or not — it was truly amazing. What a gift!  We thought […]

#11: When You Collide with God…SAY SOMETHING!

This is the 11th of 108 tips to Livin’ the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time. #11 of 108: When You Collide with God…SAY SOMETHING! 2,290,000 to 1: The chances of being killed by a lightning strike 655,750 to 1: The chances of getting a royal […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Eating McDonald’s French Fries”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Eating McDonald’s French Fries (Body Empowerment 2),” originally posted April 24, 2008, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. Check it out! About BODY EMPOWERMENT: Founded in 2008, “Body Empowerment” is hosted and produced by NYC-based writer, performer, and eating disorder recovery advocate Caroline […]

Get the Picture?

Roll (less) Models? In September 2011 I wrote a piece about the increase of eating disorders in men and how the modeling industry’s requirements for male models’ bodies have slimmed down enormously over the years.  One of the results has been an increase in boys and men dieting in order to fit into the new […]

Sharing “Body Empowerment” video series here on WATRD!!!

It is an honor and privilege to share original written content here on We Are the Real Deal. I’ve posted three pieces so far, and I’m eager to share more in the coming months! Along the way, an exciting new venture will take place: I’m going to be posting selected videos from my “Body Empowerment” […]

Aging and Eating Disorders

Our society’s obsession with looking and staying young has exploded, but unfortunately there is no elixir of everlasting youth to stop our clocks from ticking. The result of this youth-crazed culture is poor self-esteem and body-esteem for aging women. Cindy Bulik, Director of the eating disorder program at University of Carolina, was recently featured on […]

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