Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Value of a Mentor

Imagine this scenario: you have the talent, the drive, and the passion; yet you are still stuck with no where to go.  How can you advance to the next level? You can’t do it all by yourself; you need the help of a coach, a teacher, or a mentor to help you get there. I […]

Katie Couric’s bulimia announcement

Hollywood’s obsession with fad diets, weight loss and health foods can be seen across all mediums of pop culture, from TV shows to the cinema box office to teen magazines. However, Katie Couric’s bulimia announcement during her college years this past week shows that this problem often begins much before the rise to fame or stardom. Through […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Media, body image, and societal pressures”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Media, body image, and societal pressures (Body Empowerment 28)” originally posted February 4, 2010, 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 […]

Self Care and Weight Stigma

Hi all, this will eventually be two separate posts but for now both things are of equal and related (in my world) importance. SELF CARE Last week I went on a retreat called: Deep, Rich and BOLD put on by Thea Sheldon for women who are up to big things. I laid down some pain I’d been holding […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Patience, Perseverance, Perspective”

 As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Patience, Perseverance, Perspective (Body Empowerment 25)” originally posted January 10, 2010, 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 Rothstein. In […]

The Narwhal Factor Revisited

September 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Binge Eating, Body Image, Featured, HAES

You know the phenomenon.  It’s the thing that happens when you first learn about something or someone.  Perhaps it is a new word. Then over the next week or so EVERYWHERE you go…voila!  The word you just learned is in the crossword puzzle the next morning.  You are on the phone with a friend and […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Finding the Root”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Finding the Root (Body Empowerment 20)” originally posted March 29, 2009, 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 Rothstein. In […]

Healthy Eating at College: A Cheat Sheet

College…it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  With full apologies to Dickens, I write this tongue-in-cheek because my college days were indeed wonderful times.  But when it came to feeding myself, I was one of the crowd — figuring out how to eat well in the face of a chaotic […]

Your Body or Your Life

I am mesmerized by the human brain.  The old Euell Gibbons (or was it Marlin Perkins?) Mutual of Omaha cliches about the “wonders and miracles of nature” do not even come close to describing the remarkable capabilities of what some call our sexiest organ.  My attachment to my brain is increasing exponentially as I age.  […]

Real Deal Nominated for Illuminating Blogger Award!

So grateful to Dr. Deah Schwartz for nominating The Real Deal for the Illuminating Blogger Award — a fabulous award presented by “Food Stories” that anyone can bestow on their fellow bloggers for illuminating, informative blog content. We are proud to be a part of the blogging community that empowers women with healthy coping strategies […]

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