Friday, December 9, 2016

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Stopping ED Behaviors and Dessert”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Stopping ED Behaviors and Dessert (Body Empowerment 35)” originally posted May 9, 2011, 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. […]

Parenting a Child With an Eating Disorder

October 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Featured, Self-Care

What does LONELINESS have to do with being the parent of a child with an eating disorder? Parents of a child with an eating disorder, have you found sufficient help, hope and healing? Parenting a child with an eating disorder can be isolating since most people around us don’t understand these complex, deadly brain illnesses. […]

Ending Bullying Due to Weight Stigma

This week, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD), Binge Eating Disorders Assocation (BEDA) and NORMAL nonprofit (NORMAL) announce the launch of a united initiative to end bullying due to weight stigma.  The project hopes to bring a crucial supplemental programming element to the wellness programs that exist in schools.  One of […]

Ladies Get The Vote Out!

According to “Gender Gap Near Historic High” in The New York Times yesterday, this election could result in the greatest gender gap in American history.  Why?  Women’s rights are on the line.  Your rights to choose are directly on the line in this election (at least two of the Supreme Court Justices will be replaced […]

Full Recovery from Eating Disorders is Possible

Yes it is. I know a LOT of people who are FULLY RECOVERED from an eating disorder. How do we know they are fully recovered?  That is the trick question, it looks different for each person but there are common themes. Here are three of the FULLY RECOVERED people I know: Arielle Bair wrote about it back in […]

Calories…Again??

In listening to a radio show discussing the impact of recently-released 2012 school lunch/breakfast regulations, a primary feature of which is the limitation of calories per meal, obviously in response to concern over children’s weights,  it struck me once again how misguided is the focus on calories that public health initiatives continue to have. Certainly, […]

Dancing at the Shame Prom

Shame is an internal, insidious experience that lives in the body. It can be one of the most devastating emotions because it often leads to isolation, which can then increase the entrenchment. Shame and bodily shame have been strongly associated with eating disorders and, in my experience, oftentimes prevents those suffering from seeking the help […]

What do you say?

Updated and graciously re-posted from Gürze Publications:  Katie, a blog reader, wrote me with some excellent questions. She asked in part, “… When you see an obviously anorexic young woman at the market, do you say anything? How do you feel about this? The feeling I get is helplessness.” These are thought provoking queries and […]

Strange Bedfellows

This is the second piece I have written in honor of the NOW Foundation’s 15th annual Love Your Body Day taking place on Oct. 17th. If you are interested in participating in a two week NOW fundraiser in honor of Love Your Body Day visit About Curves and find out how you can help! Many […]

Jennifer Livingston; Bullying and Weight Stigma

October 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Image, Bullying, Featured, HAES

Interesting that the week after BEDA’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week that this mom and LaCrosse, WI news anchor, Jennifer Livingston was called a “poor role model” due to her weight by a viewer. It is hard to not wonder if the viewer who found it so important to take the time to write in sees the irony […]

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