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Body Image SHE-roes!

November 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured, Role Models, Self Esteem

In my clinical work and when I do speaking engagements I often encourage women to identify body image heroes, or as I like to call them “SHE-roes.” After all you can’t be what you can’t see and we could all benefit from a little modeling of healthy self and body esteem, no matter where we […]


As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “The Three Ps (Body Empowerment 38)” originally posted May 30, 2011, on 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 an […]

Vote While Parenting a Child With an Eating Disorder?

Are you wondering how you can have time to vote while parenting a child with an eating disorder? How to deal with the stress of a loved one’s eating disorder? How to manage all there is to do while being a caregiver? Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one knows the surreal […]

How Can You Get Through the Holidays (and Not Go Totally Insane) This Year ?

The holidays are not relaxing and fun for everyone especially those with an eating disorder (E/D).  You may dread the day when the table is completely filled and over-flowing with deliciously home cooked or catered food including the sounds of relatives and loved ones laughing and enjoying themselves.  You are already obsessing about numbers, calories, […]

The Variety of Addictive Experiences

We welcome Chris Kingman, LCSW to the Real Deal as a regular Contributor with this post!  WATRD Editor.  Taking an historical perspective often illuminates complexity while simultaneously deepening our understanding of the subject in question. In thinking about addiction, it is valuable to remind ourselves that human beings have been failing miserably in their attempts […]

From Darkness to Light — What Hurricane Sandy Taught Me

 On Sunday night, October 28th, my fiance and I were driving back from Chicago to our apartment in New York City in the hopes of beating the storm — a record-breaking 900 mile wide hurricane called Sandy. We didn’t want to be stranded away from our apartment, but we also didn’t want to be in […]

Anonymous support for caregivers of those with eating disorders

Back by popular demand! Hope Network’s parent/caregiver 6-week phone conference classes resume December 5th! We took a break and evaluated our programs after the research done by an intern at The Emily Program Foundation who was also a grad student at St. Mary’s University was completed. One thing we discovered was a decrease in the amount of […]

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