Thursday, October 27, 2016

It’s Dr. Deah ja Vu All Over Again (4)

Every January, for the past 4 years I have posted this video on my Facebook page.  Each year I hope it will be obsolete.  Each year I DREAM it will be the last time I blog about this and I will get flooded with emails, texts (and now tweets @dr_deah ) begging me to, “Drop […]

addiction & mindfulness

There are layers of emotional pain that underlie addiction. Thus, recovery from addiction requires that we learn to manage and deal effectively (i.e. in healthy and growthful ways) with emotional pain, rather than trying to numb ourselves or escape from it via addictive substances/activities. Let’s pause for a moment to think about and reflect on […]

Creating Affirmations for Stress-Management

Graciously re-posted from my mindfulness and recovery yoga blog.  Affirmations stem from ancient yogic traditions (such as Ananda yoga) and train our autonomous, healthy Self to emerge louder, more clearly than ever before.  The problem is that most people don’t really know how to incorporate affirmations into their life — or why they are an […]

The Best Diet Trick For 2013 — A Secret Finally Revealed

Please note: this post is safe for those in recovery — keep reading! This post will reveal a dieting trick that few discuss. Once revealed, this could be one of the keys that you have been searching for… Before I reveal this dieting secret — the Best Diet Trick for 2013 — I have a […]

How Movies, Music and Books Help Us Be Happy

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Allison Moody Though depression is a serious medical condition and is difficult to fight, there are things that people with this diagnosis, or people who just feel depressed from time to time, can do to alleviate their pain. Art is Not Just Some Pretty Pointless Pastime Many people consider […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Forgiveness”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Forgiveness (Body Empowerment 44)” originally posted October 17, 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 effort to […]

Why I Heart GIRLS & Lena Dunham’s Body

This guest post graciously submitted by Virginia Sole-Smith I’m a little late to this game since the first season of HBO’s GIRLS ended Sunday night. But if, like me, you don’t schedule your life around appointment television, then you’re probably very appreciative of the fact that I waited a respectful three days before blogging about this so as to […]

Dealing with Drama

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Rachel Simmons. Girls + Relationships = Drama. It’s a BFF (best friends forever) betrayal that can leave scars far into adulthood. “When friends break your heart, it’s way worse than if someone of romantic interest breaks up with you,” said Rachel Simmons, the author of several books about girls […]

What’s in a Name? Mindful Eating vs Intuitive Eating vs Competent Eating

Is there a real difference between mindful eating, intuitive eating or any other name internally-regulated eating goes by these days?  It’s an important question in a time when so many people are trying to recover from decades of diet thinking that led them to disordered eating, to the real detriment of their health and happiness. […]

On the Olympics & Body Diversity

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Virginia Sole-Smith  I know, I know, the Olympics ended Sunday (with that weird Spice Girls reunion/closing ceremony). But I was at the beach last week, so these are some late musings. Every four years there is always a lot of talk about how Olympic athletes aren’t like us regular folk, particularly […]

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