Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Thou Shalt Feel Inadequate

Madison Avenue is a very powerful aggression against private consciousness. A demand that you yield your private consciousness to public manipulation. —Marshall McLuhan One primary engine of the modern world is the selling of things, services and ideas. Enormous problems arise for us when we fail to recognize the insidiousness of the advertisements/messages that are […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “EDs = Social Justice Cause”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “EDs = Social Justice Cause (Body Empowerment 50)” originally posted January 16, 2012, 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. […]

I Rise.

As I contemplate my present life and where my life will lead next, I repeatedly return to the idea of reclamation. Body reclamation. For me, reclaiming my body coincides with reclaiming my life. Reclaiming my body – in a myriad of ways – continues to be the single most important commitment I make each day as […]

Mood Swings and Eating Disorders

  Why am I so moody? “Everyone in my family says I’m too moody.”   I hear this all the time from many of my clients with eating disorders.  Mood swings are completely normal for everyone but excessive dieting can increase moodiness in all of us. Fact #1: Guess what?  Restrictive dieting makes us moody […]

Theories Detached: The Perpetual Outsider Within [pow]

January 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image

“We write about and teach about race, gender, and sexuality. We write about class. However much of our writing is a description and analysis of issues. We write more about theory than we do about practice. It is has simply been easier to do theory than to put into real-life practice what we declare as […]

How effective is “fat shaming” in gaining health?

January 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Eating Disorders, HAES, Obesity

While preparing to read this article I took many deep breaths and prepared my research to help promote an honest, respectful, heart centered dialog to get answers to the question; How effective is “fat shaming” in gaining health? Why the deep breaths? Well, I remember when many people felt it was okay to use the […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Resolution vs. Revelation”

January 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured, Recovery, Wellness

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Resolution vs. Revelation (Body Empowerment 49)” originally posted January 2, 2012, 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 an […]

We Are Top 25 Eating Disorder Blogs!

Special thanks to Eating Disorder Hope for nominating Real Deal as Top 25 Eating Disorder blog of 2012. Honored as a top resource for eating disorder treatment, recovery, and awareness.

Flu and eating disorders: stay healthy

* It’s pretty. It’s real. Help your body ward it off.   If you have an eating disorder, whether or not you are in recovery, please know that this flu season holds particular risks for you.  An eating disorder is an illness and therefore compromises your immune system regardless of how you look or how […]

Meditation and Stress-Management Through Ancient Painting Techniques

I recently learned of a style of painting called suiboku-ga or Sumi-e that originated with Zen monks — the artform itself is a meditative practice.  What better stress-management tool could there be?  It employs art, yogic teachings, meditation and mindfulness. With gratitude to a yogi that I have followed for about 8 years named Leza […]

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