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Eating Disorders Research

February 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Advocacy, Eating Disorders

Given that it is national Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) here in the USA I’m doing my part to raise awareness of so many of the issues. A big one is Eating Disorders Research…or the lack thereof. We have some wonderful people around the world doing some fantastic work in the field and for those […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Compassion (For Every Year)”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “‘Compassion (For Every Year)’ (Body Empowerment 54)” originally posted March 19, 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 […]

What the Heck is Gender Inclusivity?

A December 2012 search on Amazon.com for “eating disorders” revealed the following: out of thirty books, only five were authored or co-authored by men. Take away the more academic writings such as clinical handbooks or guides tailored to professionals and only include books written for a general consumer audience (such as parental guides, self-help books, […]

10 Things You Can Do to Promote Eating Disorder Awareness

In support of Eating Disorder Awareness month across the nation, we compiled a list of 10 things you can do in your own community. 1.  Circulate this sheet about Disordered Eating and Living to your friends and help CHANGE the norm in our culture away from disordered lifestyles!  Most importantly, know the Warning Signs that signal […]

Fashion Weak

Every February New York City hosts an international extravaganza of fashion.  Year after year despite an increasing amount of public protest and outrage about the lack of size diversity of the models, the images associated with Fashion Week remain unchanged.  Recently, however,  Israel decided to ban models who have BMI’s under 18.5%, Denmark  is considering […]

The virtual mind, body, and spirit connection in conversation

Our blog is a good starting point for conversations but the real deal comes when we gather together, face-to-face — in mind, body and spirit. Engaging dialogue allows us to talk with one another unscripted, unedited, messy, with real spirit energy. To make this happen for a real conversation about body image call Robyn Hussa […]

Yoga Strengthens My Core

I admit it – I LOVE Yoga! Incorporating it into my daily life has empowered me to stand tall and speak from the heart. As you may know, yoga is a very personal practice which makes one stretch myself past their limits, physically and mentally.  Practicing yoga encourages me to persevere and ignore negative thoughts; it […]

Meet Matt Wetsel, the Newest WATRD Contributor

Hello, Real Deal readers! My name is Matt Wetsel and I wanted to introduce myself as one of the newest contributors to ‘We Are the Real Deal.’ I’m excited by the premises and guidelines of the Real Deal pledge, and I’m looking forward to adding my own experience and voice to the already excellent body […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Denial”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Denial (Body Empowerment 53)” originally posted March 5, 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 effort to […]

Family Based Therapy (FBT) Summary by Becky Henry 2013

Family Based Therapy (FBT) Summary by Becky Henry 2013 – Thanks to Sharon Heywood at Adios Barbie for asking me to write my interpretations of this treatment model for her blog.  Back in 2002, after two years of trying desperately to get my daughter’s eating disorder diagnosed we finally had the EDNOS diagnosis. I was relieved and thought […]

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