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Lil Wayne, S.W.A.G and The Nothing: Marketing Rape Culture to Communities of Color is a Never Ending Story(Trigger Warning Graphic Images)

February 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Activism, Featured, Politics

Commercial Hip Hop has became a desolate land where “bandz will make her dance”, sex addiction is celebrated in lyrics like “Yeah I like to F*ck! I got a f*ckin problem”, and if there is a room full of liquor, well… dive in! Ours is a world where everyone is too sex crazed and Ciroc high […]

Welcome your humanity

  “Some things you must always be unable to bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame. Not for kudos and not for cash — Just refuse to bear them.” William Faulkner.

The Day After: Mindfully Eating Chocolate

Do you have a box of chocolates calling your name the day after Valentine’s Day?  Or has it already been enjoyed?  Notice my choice of verbs there — I’m subtly conveying the pleasure we can get from something as simple as chocolate. Now the words chocolate and simple may not be words you often pair […]

New Program to Educate Coaches and Trainers About Disordered Eating, Exercise Addiction and Optimal Health

NORMAL is proud to announce our collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health STRIPED program in creating the Think.Eat.Play program to educate coaches and trainers about optimal health for female athletes.  Think.Eat.Play will raise awareness about healthy body image, stress-management, disordered eating, eating disorders, exercise addiction, female athlete triad, effective sport’s nutrition and the dangers […]

Mixed Nuts

Like a can of mixed nuts! That’s how I feel about Valentine’s Day. When I was growing up, those cans of Planter’s Mixed Nuts® would magically appear once or twice a year in the living room. At first glance, they looked like the regular dark blue can of roasted salted peanuts, easy for me to […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Support Systems”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Support Systems (Body Empowerment 52)” originally posted February 20, 2012, 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 […]

i think your avatar is better than my avatar

The study was done and Facebook envy is, indeed, real. Perhaps you have already suspected this to be so, perhaps you have already experienced this to be so. The German study, “Envy on Facebook: A Hidden Threat to Users’ Life Satisfaction?,” states that Facebook produces, “a basis for social comparison and envy on an unprecedented scale,” […]

It’s 2013…But Eating Disorder Patients Continue to Fight For Coverage

This blog has been re-posted from the Kantor & Kantor Eating Disorder Law Blog: Securing insurance benefits for the treatment of an eating disorder can be an extensive battle. This battle often comes in the form of repeated denials, being told you can “be safely treated at a lower level of care,” appeals, and even […]

Be Your Own Valentine: Accept Yourself, No Exceptions

Be Your Own Valentine: Accept Yourself, No Exceptions Once upon a time, in a land far far away, when I was a boy-crazy, school girl, Valentine’s Day seemed like a very harmless “holiday”. Valentine’s Day meant a day of classroom parties, funny little valentines, and lots of sweet treats. I remember Valentine’s Day being full […]

Function over Form- how to engage in body image work

February 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured, Pregnancy, Self Esteem, Wellness

While I was training on my internship in Upstate New York, I had the privilege of working with the most incredible woman, Dr. Melissa Fallon. She was wise and wonderful, a beautiful soul who would become a mentor and hero to me that year and beyond. We ran a Body Image group with the college […]

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