Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Low-Fat Love 101: Listening to Our Kids’ Music

Just a couple of nights ago I took my 12-year-old daughter, Madeline, to a One Direction concert. We bought her the tickets more than half a year ago as a much hoped-for holiday present. Madeline is obsessed with One Direction. No exaggeration; she is absolutely obsessed. Her room is plastered with their posters and filled […]

Free Online Eating Psychology Conference, August 5-9. Sign up Information

First Global Online Eating Psychology Conference  August 5-9, 2013. I’m excited to announce that I’m one of the featured experts in the 1st Global Online Eating Psychology Conference.  This conference certainly includes information related to eating disorders, and covers so much more. Men and women are concerned about weight and body image.  How to eat, […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Emasculation & Race with Justin Woo”

June 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Activism, Body Image, Featured, Guys

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Emasculation & Race with Justin Woo (Body Empowerment 73)” originally posted January 7, 2013, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In this video, guest Justin Woo talks about his experience with feeling emasculated and the impact on his body image as an Asian […]

A Disease of Self Hatred

  On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced that its House of Delegates (against the recommendation of AMA’s own expert committee tasked with studying the issue) “voted to recognize obesity as a disease state with multiple aspects requiring a range of interventions to advance obesity treatment and prevention.”  Several excellent responses […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Drop In & Grow It with Ayo Cummings”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Drop In & Grow It with Ayo Cummings (Body Empowerment 72)” originally posted December 17, 2012, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In this video, guest Ayo Cummings talks about her experience growing up in a predominantly white community, attending a historically black […]

Rebel Your Way Out of Misery. Here’s How

Adversity may be inevitable but misery is optional. This goes along with the saying: “Adversity is a great teacher.”   You may not learn much from misery. But the burden of misery can become more than you can or are willing to be.  Then you rebel.

Finding the Joy in Eating: An Experiment

In a recent post on our blog A Weight Lifted, Darla Breckenridge, psychologist and behavioral leader at Green Mountain at Fox Run, shared some thoughts on how we can change our brain with mindfulness.  The overall thrust of the post was that how we repeatedly react to emotional situations causes actual structural changes in the […]

Could You Avoid Mirrors for 1 Year? Kjerstin Gruys Did

This past May sociology PhD candidate Kjerstin Gruys released the memoir “Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall:  How I learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at it for a Year.”  The book chronicled Gruys endeavor into wedding dress shopping, something that ended with her owning four possible wedding dresses.  This experience, and her recovery […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Enhancing vs. Escaping”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Enhancing vs. Escaping (Body Empowerment 71)” originally posted December 2, 2012, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In this video, Caroline talks about the notion of enhancement versus escape – do we make choices to escape from ourselves or to authentically enhance our […]

How Do You Define Beauty?

Merriam-Webster defines beauty as “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.” Pythagoras and Euclid attribute beauty to the geometric concept of the Golden Ratio (a+b is to a as a is to b). Science has even backed up the idea that this physical symmetry seems […]

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