Thursday, October 27, 2016

@CameronCRussell, Marry Us on #RealDeal!

Cameron … Please consider taking the #RealDeal Pledge. and … Join us in our mission of increasing mental fitness, body esteem and self-acceptance through our evidence-based arts programs in schools. Marry.Us.   ~ Robyn Hussa Farrell, Author / Editor, #RealDeal For those who haven’t yet caught Cameron’s TEDtalk, please watch it here:

Actress Christina DeRosa Comes Out About …

In support of the more than 38 million Americans currently struggling from any of the 6 types of eating disorders* … we are SO PROUD of Christina DeRosa for taking this brave step in coming out about her journey.  Bravo to you, Christina — you are the #RealDeal.  Check out her interview with us, here! ~Robyn […]

Empowered Dating: Loving Yourself, Having a Blast, & Treasuring What’s Important

What does it really mean to be empowered? Confident. Secure. Self-assured. Yes, but also striving, learning, seeking to grow. And even more than that, there can be vulnerability in empowerment. In fact, there can be anything within an empowered person because the essence of empowerment is self-acceptance. A person who accepts herself can learn confidence […]

Weight Stigma and First Lady of the USA

November 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

Last week, progress was made regarding the overt shaming of fat people. Some everyday heroes went to the Office of the First Lady of the United States of America to help educate about the dangers of weight stigma. You wonder, ‘what harm can this do?’, after all we have an obesity epidemic. How would you […]

anger management & the holidays

Shortly after the holidays there is an uptick in people seeking therapy in NYC for anger management. It’s as if many of the feelings we have about family dynamics and relationships lie dormant, like sludge, at the bottom of a calm pond until the holidays burst into our lives like roaring speed-boats stirring up waves […]


Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My names Elisabetha Rosnowski but I like to go by Lizzie. I’m the lead singer for my band Lost in Atlantis. How did you get involved with Lost in Atlantis? Eric (guitarist) and I were previously in a band together. After we both left the band we decided to start our […]


It is said that ignorance is bliss. Perhaps this can be true for the short term, but for the long term, I respectfully disagree. Awareness affords us the opportunity of choice. Choice offers us agency in our lives. Increasing self-awareness allows for more choice and more influence in your life. It’s as simple as that! […]

Our Recent Interview With Actress Christina DeRosa

I am very excited to share my recent interview with award-winning actress Christina DeRosa. Read about her recent work, what motivates her, and how you can lend your support to our nonprofit! ~Robyn Hussa Farrell, Author / Editor #RealDeal, founder of mentalfitness, inc. Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I act most of […]

Is Your Tween Hiding Her Lunch? by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD

REAL GRANDMOM ASKS: My 11 year old granddaughter is hiding her sandwiches and lunchables that are packed for her lunch in her room; sometimes before she even leaves for school. She takes a bite out of the sandwich or lunchable and puts in back in the container and seals it up, then hides it in her […]

Deconstructing Fear

Fear can be a life killer. It really can. I see people struggling with this every day in my therapy practice in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, NYC. And I have no trouble telling my therapy clients that I, too, know what this is like. In fact, it was such experiences in my own life […]

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