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Low-Fat Love 101: A Single Gal’s Guide to New Year’s Eve

December 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Empowerment, Self Esteem

New Year’s Eve can be a difficult time for many people. In this spirit, for New Year’s Eve 2012 I wrote an op-ed called “The Single Gal’s Guide to New Year’s Eve” which was published in the Montreal Gazette and then picked up by numerous online blogs and media sources. I’m sharing that article here […]

The Great Princess Debate: messages on sexuality, body image and relationships

I was 10 years old when Disney’s Aladdin came out in theaters. I grew up on Mickey and adored the music and magic of the full-length feature films, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the more recent (at that time) Little Mermaid. I remember watching a scene in Aladdin in which Jasmine attempted to seduce Jafar […]

Eight Amazing and Achievable Wishes with Recovery

Bulimia knocked me out of college. Amazed now that I made it as far as junior. Years later I went back, finished my degree and got a graduate degree and a professional license as well. Just keep going for your recovery and all else will fall into place. Recovery is the key.  See Eight Wishes: […]

The Trick Is Not “Not Minding”

Gaius Mucius is at the center of this story about conquering pain. As a young Roman in the 6th Century B.C. he was captured and threatened with being burned alive. To prove his courage, he stuck his right hand into the fire until it burned, thereby losing his right hand and earning the name “Scaevola” […]

A Healthy Holiday Season During Eating Disorder Recovery

It’s that time of the year again! The holiday season is here. Unfortunately, for those who are overcoming years of disordered eating, the holidays can be a real struggle. Food is often at the forefront of almost every holiday celebration and the bounty of calorie rich foods often trigger a fear of weight gain. As […]

The Invisible Line: Finding your voice and setting your boundaries

Boundaries and assertiveness for many people  these words bring upon anxiety, fear and represent a negative task. For many people the ability to stand up for their inner needs and wants can be very difficult. Often times many people I encounter hold many of their emotions and thoughts within themselves. I know especially for the […]

Hope For The Holidays

The holidays can be a very magical and special time for many people around the world but for others the holidays equate stress, anxiety, sadness or anger. This can be for a variety of reasons, familial issues, relationship issues, money issues, health issues the list goes on. For some reason the holiday season is the […]

Low-Fat Love 101: 10 Tips for Surviving and Thriving over the Holidays without Relatives or a Partner

Many consider Thanksgiving the kick-off of holiday season. For many, it’s a difficult time. Holidays are touted as a time for family. Commercials, made-for-television movies and the images we see throughout popular culture and our own communities all reinforce that happy holidays are spent around a large dining room table with extended family, or snuggling […]

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