Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Dr. Who? Day 4 NEDA Week

February 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Featured

I used to watch the show Dr. Who religiously!  I LOVED it.  And I just returned from presenting at the Popular Culture Association Regional Conference in New Mexico on Healthism and Weight Stigma where they had three hour seminars on Dr. Who!!!  But for those of you who don’t know who Dr. Who is…that is […]

Day 3 NEDA Week: Count Your Blah Blahssings Baby!!

February 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders

Count you Blah Blah Blessings Baby! If you are like most people, you thrive on positive reinforcement and disintegrate just a bit each time you are shamed or told you are wrong. So why do we give our power over to negative reinforcements like scales, diet companies, and the fashion industry which profit from telling […]

Am I an Instrument or an Ornament?

I just read a wonderful article on The Huffington Post. In it, Jennifer Aniston interviewed Gloria Steinem about life and feminism in 2014. It’s full of tons of great information but one especially potent statement stuck with me. Steinem said that women are taught to think of our bodies as ornaments and men are taught […]

Hola Barbie

February 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

Hola Barbie In case you haven’t heard the latest word, Sports Illustrated (SI) infamous for it’s yearly Swimsuit Issue (SI) announced that along with the real life human models that are airbrushed and photo shopped in order to look like perfect Barbie Dolls, they are including a swimsuit photo spread using “real life” (plastic) Barbies.  […]

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: A Call To ACTION!

Many people do not know that there is such a thing as National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  On February 23-March 1 is NEDA week. This week is important for many reasons, yet is rarely acknowledged in our culture. Eating disorders are commonly looked down upon, and I feel a big reason is because they are misunderstood. […]

What do you love about your body?

Men and women spend an enormous amount of time using negative self-talk to minimize, judge and criticize themselves. Most people aren’t even aware of how incessantly this internal tyrannical tape plays. Think about it in your own life – how much negative self-talk to you engage in? If you engage in any, it’s already too […]

Hollywood Designer Michael Shirley, a #RealDeal Interview

February 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

I was fortunate to get a few minutes to catch up with celebrity designer Michael Shirley. Find out what motivates this creative powerhouse and learn how he rebounded from a disappointment to come back stronger than before. Robyn Hussa Farrell, Editor, #Real Deal Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is Michael Shirley, […]

Spinning Women’s Real Stories into Novels: An Interview with Author Patricia Leavy

February 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

Patricia Leavy is the author of the new novel, American Circumstance (Sense Publishers, 2013), the follow up to her break-out novel, Low-Fat Love. American Circumstance is a quick read that seems simple at first but is fraught with subtlety and one suspects a second read would offer as much as the first. The book explores […]

When Food Is No Longer the Center of Your Life

Although many disregulated eaters yearn for the day when food is no longer the center of their lives, my experience is that when this happens, they experience substantial disquiet within. Much as they’ve waited for food to be just nourishment, they’re not sure what to do with all the open space in their minds—and their […]

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