Wednesday, October 16, 2019

e=mc²

Energy = Mass x Speed of Light (in a vacuum) squared What is energy? Intensity or vitality of action or expression. All energy can be transformed or converted into different types of energy. Energy can also be refocused. The laws of physics state that total energy remains the same while only the type and focus […]

can pregnancy trigger an old eating disorder?

Ask the expert: I recovered from an eating disorder but worry pregnancy could trigger it. How can I prevent that? by Jodi Rubin, ACSW, LCSW (reprinted with permission from Seleni Institute, a nonprofit organization based in New York City that provides care, information and research support central to women’s reproductive and maternal mental health and well-being.) […]

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,” […]

fitness professionals can help those struggling with eating disorders

Eating disorders have always been my passion. They have been my specialty since I began my LCSW private practice more than a decade ago. Over the years, I’ve directed a program for eating disorders, currently teach a curriculum I created on eating disorders at NYU’s Graduate School of Social Work, and have done a few […]

honor yourself

I can’t believe that it has taken me until now to write about “honoring yourself.” If you know me at all, you know that this is an immense part of my personal ethos. So let’s go there! Among other things, “honor” has been a tenet of religion (e.g.: honor your father and your mother) and […]

Dancing at the Shame Prom

Shame is an internal, insidious experience that lives in the body. It can be one of the most devastating emotions because it often leads to isolation, which can then increase the entrenchment. Shame and bodily shame have been strongly associated with eating disorders and, in my experience, oftentimes prevents those suffering from seeking the help […]

nourish your soul

Let’s begin with OM. According to Miriam-Webster, OM \ˈōm\ originates from 1788 Sanskrit. OM is a mantra consisting of the sound \ˈōm\ and used in contemplation of ultimate reality. In meditation, it is common to chant this mantra as a way to achieve a state of total awareness of your surroundings and your self, yet absent of […]

if mother nature didn’t like curves, she would’ve made the world flat

Entertainment, fashion, advertising and other industries have an uncanny way of making both men and women feel their bodies are unacceptable. They capitalize upon the insatiable desires to obtain the unobtainable, that is the ideas of perfection that are splashed before our eyes in film, television, magazines, the internet, etc. Then… every so often a […]

it’s okay to wobble, just don’t fall down

Flashback to the 1970′s. Magic 8 Ball, Pet Rock, Silly String, Lite-Brite, Etch-A-Sketch, Mastermind and of course, Weebles. “Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down.” You may even remember the commercial! They’re still around, 40+ years and counting! Weebles are egg-shaped and bottom weighted so no matter what goes on around them, whether they are pushed, […]

\in-ˈten(t)-shən\

intention – \in-ˈten(t)-shən\ – a determination to act in a certain way : resolve American dancer and choreographer, Martha Graham, said that “first we have to believe, and then we believe.” Having conscious intention, determination and a belief in ourselves, allows us to align our personal value system with our actions. Why is that important? Because when our […]

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