Thursday, July 31, 2014

How to love your body. No Seriously!!

I see many different lists of how to love your body and improve body image. These lists are often filled with beautiful affirmations and postivity however for many people struggling with negative body image or deep insecurities with their body, affirmations are not enough. I created a simple list of ways to start to challenge […]

The Complexity of Wanting

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do, but what I hate, I do. St. Paul, Romans 7:15, New International Version How many times have you found yourself in a state of wanting what you don’t want to be wanting? Too many to count? Welcome to […]

Welcome your humanity

  “Some things you must always be unable to bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame. Not for kudos and not for cash — Just refuse to bear them.” William Faulkner. Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on LinkedinShare on Posterousshare via RedditShare with StumblersShare on technoratiTumblr itTweet about itSubscribe to the […]

New Program to Educate Coaches and Trainers About Disordered Eating, Exercise Addiction and Optimal Health

NORMAL is proud to announce our collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health STRIPED program in creating the Think.Eat.Play program to educate coaches and trainers about optimal health for female athletes.  Think.Eat.Play will raise awareness about healthy body image, stress-management, disordered eating, eating disorders, exercise addiction, female athlete triad, effective sport’s nutrition and the dangers […]

addiction & mindfulness

There are layers of emotional pain that underlie addiction. Thus, recovery from addiction requires that we learn to manage and deal effectively (i.e. in healthy and growthful ways) with emotional pain, rather than trying to numb ourselves or escape from it via addictive substances/activities. Let’s pause for a moment to think about and reflect on […]

The Variety of Addictive Experiences

We welcome Chris Kingman, LCSW to the Real Deal as a regular Contributor with this post!  WATRD Editor.  Taking an historical perspective often illuminates complexity while simultaneously deepening our understanding of the subject in question. In thinking about addiction, it is valuable to remind ourselves that human beings have been failing miserably in their attempts […]

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