Saturday, November 1, 2014

“Shattered Image”: An Interview with Brian Cuban

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.lauracipulloLLC.com Weight Stigma Awareness week just passed and Laura joined her iaedp NY team at NEDA’s walk for eating disorder awareness this past Sunday. To continue raising awareness, here at EALM we are sharing a very honest and intimate interview with Brian Cuban, lawyer, author of Shattered Image, and brave individual […]

Untangling the eating disorder web

I reflect back to when I was younger and I remember talking with my friends, laughing over music, movies, actors we had crushes on and I remember how much of my childhood was focused on friendships and having fun. I now think about times today and it baffles me how much the focus and conversations […]

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 […]

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. […]

Anorexia in Adults: Psychodynamic Therapy Most Successful

Adults suffering from anorexia find recovery through psychodynamic based psychotherapy. What a joy to see this fact coming into scientific and public awareness. pix* Largest therapy trial worldwide: Psychotherapy treats anorexia effectively Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on LinkedinShare on Posterousshare via RedditShare with StumblersShare on technoratiTumblr itTweet about itSubscribe to the […]

Mirrors and Distorted Body Image by Allison Jupiter, LCSW-R, CEDS

  I thought I would start this post by relating how one of my favorite paintings by Pablo Picasso is similar to the issues many of my patients face.  It is entitled ”Girl Before a Mirror.”  The picture was painted by Picasso about his lover, Marie Therese Walter.  One of the things the picture represents is how differently she sees herself from the […]

The Blessing of Affirmations

When you look in the mirror, what’s the first thing you say to yourself? If you are like most women, it’s not something kind or complimentary. Most of us are WAY too hard on ourselves, and the media doesn’t help with that. Think about it…can you recall ONE company that promotes happiness with what IS […]

How Can You Get Through the Holidays (and Not Go Totally Insane) This Year ?

The holidays are not relaxing and fun for everyone especially those with an eating disorder (E/D).  You may dread the day when the table is completely filled and over-flowing with deliciously home cooked or catered food including the sounds of relatives and loved ones laughing and enjoying themselves.  You are already obsessing about numbers, calories, […]

Self Care and Weight Stigma

Hi all, this will eventually be two separate posts but for now both things are of equal and related (in my world) importance. SELF CARE Last week I went on a retreat called: Deep, Rich and BOLD put on by Thea Sheldon for women who are up to big things. I laid down some pain I’d been holding […]

Dads and Daughters: In Preparation for Father’s Day

I was on the phone with a friend last week and we were talking about my blog.  She asked if I was going to write a blog post for Fat Her’s Day.  I had no idea what she was talking about.  She said, “Oh you know Deah, how you play with words all the time?  […]

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