Wednesday, April 16, 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 […]

#NEDAwareness 2014 — Eating Disorders Programs for Schools!

This time of year is Eating Disorders Awareness and Love Your Body month!  More than 100 nonprofits come together to raise awareness about eating disorders and healthy body image.  The last week of February is NEDA’s National Eating Disorder Awareness week (#NEDAwareness) and many schools and universities seek content that is safe and effective for […]

Finding the Artist within: Art Therapy and Eating Disorders

Art Therapy has been a powerful and effective coping skill that the eating disorder community has embraced for decades. Art therapy helps and challenges a person to create and to reflect on the process of the art making experience and the art work they create. This process is powerful especially for someone who is suffering […]

No pain, no gain?

The idea of “fitspo” (short for fitspiration / fitness inspiration) has been on my radar for a while and I’m glad that it has received increased attention over the past few months! A huge part of my attempt to address this issue, and the issue of destructive behavior in the fitness world has been the […]

Free Online Eating Psychology Conference, August 5-9. Sign up Information

First Global Online Eating Psychology Conference  August 5-9, 2013. I’m excited to announce that I’m one of the featured experts in the 1st Global Online Eating Psychology Conference.  This conference certainly includes information related to eating disorders, and covers so much more. Men and women are concerned about weight and body image.  How to eat, […]

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 […]

Tools for your Tool Box- In Need of Repair: Perfectionist Thinking and Doing

Tools for your Tool Box – In Need of Repair: Perfectionist Thinking and Doing Not feeling good about yourself often leads to the quest for perfection.  The need for perfection is to establish value or disguise feelings of worthlessness and often woven into the cloth of most eating disorders.  This quest has many pitfalls in […]

Mood Swings and Eating Disorders

  Why am I so moody? “Everyone in my family says I’m too moody.”   I hear this all the time from many of my clients with eating disorders.  Mood swings are completely normal for everyone but excessive dieting can increase moodiness in all of us. Fact #1: Guess what?  Restrictive dieting makes us moody […]

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 […]

On the Olympics & Body Diversity

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Virginia Sole-Smith  I know, I know, the Olympics ended Sunday (with that weird Spice Girls reunion/closing ceremony). But I was at the beach last week, so these are some late musings. Every four years there is always a lot of talk about how Olympic athletes aren’t like us regular folk, particularly […]

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