Sunday, May 24, 2015

Are Scare Tactics Causing More Harm Than Good?

How to live in a processed world and make right choices. Do scare tactics work? I know the new documentary Fed Up declares that scare tactics have worked for decreasing tobacco sales. Personally, I worry that scare tactics will actually contribute to more fat shaming, diet shaming and finger pointing. I was really surprised that […]

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.MomDishesItOut.com   Just like the series of books by Laura Numeroff , if you give a kid a cupcake, there’s more meaning in that one cupcake than just the fact of being a cupcake! In our “Something More Than Fish” blog post, we discussed a similar concept. Today, however, we’re using […]

Relationships Require Emotional Creativity

When you think about the hard, dreary, and painful aspects of your romantic relationship, you probably don’t think to yourself—“I need to be more emotionally creative.” But that is the case—that is, if you want to stop being part of the problem and instead become part of the solution. couples therapy as creative work Human […]

Miss District of Columbia USA 2010, MacKenzie Green, opens up about online bullying

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is MacKenzie Green.  I guess most people may know me as former Miss District of Columbia USA 2010.  I was not a pageant girl growing up; I was a jock, former Junior Olympian and D1 athlete, so entering in to the world of pageantry […]

This Year’s Goal: Learn To Love Your Body

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.yourtango.com/experts/laura-cipullo, It’s a brand new year. Typically, we start January with ambitious new year’s resolutions that we may or may not have real success with. This year I ask you to step out of the traditional box and resolve to forgo the gimmicky “I will’s.” Instead, I urge you to join […]

Interview with actress Julia Cho: I am forging my own path

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I am an actor, an American-born child of Korean immigrant parents, and a native of Los Angeles. I am also a founding member of Artists at Play, a theatre-producing collective based in L.A. that presents work by Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists.   Can you […]

Challenging the Thin Ideal

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.psychologytoday.com/blog/eating-mindfully Approximately 50-70% of adolescent girls report feeling dissatisfied with their body. This dissatisfaction has been associated with a number of negative consequences including increased negative affect, decreased physical activity, and eating disorders. Exposure to media portraying the thin ideal of beauty has emerged as a cause of body dissatisfaction. Cognitive […]

What Do You Think You Deserve

Do you often eat food that isn’t good for you and that you’re not hungry for because you insist, “Well, why shouldn’t I eat it? I deserve it.” Truth is, when you feel truly deserving of good things, you don’t think this way. Yes, you do deserve to eat yummy foods, but with entitled eating, […]

News Flash: The AND Recommendations Feature Ellyn Satter’s Model

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.momdishesitout.com We are all inundated with nutrition messages. Messages range from our pediatricians to our mom friends, and of course from the media. Just last month, AND released their position paper on nutrition guidance for healthy children ages two through eleven. Well in 1999, I was introduced to the works of […]

Emotional Re-Activity

One thing I have noticed working with eating disorders is how much the emotional re-activity of someone affects their thoughts, actions and their body sensations.  The eating disorder behavior whether it be through restricting, purging, over exercising, or binging is usually an emotional reaction to a triggering event. I often hear stories of people or […]

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