Friday, October 31, 2014

Eating disorder recovery: using inspirational guides

Inspiring quotes and images can open your mind, invigorate your heart, refresh your soul and inspire your creative path.  You need all this to stay courageous and committed on your path to your eating disorder recovery. Here are some quotes to help you on your way.  Use them in your journal and in your meditations. […]

Body Image Myths and the Last Accepted Prejudice

A lot of us spend a lot of time consuming media from all directions. Print, online, video, audio. We are bombarded with messages about how we are supposed to look. For women, the pressure to achieve the ideal female body image is powerful. All-around we are shown images of hyper-slim, either tall or petite, large […]

Interview: How Model Brian Shimansky Creates Better Living Space

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I was born and raised in New Jersey, and I’ve been modeling for six years, I’m currently with Soul Artist Management in New York.  Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events that you are working on? Lookout for a new Versace […]

Interview with host, Jackie Hollywood: Love What You Do

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is Jackie Palatnikov (most people know me as Jackie Hollywood), I’m 25 years old, originally from San Francisco but currently living in West Hollywood. I’ve been working in the entertainment industry for 7 years now, mostly in radio, but have done my share of […]

An Exclusive Interview with Feminist Patricia Leavy about Receiving a National Creativity Award

Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. is an independent scholar and novelist (formerly Associate Professor of Sociology, Founding Director of Gender Studies and Chairperson of Sociology & Criminology at Stonehill College). She has published sixteen books including the best-sellers Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice (Guilford Press, 2009, 2015) and novels American Circumstance (Sense Publishers, 2013) and Low-Fat […]

NBA Scout, Stephen Gertz, talks about being positive and listening to one another

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is Stephen Gertz. I am a regional NBA scout for E.V. Hoops (based in Philadelphia). Although, I should specify that I’ll be officially starting this fall when the 2014-2015 NCAA season begins. Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events […]

Cityline host, Tracy Moore, talks about stress management techniques and being the change

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I host Cityline, the longest running lifestyle show in Canada.   Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events that you are working on? I am very excited to be working on TIFF as a live reporter as well as a brand […]

What’s Your Normal?

If you’re being emotionally, verbally, physically or sexually abused by your partner, you’ll likely have difficulty becoming a “normal” eater because of what you accept as “normal” in your domestic life. Several points about such misperceived normalcy were made in Time magazine (9/22/14) after the release of the video of NFL player Ray Rice beating […]

Use Inspirational Quotes as Recovery Tools

“Don’t let anyone steal your dream. It’s your dream, not theirs.” – Dan Zadra Sometimes you feel lost or stuck in your recovery work. Your eating disorder spreads a heavy mist over your feelings, your thoughts and your daily activities.  Your usual “go to” places and people that bring you support seem unavailable or unappealing. […]

codependency & personal power

Far too many people have learned to automatically and habitually give away their personal power. Without realizing what they’re doing, they repeatedly idealize other people (particularly authority figures and romantic interests) and then subjugate themselves to those people. Other patterns that often accompany this codependent relational style include: Difficulty in being assertive and in advocating […]

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