Thursday, April 17, 2014

No Upside to Body Comparisons

Once again, I’m grateful to a client for bringing up an issue that too often plagues disregulated eaters: the compulsion to compare your body with that of others. In this, the most fat-phobic, thin-obsessed period in the history of the world, comparison may seem like normal behavior. But, truth is, it’s anything but. My client […]

Thick Skin, Soft Heart: Our Recent Interview with Actor Geno Segers

Geno, thank you so much for being a part of our organization’s mission of building mental fitness in all youth. Can you tell me more about your interest in this work and how it resonates for you? I have always had a close connection to this issue as a couple of my family members suffered […]

awww, you’re so cute!

46% of 9-11 year-olds are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets, and 82% of their families are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets 42% of 1st – 3rd grade girls want to be thinner 51% of 9-10 year old girls feel better about themselves when they are dieting 9% of 9 year olds have vomited […]

Am I an Instrument or an Ornament?

I just read a wonderful article on The Huffington Post. In it, Jennifer Aniston interviewed Gloria Steinem about life and feminism in 2014. It’s full of tons of great information but one especially potent statement stuck with me. Steinem said that women are taught to think of our bodies as ornaments and men are taught […]

Clues to help discover the secret power of your eating disorder

You want to stop acting out your eating disorder, but your good intentions fall by the wayside and you find yourself bingeing or purging or restricting again. What is the secret power that governs your eating disorder behavior? You can use this New Year’s Day as an opportunity to search for clues to solve this […]

The Great Princess Debate: messages on sexuality, body image and relationships

I was 10 years old when Disney’s Aladdin came out in theaters. I grew up on Mickey and adored the music and magic of the full-length feature films, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the more recent (at that time) Little Mermaid. I remember watching a scene in Aladdin in which Jasmine attempted to seduce Jafar […]

@CameronCRussell, Marry Us on #RealDeal!

Cameron … Please consider taking the #RealDeal Pledge. and … Join us in our mission of increasing mental fitness, body esteem and self-acceptance through our evidence-based arts programs in schools. Marry.Us.   ~ Robyn Hussa Farrell, Author / Editor, #RealDeal For those who haven’t yet caught Cameron’s TEDtalk, please watch it here: Blog this!Bookmark on […]

LOST IN ATLANTIS JOINS US FOR AN INTERVIEW

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My names Elisabetha Rosnowski but I like to go by Lizzie. I’m the lead singer for my band Lost in Atlantis. How did you get involved with Lost in Atlantis? Eric (guitarist) and I were previously in a band together. After we both left the band we decided to start our […]

Choosing Love in Politics and Life

 Well, I thought my first post for We Are the Real Deal, one of my favorite sites, would be about healthy relationships or self-empowerment but it turns out something kind of amazing has happened: someone has announced a political campaign based on love and dignity and I want to celebrate that with you today. Marianne […]

Join Fat Talk Free Week 2013!

#RealDeal joins the TRI DELTS in this fabulous prevention program that has shown to enhance body image, self-esteem and tolerance! Fat Talk Free Week 2013! Take the Fat Talk Free Week pledge ! Fat Talk Free® Week is an international, 5-day body activism campaign to draw attention to body image issues and the damaging impact of the […]

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