Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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. […]

Improving Body Dissatisfaction

Our view of our bodies is not fixed as you might think. The way people think about their overweight bodies may be due to the size and weight of people around them. Or so says a new-1.3 million person study from the University of California-Boulder. According to a Journal of Health and Social Behavior study […]

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 […]

Beyonce, Thank You for Making Feminism Cool Again

If you saw the 2014 VMAs, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Beyonce closed the show and brought the house down with an incredible performance. It was everything from avant garde, to provocative, to unabashedly sexy, to touching. Besides her obvious, and stunning talent and beauty the underlying message was loud and clear, “I […]

Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2014 “I’m a Model and I’m Not Popular”

We met up with Megan Ducharm, Miss Kentucky Teen, for a #RealDeal interview. It pisses me off that I have to be famous or naked to get noticed. Famous is unrealistic and naked won’t happen unless someone bribes me with an ever-regenerating Michelin Man made of sprinkled donuts. And no one would even want to see […]

The Body Image Revolution

Something revolutionary happened this week. A woman posted a photograph of herself in her underwear on the Internet. Although there are thousands of pictures of women in their underwear on-line (and in magazines, catalogs, television, billboards, etc…), this picture was different. It was different because this woman is fat. Stella Boonshoft is an 18 year-old […]

Renovation of our minds: How to transform your mind to think more positively.

Therapists work with many different types of people, people whose stories and struggle are each different and unique. One common thing I have noticed as a therapist is how powerful our thoughts truly are. Thoughts can either be your best friend or the toughest meanest bully you can ever encounter. The power however is in […]

How Can We Eliminate Fat Chat Forever?

I’ve wondered about this since I was in eighth grade. I stood in the lunchroom after school waiting for the bus by myself. None of my few friends were on a late bus so I was alone. Carla* sauntered up with Kerri*, who had the same birthday as me. I was wearing my brand new […]

#RealDeal Catches Up With Eric Hennig

We caught up with Eric Hennig, actor and artist, who shared his thoughts on stress-management, beauty and … body image. ~Robyn Hussa Farrell, Editor #RealDeal Eric, can you tell us a bit about who you are / what you do and what got you interested in working in the arts / entertainment industry?  What was […]

How to Disrupt Eating Disorder Patterns to Better Your Life

Do you want a more interesting life filled with projects you care about and people you enjoy being with? Your own efficient routines may be getting in your way. Here’s how to find opportunity doors in your life. Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on LinkedinShare on Posterousshare via RedditShare with StumblersShare on […]

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