Friday, July 29, 2016

Interview with Leading Joffrey Ballet Dancer, Dylan Gutierrez

Our Editor, Robyn Hussa Farrell, sat down with Dylan to capture his #RealDeal story…     Please tell us about yourself and what you do?    My name is Dylan Gutierrez. I am a leading ballet dancer for The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago where I have danced for 7 seasons. I trained at the Los Angeles […]

#RealDeal Editor Shares New Recovery Yoga Site!

Hey #RealDeal followers!  I’m launching a new site for those in recovery called “NOURISH Recovery Yoga” — a place where you’ll find the latest facts and research about yoga / mindfulness / meditation.  My goal is to create and share online tools and resources to assist those in the recovery process — there’s also a few prevention programs […]

Knowing the Difference Between Prodctivity and Creativity

So many dysregulated eaters are also folks who feel a pressing need to stay busy all the time. Not just busy doing anything old thing, mind you, but filling their time with properly productive endeavors. Sadly, many are potentially or highly creative individuals who have let their need to be productive co-opt their creativity. In […]

An Exclusive 20-Question Interview with Author Patricia Leavy about 20th Book Release

Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. is an independent sociologist and best-selling author. She has published twenty books, earning critical and commercial success in both nonfiction and fiction. A bona fide publishing maven, she is also the creator and editor for seven book series with Oxford University Press and Sense Publishers. She’s also a blogger for The Huffington […]

Eating Is Not a Life Skill

A client who’s recovering from alcoholism mentioned in a session that when she was anxious, she really, really, really craved a drink. We talked about how having a drink would affect her afterward—the shame and remorse she’d feel—and how, by drinking, she’d really, really, really be missing an opportunity to practice crucial life skills. Addictions […]

When You Can’t Get What You Really Want, You Eat

When dysregulated eaters think they can’t get what they really want in life, they too often turn to food. They’re not hungry (not a smidge!), but end up on a mission to find something edible to satisfy them. And heaven help anyone who gets in their way. I know just what this process is like […]

Don’t Let Regrets Stress You Out or Push You Toward Food

Many people get hung up on regrets. What they wish they’d had or done takes up more real estate in their heads than the lives they’re currently living. To dwell in regret is like walking down a street looking backwards. While making yourself miserable, you miss the only part of your life that matters: now. […]

What If Anxious Eating is About Things Insignificant and Inconsequential

A while ago, imagine my surprise when I turned left at an intersection and went through a red light. (I expected the yellow light to become a green turn arrow as it usually did at this intersection). Knowing the intersection has a red-light camera, I figured I’d probably receive a ticket. Immediately, feeling anxiety rising, […]

An Intimate Interview with Author Patricia Leavy about her New Novel Blue

An Intimate Interview with Author Patricia Leavy about her New Novel Blue, Inclusivity and Using Our Voices Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. is an independent scholar and best-selling author. She has published nineteen books, earning critical and commercial success in both nonfiction and fiction. She is the creator and editor for five book series with Oxford University […]

Hiking as a metaphor

“Stupid hiking sticks! Why do you keep breaking?!” I said frustrated while beginning a hike. I had attempted three times to find a hiking stick and peel the bark off. The first two attempts left me with a broken stick that was of no use. I was trying to get the bark off by whacking […]

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