Saturday, April 19, 2014

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 […]

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: A Call To ACTION!

Many people do not know that there is such a thing as National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  On February 23-March 1 is NEDA week. This week is important for many reasons, yet is rarely acknowledged in our culture. Eating disorders are commonly looked down upon, and I feel a big reason is because they are misunderstood. […]

Finding the Artist within: Art Therapy and Eating Disorders

Art Therapy has been a powerful and effective coping skill that the eating disorder community has embraced for decades. Art therapy helps and challenges a person to create and to reflect on the process of the art making experience and the art work they create. This process is powerful especially for someone who is suffering […]

Love Limbs Limitations

May 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

Love Your Limbs Limitations Merriam-webster.com defines limb as “the expanded portion of an organ or structure” and here we will look at how the media structure teaches us that our Limbs have the capacity to be “perfect”. Media teaches us what is “normal” based on limitless possibilities created by technology and digital graphics that mask […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Body Ownership & Citizenship”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Body Ownership & Citizenship (Body Empowerment 65)” originally posted September 3, 2012, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In this video, Caroline seeks to spark a discussion about body ownership in relation to nationality, government, and citizenship. About BODY EMPOWERMENT: Founded in 2008, “Body […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Movement”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Movement (Body Empowerment 62)” originally posted July 16, 2012, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In this video, Caroline talks about intuitive movement, and really listening to our bodies desires for movements, rather than imposing what our brains – or the media! – […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Emotions & Food”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Emotions & Food (Body Empowerment 60)” originally posted June 18, 2012, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In this video, Caroline interviews her father on Father’s Day about his thoughts and experience with emotional eating. About BODY EMPOWERMENT: Founded in 2008, “Body Empowerment” is […]

Bodies Die But Connect Spirits Forever

My birthday has never been celebrated in the traditional sense because there was always a Lent and Easter celebration. I suppose as a child I felt left out but as an adult my birthday is meaningful in a non traditional way. A long time ago I started a tradition of giving my mother a gift […]

Welcome your humanity

  “Some things you must always be unable to bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame. Not for kudos and not for cash — Just refuse to bear them.” William Faulkner. Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on LinkedinShare on Posterousshare via RedditShare with StumblersShare on technoratiTumblr itTweet about itSubscribe to the […]

Tools for your Tool Box- In Need of Repair: Perfectionist Thinking and Doing

Tools for your Tool Box – In Need of Repair: Perfectionist Thinking and Doing Not feeling good about yourself often leads to the quest for perfection.  The need for perfection is to establish value or disguise feelings of worthlessness and often woven into the cloth of most eating disorders.  This quest has many pitfalls in […]

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