Sunday, April 20, 2014

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. […]

A Disease of Self Hatred

  On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced that its House of Delegates (against the recommendation of AMA’s own expert committee tasked with studying the issue) “voted to recognize obesity as a disease state with multiple aspects requiring a range of interventions to advance obesity treatment and prevention.”  Several excellent responses […]

Birds-Eye View

The last time I went to Pikes Peak (not far from the place that I now call home), I had no intention of doing anything other than hiking and enjoying the scenery with my husband. Little did I know that I would have two experiences that changed how I feel about the world around me, […]

Calories…Again??

In listening to a radio show discussing the impact of recently-released 2012 school lunch/breakfast regulations, a primary feature of which is the limitation of calories per meal, obviously in response to concern over children’s weights,  it struck me once again how misguided is the focus on calories that public health initiatives continue to have. Certainly, […]

Women over 50 and body image

This was a post from January of this year but I’m revisiting it here after seeing Cindy Bulik’s wonderful piece on CBS about aging women and eating disorders.  After watching so many of my friends over 50 have issues with their bodies I’m very happy to see this getting some attention. Given that I am […]

Even the Thin Can Be Fat

May 4, 2012 by  
Filed under HAES, Nutrition

A Marsha Hudnall blast from the past, re-posted from 2010: When I read the story in the Wall Street Journal entitled “The Scales Can Lie: Hidden Fat,” it took me back to my college days and a friend I remember wondering about.  As I was struggling with my own self-perceived fatness, I remember wondering how […]

Why Weight Loss Is The Wrong Goal

A Marsha Hudnall blast-from-the-past, originally posted September 11, 2009. I own and direct a women’s healthy weight loss retreat.  But I wish women would stop trying to lose weight. No, I don’t want to put myself out of business.  I’d just rather help women set and achieve goals that will really take them where they […]

My Journey Home

As my introductory post for WATRD, I thought I’d share a little about myself and what brings me to this point in life, so that going forward those reading my words might have a better idea of what influences the perspectives I share. I am a thirty-something year old woman who two years ago left […]

Just Sit Back and Allow the Universe to Hold You Awhile

December 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Healthy Coping, Yoga

Borrowed from Robyn Hussa’s Recovery Yoga blog. I recently met Jodi Rubin at an outing for eating disorders clinicians in New York City.  Aside from being a clinician, Jodi creates the curricululm for eating disorders programming at NYU’s Silver School of Social work and is a frequent lecturer.  Below is a guest blog post – something […]

Create a Poetry Jam to Raise Body Acceptance!

Need to improve body image in your school or community? Consider hosting a poetry “jam” — or concert — to help raise awareness encourage others to embrace health at every size. This is a great way to bring together communities through the arts.  In the following example, individuals in recovery from eating disorders were encouraged […]

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