Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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 […]

Breathe to Relieve Stress!

December 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured, Mindfulness, Yoga

You’d never think it, but breathing exercises are great (and easy) ways to manage stress, stay balanced and find more joy in life.  Here are a few fun facts that might help you take a moment to breathe even deeper next time …  (Excerpts borrowed from my Eating Disorder Recovery Yoga blog and Healthy Selfitude) Benefits […]

If only I could have been this 16 year old

May 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Role Models

Meet Andre’a. A 16 year old girl who reached out to me and asked me to watch her video. As I watched, I kept thinking about why some of us seem to be naturally confident, self assured and acceptant of themselves, while the vast majority linger around in self loathing for a lifetime. So is […]

We Are The Real Deal Voted Best Body Image Blog

April 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Activism

Ashley Solomon, Psy.D created the Nourishing Body Image Awards to honor those individuals and organizations that make a difference in enhancing the way that each of looks at our bodies, minds, and souls. Pretty nifty cause. Below are ALL the winners, take a peek through, you’ll find some awesome sites to keep you kickin’ some […]

Of Fatness and False Benevolence

March 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

Kim Bensen and Meme Roth are individually building careers out of harming fat people and calling it “help”. Their methods differ, but the game is the same.

The commonality between Bensen and Roth and others like them is an egocentric delusion. Each believes she has the one and only true answer to the “obesity problem”. They see themselves as crusaders; Florence Nightingales to the fat masses who can’t seem to help themselves, poor things.

But their “concern” for fat people is a sham – and not even the messiahs themselves are able to see it. To recognize it, and further to admit it, would shatter their apparently delicate psyches.

But I think it’s time to call the bullshitters on their phony benevolence, to bring into question their misguided “aid”. Let’s pull away the downy baby blankets that protect their deeper motivations to wage war on other people’s bodies.

Twitter Madness

January 13, 2010 by  
Filed under HAES

With permission, I borrowed the idea for this post from Judith Matz, LCSW, blogger at Diet Survivors Group and co-author of The Diet Survivor’s Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care. At another point, I’ll share some of the wisdom from that book but it was the wisdom in her post Magazine Madness that […]

Revisiting Use of the Word “Obese”

December 3, 2009 by  
Filed under HAES, Obesity

A while ago, Kim wrote a post about using the word “obese.” The gist of it was that although the definition of the word as it is commonly used is based on shaky ground — the body mass index (BMI) — why can’t we reclaim the word and use it the way we want.  (Hope […]

… So”Fat Acceptance” is OK to Say, but “Overweight” is Bad?!

October 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Fat Acceptance

Forgive me for sounding naïve here (and I realize I might get flamed for my “naïveté”) but why is the term “fat acceptance” an established and regarded expression, but yet the word “overweight” upsets so many in the movement? There are very few words in the English language that rile me up as much as […]

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