Monday, December 5, 2016

Contrary to Popular Belief – Men, Also Suffer from Eating Disorders

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.lauracipullollc.com. Many people believe that the majority of individuals with eating disorders are female. However, recent studies are showing that this is not the case. Males, also, suffer from eating disorders. In fact, the amount of men facing an eating disorder may surprise you. The National Institute of Mental Health has […]

Day 3 NEDA Week: Count Your Blah Blahssings Baby!!

February 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders

Count you Blah Blah Blessings Baby! If you are like most people, you thrive on positive reinforcement and disintegrate just a bit each time you are shamed or told you are wrong. So why do we give our power over to negative reinforcements like scales, diet companies, and the fashion industry which profit from telling […]

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. […]

Mixed Nuts

Like a can of mixed nuts! That’s how I feel about Valentine’s Day. When I was growing up, those cans of Planter’s Mixed Nuts® would magically appear once or twice a year in the living room. At first glance, they looked like the regular dark blue can of roasted salted peanuts, easy for me to […]

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 […]

Yoplait pulls commercial after being deemed triggering for eating disorders

June 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Body Image

I heard the news of this commercial Yoplait commercial that was pulled after receiving pressure from the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) from several people and finally had a chance to see it this morning. My reaction; 1) This is triggering. 2) The second woman who grabs the yogurt, the one who inspires the first […]

How did a diet go from losing weight to losing hope?

May 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Activism

I figure many of us relate to this ad from the National Eating Disorder Assocation (NEDA). When I saw it, it struck such an emotional chord with me because the statement is so sadly true.  Below, I posted two others the check out, great campaign to raise awareness of eating disorders! WATRD  

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