Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How to love your body. No Seriously!!

I see many different lists of how to love your body and improve body image. These lists are often filled with beautiful affirmations and postivity however for many people struggling with negative body image or deep insecurities with their body, affirmations are not enough. I created a simple list of ways to start to challenge […]

The Real Who???

March 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image

You are perfect unique and beautiful BUT you are fat and have zits so CHANGE! TRIGGER WARNING: Talk about dieting and perfection. If there is one thing that really irks me it is when a product that is dependent on selling me a message of self-dissatisfaction in order to then sell me their product to […]

Quotes for Healing, Support and Inspiration

Wisdom quotes you carry in your pocket or post on your wall can inspire your mind and heart plus help keep you on your recovery path.  Here are a few you might not know. This one is a guide for anyone with separation difficulties. Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on LinkedinShare on […]

Hola Barbie

February 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

Hola Barbie In case you haven’t heard the latest word, Sports Illustrated (SI) infamous for it’s yearly Swimsuit Issue (SI) announced that along with the real life human models that are airbrushed and photo shopped in order to look like perfect Barbie Dolls, they are including a swimsuit photo spread using “real life” (plastic) Barbies.  […]

New Year, New You? Heck NO! – The New Year’s Anti-Resolution

How did you feel about the usual barrage of new year’s resolution marketing this year? Did it annoy you? Make you feel like you should join in? Did it piss you off and make you want to rebel against it? However much it affected you, or didn’t, odds are it did affect you a little […]

Dr. Deah ja Vu (5)

January 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Activism, Body Image

If you are having that strange feeling that you have been here before, worry not…there is a very good likelihood that you have!  Every January, for the past 5 years I have posted this video on my Facebook page and blog. Each year I hope it will be obsolete.  Each year I DREAM it will […]

Clues to help discover the secret power of your eating disorder

You want to stop acting out your eating disorder, but your good intentions fall by the wayside and you find yourself bingeing or purging or restricting again. What is the secret power that governs your eating disorder behavior? You can use this New Year’s Day as an opportunity to search for clues to solve this […]

Hope For The Holidays

The holidays can be a very magical and special time for many people around the world but for others the holidays equate stress, anxiety, sadness or anger. This can be for a variety of reasons, familial issues, relationship issues, money issues, health issues the list goes on. For some reason the holiday season is the […]

Empowered Dating: Loving Yourself, Having a Blast, & Treasuring What’s Important

What does it really mean to be empowered? Confident. Secure. Self-assured. Yes, but also striving, learning, seeking to grow. And even more than that, there can be vulnerability in empowerment. In fact, there can be anything within an empowered person because the essence of empowerment is self-acceptance. A person who accepts herself can learn confidence […]

Mirrors and Distorted Body Image by Allison Jupiter, LCSW-R, CEDS

  I thought I would start this post by relating how one of my favorite paintings by Pablo Picasso is similar to the issues many of my patients face.  It is entitled ”Girl Before a Mirror.”  The picture was painted by Picasso about his lover, Marie Therese Walter.  One of the things the picture represents is how differently she sees herself from the […]

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