Monday, October 24, 2016

When You Can’t Get What You Really Want, You Eat

When dysregulated eaters think they can’t get what they really want in life, they too often turn to food. They’re not hungry (not a smidge!), but end up on a mission to find something edible to satisfy them. And heaven help anyone who gets in their way. I know just what this process is like […]

Does Comfort Food Really Provide Comfort?

May 6, 2015 by  
Filed under Mindfulness, Recovery

If “comfort” food didn’t really bring you comfort, would you be as likely to eat it or eat as much of it? We’ve come to believe that foods which are high in fat and sugar boost our mood by activating the brain’s reward system. But what if that’s not actually the case? According to recent […]

Interview with the Queen of Hearts, Sariah: Love Yourself First

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I am a Pop Recording Artist, an actress, and a dancer! I follow my dreams and create music in hopes to connect with dreamers around the world 🙂 Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events that you are working on? I JUST […]

Interview with Amy Leigh Mercree: Take a Day Just For You

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I’m a writer: full of ideas and willing to tap away on a keyboard to bring them to life. I write books, articles, novels, short films, screenplays, and more. I’m also a host and speaker and my focus is to promote living from the heart. That’s […]

Interview: How Model Brian Shimansky Creates Better Living Space

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? I was born and raised in New Jersey, and I’ve been modeling for six years, I’m currently with Soul Artist Management in New York.  Can you tell us a bit about any upcoming projects or events that you are working on? Lookout for a new Versace […]

Interview with host, Jackie Hollywood: Love What You Do

Please tell us about yourself and what you do? My name is Jackie Palatnikov (most people know me as Jackie Hollywood), I’m 25 years old, originally from San Francisco but currently living in West Hollywood. I’ve been working in the entertainment industry for 7 years now, mostly in radio, but have done my share of […]

Four Reasons Why Online Revenge Isn’t Worth It

The Internet is becoming a cesspool of negativity. Rants, curses and cyber backstabbing are common sights for web users nowadays. Needless to say, there are also those who seek revenge from people who hurt them through the use of the Internet. If you’re going through the above mentioned scenario right now then I strongly recommend […]

Thick Skin, Soft Heart: Our Recent Interview with Actor Geno Segers

Geno, thank you so much for being a part of our organization’s mission of building mental fitness in all youth. Can you tell me more about your interest in this work and how it resonates for you? I have always had a close connection to this issue as a couple of my family members suffered […]

anger management & the holidays

Shortly after the holidays there is an uptick in people seeking therapy in NYC for anger management. It’s as if many of the feelings we have about family dynamics and relationships lie dormant, like sludge, at the bottom of a calm pond until the holidays burst into our lives like roaring speed-boats stirring up waves […]


Note from WATRD Editor: this post may be triggering for those struggling with an eating disorder, but the end message is incredibly powerful. Please view at your own risk and employ self-care. As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “How Not To Purge (Body Empowerment 46)” originally […]

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