Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Can We Talk? The Truth About Social Media

Can We Talk? The Truth About Social Media      Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Pinterest are now a part of my common vocabulary. I’ll admit, I’ve done my fair share of Facebook “creeping”, and I always have my iPhone or iPad with me. But, despite all this, I can honestly say that I don’t let social […]


March 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

In an effort to consolidate NORMAL in Schools’ online work, we will be relocating all @WeAreTheRealDeal & @RealDealGirls Tweets and announcements to our @NORMALInSchools handle. Please join us and follow along at @NORMALInSchools with hashtag #RealDeal. Thank you for your ongoing support here at We Are the Real Deal – we are thrilled to have […]

fitness professionals can help those struggling with eating disorders

Eating disorders have always been my passion. They have been my specialty since I began my LCSW private practice more than a decade ago. Over the years, I’ve directed a program for eating disorders, currently teach a curriculum I created on eating disorders at NYU’s Graduate School of Social Work, and have done a few […]

“Too Fat to Fly”

February 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Obesity

The Twittersphere and blogosphere have been abuzz with the news about writer/director Kevin Smith being removed from a recent Southwest flight for “being too fat.” Per the L.A. Times piece, “The plus-sized writer-director behind such potty-mouthed comedies as “Clerks,” “Dogma” and 2008’s “Zack & Miri Make a Porno” was kicked off a plane at Oakland […]

Hope Amid Helplessness for Haiti

January 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Activism

Watching all the devastation following the earthquake in Haiti Tuesday, I couldn’t help but feel — like so many of us watching it unfold– absolutely helpless.

Being “In the Moment” Amid Today’s Technology

November 5, 2009 by  
Filed under Livin in the Moment, Mindfulness, Wellness

I had an interesting conversation with my mom and sister when I was home in N.J. last weekend. We were talking about Facebook, and my mom (who is active on Facebook herself) admitted how disconcerting it is to her when she sees someone at a concert, on a date, watching a movie, at a museum […]

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