Thursday, April 24, 2014

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 […]

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. […]

A bias toward action

Therapists are known to empathize. More and more, however, we need to mobilize. The passive, quiet, detached therapist is not much in demand these days in the therapy world. Clients seeking therapy in NYC increasingly report feeling stuck, and they want help generating energy, motivation and movement in their lives. Simultaneously, therapy clients want and […]

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 […]

Eight Amazing and Achievable Wishes with Recovery

Bulimia knocked me out of college. Amazed now that I made it as far as junior. Years later I went back, finished my degree and got a graduate degree and a professional license as well. Just keep going for your recovery and all else will fall into place. Recovery is the key.  See Eight Wishes: […]

The Trick Is Not “Not Minding”

Gaius Mucius is at the center of this story about conquering pain. As a young Roman in the 6th Century B.C. he was captured and threatened with being burned alive. To prove his courage, he stuck his right hand into the fire until it burned, thereby losing his right hand and earning the name “Scaevola” […]

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 […]

Practice Practice Practice!

October 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Activism, Body Image

Trigger Warning:  Discussion of Eating Disorders and Halloween Candy Nobody is born with a negative body image nor did it develop over night. So assuming we can instantaneously fix it just because we decide  to feel better about our bodies is a bit unrealistic. In short, it takes PRACTICE!  We must practice setting limits on […]

Anorexia in Adults: Psychodynamic Therapy Most Successful

Adults suffering from anorexia find recovery through psychodynamic based psychotherapy. What a joy to see this fact coming into scientific and public awareness. pix* Largest therapy trial worldwide: Psychotherapy treats anorexia effectively Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on LinkedinShare on Posterousshare via RedditShare with StumblersShare on technoratiTumblr itTweet about itSubscribe to the […]

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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