Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Eight Ways to Break Eating Disorder Patterns

If you have an eating disorder, or the remnants of an eating disorder, you live on the basis of a few or many eating disorder priorities. Perhaps you have a job or go to school or concentrate your life to caring for your family. You have commitments to your daily tasks.

Low-Fat Love 101: Always Bet on Yourself

I have loved writing since I was a child so I feel very fortunate to make my living as an author. This doesn’t mean that there haven’t been, and won’t continue to be, many rejections along the way. I have learned some things from those experiences that may be of value to others pursuing a […]

Musical Inspiration

I am a writer. Plain and simple. It is more than my title, but less than my sum. Writing is my hobby, my passion, my job. It is what I do at work and what I do on my days off. I can’t say it absorbs every one of my waking thoughts, but it comes […]

The Power of Art and Healing

March 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Expressive Arts, Recovery

Hello, We Are The Real Deal readers! My name is Caroline Rothstein and I am honored to be a contributor on this site. I’m a New York City-based writer and performer of spoken word poetry, theater, creative nonfiction, and journalism. As a longtime eating disorder recovery advocate, I host an ongoing video series on YouTube […]

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 […]

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