Sunday, January 24, 2021

Mental Holocaust

January 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image

I am currently reading Healthy Selfitude by NORMAL President Robyn Hussa and this month I am more aware of the shift toward mindfulness but also realize that as an African American that grew up in the Protestant church how foreign this concept may come across. I would like to speak to you as you consider […]

Aging and Eating Disorders

Our society’s obsession with looking and staying young has exploded, but unfortunately there is no elixir of everlasting youth to stop our clocks from ticking. The result of this youth-crazed culture is poor self-esteem and body-esteem for aging women. Cindy Bulik, Director of the eating disorder program at University of Carolina, was recently featured on […]

Weighing In: The Yay! Scale

Weighing ourselves.  It’s an activity fraught with anxiety for many (most?) women.  That’s understandable as we’ve been raised to measure our worth by what we weigh.  So when we get on the scale,  if it doesn’t tell us what we want, whatever mood we were in is destined to head downhill. Knowing our weight can […]

Nutrition and Eating Disorders: A Shared Journey

My perception of nutritional wellness, nutritionists and the role of nutrition in recovering from an eating disorder has been a progression, a shared journey.  Early in my practice, armed with scientific training and medical model concepts, I was geared up for providing patients with what I have come to call the “quick fix.” Having acquired […]

What is body image and how can it be improved?

To anyone else Melissa would appear to have a “perfect” body, svelte, athletic. But to this gymnast from Elkins Park, Pa. her body is anything but perfect. “I look in the mirror and all I see is fat. Fat arms, legs. I do what I can to try to change my body, but am always […]

ED 101 — A Film About Eating Disorders

This is our first post from Robyn Hussa, President of Normal in Schools (NIS). She started NIS driven to bring to our schools education about eating disorder through theater (or as Robyn would say “theatre” but I’m not so hip to the art scene). We all think we know everything about eating disorders, after all we are suffers, […]

Women’s midlife crisis – eating disorders

August 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders

Recent years has brought at 42% increase of eating disorders in women in their 30s, 40s and 50s. I found this Today Show segment really informative, but sadly not surprising. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Pathological dieting: precursor to eating disorders

August 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Dieting, Eating Disorders, Featured

This guest post provided by Heidi_PsyD from The statistics are eye opening: one out of three women and one out of four men are on a diet at any given time. Maybe not such a surprise in our weight-obsessed culture of thinness. This mentality has spawned a diet industry with liquids, supplements, books and […]

How did you recover from your eating disorder?

April 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Recovery

I am often asked to tell this story, and I’d like to hear yours. Background information on my modeling-hell past life. Want more information on eating disorders and medication? See here

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