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Can You Be 10 Percent Kinder To Yourself Today?

Aldous Huxley, author of “Brave New World,” once said that his best advice was to be a little kinder to each other. But what if we could turn that compassion around and give it to ourselves? Psych Central’s Dr. Elish Goldstein recently wrote a piece on the power of being 10 percent kinder to ourselves …


Models Pull Out Teeth To Look Thinner

Fashion models may be known for doing some crazy things to stay thin, such as eating tissues, but the latest trend seems to be taking things way too far. As top model Katia Elizarova reported to a British newspaper, some models are resorting to pulling out their teeth in order to appear thinner in photographs. …


BMI Percentile Method Recommended For Calculating Weight In Children With Eating Disorders

In a recent study published online in the journal Pediatrics, researchers from three different educational institutions compared three everyday clinical methods of determining the expected body weight of adolescents suffering from eating disorders. Researchers from the University of Chicago, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the University of Rochester Medical Center arrived at the …


Paula Deen Offering Lighter Approach To Cooking Southern Favorites

Food Network star Paula Deen has reacted to critics by softening her stance on changing her traditional Southern recipes in order to promote healthier fare. The 65 year old “Queen of Southern Cuisine” recently revealed that she suffers from type 2 diabetes which is often attributed to obesity and an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle. Some critics …


Tennis Star Monica Seles Reveals Binge Eating Disorder Past

In a recent interview on “Good Morning America,” tennis pro Monica Seles revealed her nearly decade-long struggle with binge eating disorder. According to ABC, Seles is a paid spokesperson for Shire Pharmaceuticals, maker of Vyvanase, the recently FDA-approved and first drug to treat binge eating disorder. To raise awareness about binge eating disorder, Seles opened …


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Virtues ~N~ Vices :: COURAGE

Courage is the most important of the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. ~ Maya Angelou Virtue: a valued principle of good moral behavior; a holy habit. Vice: a practice of wrongdoing, essentially corruption of the virtue; unholy habit. Courage: the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty or intimidation in spite of …


Thanksgiving Hell

Mmmm….Thanksgiving. Just thinking about all that food makes my head spin. For those of us who have struggled with or are still living with disordered eating, the holidays can be difficult. I found Thanksgiving to be an especially difficult time. The main focus of the entire day is…you got it – gorging oneself. Whether your …


Baby On Board? Plan In Advance…

Is a new member joining to your family? There are many things you need to plan in advance like the new space for baby bed and other essentials of baby like cradle and cradle hangings. There are two things that the baby loves until she is at least 5 months old and they are milk …


What’s Your Kid’s Sign?

In a recent article in US News and World Report, that journal reported on the top five signs that your child may have an eating disorder. If you suspect that your child may have a problem, contact a knowledgeable physician or mental health care provider quickly. Remember eating disorders can show up as early as …


UNC Offering Free Online Group Therapy For ED

Free bulimia treatment from home? You have no excuse not to check into this. The University of North Carolina’s Eating Disorders Program is conducting a research study to treat bulimia. Eligible patients will receive group therapy specifically designed to reduce binge eating episodes and purging at no cost. Patients will receive 16 sessions of group …


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