L.A. Woman

(from Los Angeles magazine) The current issue of Los Angeles magazine has an 18-page spread on plastic surgery.  The cover story beckons:  “Say Hello to the New You. . . ” And what exactly does the new you look like, if you happen to live in L.A.? One piece, entitled, “Meet the New L.A. Ideal” discusses …

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Keep YOU And Kick ED

When I went into recovery, I thought I WAS my eating disorder. I thought that my identity was tied to my horrible illness. And yet, over time I learned that I was NOTHING like that beast that tortured me for such a long time. However, at the beginning it is almost impossible to differentiate between …

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Jenni, Jenni, Who Can I Turn To?

  A couple of months back, I received an email from Jenni Schaefer, Author of Life Without Ed and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me.  She and a colleague had stumbled across my blog and asked me to elaborate on my DEWHAED theory. We exchanged a few messages, and then I asked her what she thought of …

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Israeli Model Law

Government officials in Israel have passed a new law banning the use of significantly underweight models in country-wide advertising.  The law, designed to challenge the glorification of the thin ideal, will also require advertisers who use airbrushing/editing to slim models down to acknowledge this in print. Officials are hopeful that these measures will reduce the …

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Is Strong The New Skinny?

I remember the first “Fitspiration” ad I clipped many years ago.  It was a print ad from Nike, and the rookie fitness professional in me liked the message.  It said something to the effect of how we never go out for a run and later regret that we did.  Couldn’t really argue that. . . …

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Is Life Bothering You?

I thought I’d keep this post short and sweet with a little bit of corny thrown in.   This. Life has bitten me on the ass, with my Eating Disorder, financial struggles, unemployment struggles. And last year my life was slapping me around a bit. For the past couple of weeks though, I feel like …

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Is Facebook Fueling Weight Obsession Disorders?

If spending time on Facebook is causing you to have a negative perception of your body, you are apparently not alone. A new study from an Eating Disorders program in Maryland has determined that Facebook is fueling a culture of weight obsession. The study surveyed 600 Facebook users between the ages of 16 and 40. …

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Is DBT Effective For The Treatment Of Eating Disorders?

My article appeared originally on Recovery Brands’ Pro Corner site. Dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), as developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan, is a type of therapy that helps patients reduce emotional reactivity and improve thought patterns and interpersonal interactions. The therapy, a hybrid of cognitive-behavioral therapy and tenets from eastern philosophies (primarily Buddhism), was created to help those who …

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Intuitive Eating

This article highlights the findings of a study done on intuitive eating. The main topics analyzed include intuitive eating among young adults according to their socio-demographic characteristics and BMI. Plus the association between intuitive and disorder eating. The study concluded that those who practiced intuitive eating actually tended to weigh less then those who restrict …

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Interview With Jenni Schaefer

Every now and then, I feature an inspiring person who has struggled with anorexia at one point in his or her life and has recovered. I am all about spreading the message of hope because this is something we so often lack.When we’re in such a deep relationship with our eating disorder and these sick …

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