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Archives for May, 2010

Struggling with Body Dysmorphic Disorder: One Woman's Story

I'm incredibly honored to feature a three-part interview with Maggie, an amazing woman who shares her story of recovery from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

Maggie started a wonderful organization called Sprout Yoga that offers free yoga to individuals recovering from eating disorders and trauma. She's truly an inspiration and a great example of how recovery is possible, when you find the right treatment and put in the hard work.

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More on Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Sari Shepphird, Part 2

Here's part two of my interview on body dysmorphic disorder with Sari Shepphird, , an expert in BDD and eating disorders. She's also author of 100 Questions and Answers About Anorexia Nervosa.

Below, Dr. Shepphird talks about helpful resources, creating affirmations, the common overlap of BDD with eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder, how to boost BDD recovery and more.

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Body Image & Attuned Living: Q&A with Judith & Ellen, Part 3

This is the last part of our interview series with the incredible Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel, therapists and authors of The Diet Survivor's Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out part one and part two of our interviews. And take a look at their website, which has tons of great information.

Below, Judith and Ellen talk more about attuned eating, how to handle weight worries and their favorite tips for...
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Eating & Dieting

How to Really Eat Healthy: Q&A with Judith Matz & Ellen Frankel, Part 2

Yesterday, in part one of our interview, Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel, authors of The Diet Survivor's Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care, talked about the many myths surrounding healthy living and dieting -- pervasive myths that can actually lead to unhealthy habits and a poor self-image.

Below, they reveal the truth about another commonly misunderstood subject: healthy eating. Plus, they provide valuable insight into how we can...
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Body Image

Becoming a Diet Survivor: Q&A with Judith Matz & Ellen Frankel

As I've already mentioned, I'm a huge fan of the bookThe Diet Survivor's Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care and its authors Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel, who are both therapists specializing in eating problems.

Today, I'm thrilled to present part one (of three!) of our interview. Below, Judith and Ellen talk about what it means to be a diet survivor, the many misconceptions about being healthy and the surprising dangers of...
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Body Image: 5 Ways to Reconnect with Your Body

Do you ever feel disconnected from your body? Like the two of you are separate entities? Or more like enemies?

In college, I used to have many moments when my body would feel foreign. My body just didn't feel like my own, and I'd walk around in a haze. These feelings were especially palpable on the nights I'd overeat, when I felt like I was outside my body. When I knew I was ingesting tons of calories and crap but somehow, at the time,...
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