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Archives for November, 2012

Books

Helping Your Child Have A Healthy Relationship With Food: Part 3 With Dr. Katja Rowell


This is the last part of my interview with Dr. Katja Rowell, , a feeding specialist and author of the must-read book Love Me, Feed Me: The Adoptive Parents’ Guide to Ending the Worry About Weight, Picky Eating, Power Struggles and More. (I highly recommend it for all parents!)

Below, Dr. Rowell reveals the practical and effective ways parents can help their children build a healthy relationship with food. Specifically, she follows...
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Disordered Eating

Myths & Facts About Feeding Your Kids: Part 2 With Dr. Katja Rowell


One of the things I love about feeding specialist Dr. Katja Rowell's new book Love Me, Feed Me: The Adoptive Parents’ Guide to Ending the Worry About Weight, Picky Eating, Power Struggles and More is that it debunks many damaging myths about what it means to raise a healthy child with a healthy relationship with food.

The problem with these myths is that they steer parents in the wrong -- and unhealthy -- direction....
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Helping Adoptive Parents Overcome Feeding Problems: Q&A With Dr. Katja Rowell


November is National Adoption Month, so I wanted to talk about an often neglected yet critical concern for adoptive and foster families: problems with feeding.

It's a very complex issue, but kids who are adopted or in foster care tend to be especially susceptible to eating struggles. And, unfortunately, the resources on feeding are scarce. Or, if parents do receive advice, it's often misguided, exacerbating the problem and leading kids to obsess over food.

That's...
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Body Image

Body Image Booster: Giving Yourself Permission Over The Holidays


Every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit that helps boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and hopefully kick-starts the week on a positive note!

Got a tip for improving body image? Email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot com, and I’ll be happy to feature it. I’d love to hear from you!
This summer we talked about giving ourselves permission to enjoy...
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Body Image

Self-Love Series: Marianne Elliott

Taking yoga teacher Marianne Elliott's class at The Creative Joy Retreat this summer wasn't just a good workout. It was restorative and energizing. It was equal parts gentle and challenging. And, most importantly, it was a lesson in self-love.

That's because Marianne encourages her students to connect to our bodies -- and ourselves -- and practice self-compassion. There was no pounding the yoga mat or forcing our bodies into poses. It was about...
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Body Image

Body Image Booster: Cultivating Gratitude

{taken in October 2012 in Connecticut}


Every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit that helps boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and hopefully kick-starts the week on a positive note!
Got a tip for improving body image? Email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot com, and I’ll be happy to feature it. I’d love to hear from you!
Our bodies and...
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Being Ana: Q&A With Shani Raviv, Part 3


Today, in the last part of our interview, author Shani Raviv shares more insights about her recovery from anorexia, including how critical it is to follow your meal plan.

Shani is the author of the award-winning book Being Ana: A Memoir of Anorexia Nervosa. In it, she writes about her 10-year struggle with anorexia, drugs, alcohol and exercise. She writes about trying to figure out exactly who she is -- without anorexia, which had consumed...
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Author Shani Raviv On Being Fully Recovered From Anorexia


This is part two of my interview with Shani Raviv, author of the award-winning book Being Ana: A Memoir of Anorexia Nervosa.

In part one, she discussed her inspiration for writing Being Ana and how she was able to separate anorexia from her identity.

Below, Shani reveals what helped her recover from a 10-year struggle with anorexia, the powerful role yoga played and what full recovery means to her. I especially...
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