International Women's Day is a time to celebrate the achievements and progress of women around the world. However, it's also a reminder of the work that still needs to be done to promote gender equality and address the various forms of discrimination that women face, including weight stigma. What is Weight Stigma? Weight stigma, or … Continue reading International Women’s Day & Weight Stigma
It is Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 27-March 3) 2023! #EDAW #EDAW2023 #NEDA #antidiet #NOTONEMORE, #EatingDisordersAwarenessWeek #ItsTimeforChange #EatingDisordersAwarenessWeek2023 This event, started by NEDA 39 years ago, highlights Strength Through Knowledge & Experience as well as It’s Time for Change. There are a lot of resources, social media events, and local events scheduled, so check out … Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2023
This is part 3 of the series - Why Size Doesn't Matter! No one has straight lines on their bodies, so I guess it makes sense that our body image is not so linear either. What is Body Image? NEDA - What is Body Image? What is and is not Positive Body Image What is … Continue reading Body Image is Not a Straight Line
February Challenge - What YOU Can Do Do y’all remember the old NBC ad campaign for “The More You Know”? Whenever I talk to people about diet culture & weight stigma, I feel like there is a little shooting star over my head with the jingle. Because this is a pervasive problem in our society … Continue reading Why Size Doesn’t Matter, Part 2
So this is about clothing sizes. Just in case you were thinking about something else. The thing about clothing sizes is that there is no consistency whatsoever in fashion - every single brand, every line, every item, every store has a different set of criteria. In some of them, the sizes are not even consistent … Continue reading February Challenge – Why Size Does Not Matter
I was on a The Counseling Podcast with Dr. Jaclyn and Dr. Stokes. We talked about eating disorders, weight stigma, and a whole lot of other things. Check it out here! To elaborate on a few of the topics, here is some more information and a link to the Anti-Diet Culture resources. The effect of … Continue reading I was on a podcast!
This post is for the other providers out there (mostly). I gave a presentation to the Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center recently and this summarizes some of the information shared there. **BTW, the two adorable doggos pictured are Cleo and Jade, my two dogs who well represent the different personalities that typify clients who work well … Continue reading DBT v. RO-DBT – what are they?
I know, for a lot of people, that ‘holidays’ do not really start until November. But on the spectrum of eating disorders and weight stigma, I think we need a new calendar. Seasons for Everything In that calendar, the seasons would look something like this: 'New Year, New You' Shame - from the overwhelming ads … Continue reading Weight – Change the Way We Talk About It
Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT was originally developed by Marsha Linehan to work with clients who are dysregulated and engage in maladaptive coping, but is now used in a variety of treatment settings. Basics DBT has become one of the main modalities for a lot of therapists, and most treatment centers working with clients with … Continue reading What is DBT?
Eating Disorders are very complex illnesses that affect all aspects of a person's life. For 'Part 2' of this series, I am going to continue looking at some of the myths that inform the "9 Truths about Eating Disorders," which is a PSA developed by several major eating disorder researchers, foundations, and treatment centers. I … Continue reading Myths about Eating Disorders, Part 2