Challenging Obesity Myths

Challenging Obesity Myths

Unfortunately, for those living in larger bodies, size-related discrimination and bullying can be an everyday occurrence.  The pervasive negative judgement so many experience is in part fueled by our society’s obsession with thinness, typically seen as synonymous with...
Think Values, Not Goals for 2019

Think Values, Not Goals for 2019

As we approach the start of each new year, self-reflection is an inevitable and often positive process.  It can be incredibly useful to think about the things we want to do to deepen our relationships, achieve more satisfaction at work, improve our health and...
Food My Frenemy: Response

Food My Frenemy: Response

With a heavy heart, I read a recent New York Times piece called “Food My Frenemy” by Jen Gunter.  In the piece, Ms. Gunter shares her agonizing struggle with a lifetime of binge eating – and the self-loathing and shame that can come along with it. She also...
Challenges of Recovery in Ballet Culture

Challenges of Recovery in Ballet Culture

It’s no secret that ballet culture celebrates a long, lean figure. The pressure on ballet dancers to maintain this aesthetic is constant and for many can lead to battling food/body struggles throughout ones’ career. Dancers are at increased risk of developing eating...
National Recovery Month: A Review

National Recovery Month: A Review

National Recovery Month is the perfect time to stand with our colleagues advocating for recovery. Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) dedicates September to increasing awareness and understanding of mental and substance...
National Suicide Prevention Month

National Suicide Prevention Month

September 1st marked the start of National Suicide Prevention Month.  According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.  Each day, roughly 123 Americans die by suicide. Every 12 minutes,...
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