Category: Body Image
June 22, 2019
Are You Ready to Let go of Body Image Anxiety for a Funner Summer?
If the idea of putting on a bikini (or any swimsuit) this summer fills you with an icy wave of anxiety that’s colder than any pool in Arizona…you’re not alone. So many of us struggle with feelings of guilt, shame or terror around wearing a swimsuit. We know that no one is judging us but […]
June 11, 2019
Lisa Rinna Blames Herself for her Daughter’s Eating Disorder. But What Really Causes Eating Disorders?
Have you ever wondered what caused your eating disorder? Or if you’re a parent of a child with an eating disorder maybe you wonder if you’re to blame. During a recent episode of Desperate Housewives Lisa Rinna’s daughter came forward with her struggle with anorexia. Rinna responded by stating “You know, it’s, like, ‘What did we […]
March 23, 2019
Can Eating Breakfast with Your Teen Help their Body Image?
Eating disorder experts & research has long suggested that eating family meals is an important part of eating disorder recovery. Psychology research has also shown us links between family meal time and lower rates of teen drug use. More recently a study from the University of Missouri suggests that eating breakfast as a family can […]
February 5, 2019
The Problem With Makeover Movies
As a teen I loved makeover movies. My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Pretty Woman, Never Been Kissed, She’s All That or the more recent Netflix TV sitcom Insatiable. There are so many to choose from. I loved how these romantic comedies would build up to the big reveal. The previously mousy, or trashy or […]
January 17, 2019
Why I’m Not Against Plastic Surgery
In recent years rates of plastic surgery procedures have gone up dramatically as have the rates of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (a disorder in which a person worries excessively about or has strong negative feelings about their body). It may surprise you to hear that as a therapist who specializes in body image and eating disorders, […]