Alexandra, Anxiety, Blog, Body Image, Eating Disorders

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 […]

Alexandra, Blog, Body Image, Eating Disorders

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  […]

Alexandra, Blog, Body Image, Eating Disorders

New Study Shows Social Media Impacts Teen Girls’ Body Image at 2x the Rate of Boys

We all know social media isn’t great for our health. Terms like fomo (fear of missing out) have been made to describe the feelings of anxiety these platforms can create & we’re learning more about how addictive these tools can be. A new study coming out of the UK is now showing just how much […]

Alexandra, Blog, Body Image, Eating Disorders

3 Reasons You Need to See Netflix’s New Film Dumplin

Netflix recently launched a new film, Dumplin. The film is about an adolescent girl (Danielle Macdonald) and her beauty-queen mother (played by Jennifer Aniston). The film explores the main characters relationship with her mother as well as her own journey toward self-acceptance. Chances are you’ve heard about the film. If you haven’t seen it yet, […]

Alexandra, Blog, Eating Disorders, Self Confidence

Jameela Jamil Claps Back at Fake Celebrity Weight Loss Promos!

The Good Place Star and body positive feminist Jameela Jamil is firing back at celebrities promoting sketchy weight loss products. I love it when celebrities are honest about their own struggles and the unrealistic pressure they feel. It reminds us that mental health is nothing to be ashamed of. The picture-perfect lives we see on […]

Alexandra, Blog, Eating Disorders

If You Can’t Love Your Body, Try Accepting It

The Body Image Movement (known as #bopo) on social media has become super popular in the last few years. As a therapist that specializes in body image & eating disorders I am thrilled! I’ve seen companies become more body-inclusive in their advertising and celebrities speak out about their body image struggles. Yet I also know […]