The crucial ingredient: Self-compassion, by Vania Phitidis

The Crucial Ingredient: Self-Compassion

Have you ever thought that being kind to yourself means you’re letting yourself off the hook - that it’ll mean you’ll continue to indulge in your unhelpful behaviors? This is a common misconception: somehow we’...
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Bulimia’s A Blessing. You’re Kidding, Right?

No Regrets I used to think bulimia was the worst thing ever. The shame of it. Seriously, who eats like that then makes herself sick? And then, worse still, who doesn’t stop? I mean, I knew I should. For my tee...
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Why the Word “Normal” is So Damaging

For a lot of people normal is just average; nothing special, nothing terrible- it is what it is. For others, normal is all you wish for.   But what is normal between us as human beings? Really the only n...
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Do You Think The Fashion Economy Is Female?

I am standing in line at H&M at Berlin Alexanderplatz once again. It’s not 7am, when H&M started handing out bands and time slots, but a very reasonable 10am, the best a mom can do after bringing the ki...
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Gender Imbalance: Body Image, ED, Men, and Silence

Men often do not seek help for body image or eating disorders because of societal stigma. Not only is mental illness still a taboo topic, but eating disorders specifically are seen as affecting only teenage gir...
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When Anorexia Meets Bipolar Disorder

While anorexia in itself is a severe form of mental illness, there is often a cormobidity of other illnesses that can occur. Mine happens to coincide with my bipolar disorder. Growing Up I suspect I always ha...
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Why Can’t I Just Love My Body?

A Look To The Past I decided to look through my old journal from when I was in treatment at Center for Hope of the Sierras, and I came upon an entry, from June 25, 2013, where I was talking about a new tank to...