Twenty years after the landmark Beijing conference on gender equality, the UN earlier this month issued a depressing report that details the uneven, and in some cases backward, direction the fight for women’s rights has taken since then. It brought to mind a similar tale of promises dashed, Debora Spar’s book Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection. […]
Because all of the 6 types of eating disorders are serious and deadly psychiatric illnesses, mentalfitness, inc. has developed standards for leading eating disorders trainings in a school or university setting. 1. When Possible, Apply the “Tiered Training” Approach. After 8 years of developing evidence-based eating disorders trainings in schools, universities and medical institutions, we […]
Your hair will get too thin if you get too thin. Recovery bangs are sign that you and your hair are recovering.
Artist Nickolay Lamm launches a crowd-funding campaign to make his doll a reality.
“Don’t let feelings of shame or guilt keep you from moving forward. Ask for help, find tools. Walk toward your recovery and away from harmful behaviors.”
For those of you looking to understand eating disorders better, from the inside perspective of someone who has survived the worst and lived to tell her story, here’s an emotionally honest and highly readable new book on the topic. In Table in the Darkness: A Healing Journey Through an Eating Disorder author Lee Wolfe […]
These apps have been developed by wonderfully inspiring young women who were both kind enough to spend time with me on the phone talking about their endeavors and both were eager to pick my brain about how to improve their apps.
Food journals solve mysteries and suggest solutions.
Recently a mom called me about her 6-year old son, Ben, who was so picky that he was eating less than 5 different foods. Some days Ben refused to eat at all. Ben had always been a picky eater, his mother told me, but now his pickiness seemed to be getting worse and was causing […]
“It’s important for educators to question their own assumptions and use of language about weight, to be aware of disparaging comments about body weight, and to challenge personal attitudes and assumptions about body weight.”