Susan Kleinman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, CEDS, is creative arts therapies supervisor and dance/movement therapist for The Renfrew Center of Florida. Ms Kleinman is a trustee of the Marian Chace Foundation, Past President of the American Dance Therapy Association, and a past Chair of The National Coalition for Creative Arts Therapies. She has published extensively, presented [...] Read More
Christie Begnell of Australia recently released a book of illustrations that is gaining popularity within the global eating disorder community. In “Me and My ED,” Begnell personifies her eating disorder as a monster, using her artwork and clever accompanying text to drive home the intensity and manipulation of eating disorders. This book is wildly relatable [...] Read More
A recent petition by Endangered Bodies has been making the rounds on social media to combat plastic surgery apps aimed at children, calling for their removal by Apple, Google, and Amazon. An Endangered Bodies representative was shocked to discover the “Plastic Surgery Simulator” app, quickly learning there were many similar games available on mobile devices [...] Read More
Eating disorders are complex psychiatric illnesses that involve a combination of biological, psychosocial and environmental factors. Because the underlying factors of eating disorders are similar to those that influence other mental illnesses, it is not uncommon for co-occurring disorders to occur. Co-occurring disorders involve two or more mental illnesses that develop alongside each other. Among [...] Read More
One of the challenges that comes with eating disorder recovery is figuring out how to embrace who you are. This includes learning to be comfortable with your natural body type, but also general self-acceptance and self-love. The Body Image Movement is playing a significant role in the overall shift of how people, particularly women, view [...] Read More
“I shouldn’t have eaten that second piece of pie, I’m so bad.” “I am going to have to spend all day tomorrow at the gym to work off that dinner.” “My juice cleanse starts January 1st!” The holidays have become a time when it is socially acceptable to engage in negative food talk, or talking [...] Read More
Crafting provides an outlet through which you can express yourself, while at the same time serving as a way to keep your mind and body focused on something positive and creative. It can even become a social hobby, preventing the isolation that often occurs with eating disorders. This holiday season, explore your creative side by [...] Read More
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