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FATigued: Finding a second wind in body acceptance.




I am tired. The endless intrusion of diet mandates and body hating messages that wheedle their way into my world via billboards, television, radio, movies, magazines, books, blogs, trolls, and the insidious drive by shoutings have left me fatigued.  Considering … Continue reading

28. May 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Aphramor & Bacon, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, diets, Dr. Deah, Eating disorders, Fat Athletes, HAES®, Obesity, Size Acceptance, Social Media and Weight Stigma, Weight, Weight Stigma, Yoga | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 comments

The F Factor




I recently received an email from my niece.  Some of you may remember the piece I wrote several years ago about my niece’s graduation entitled, Body of Knowledge. In the piece I wrote about how delightful the tradition of caps … Continue reading

15. May 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, HAES®, Obesity, Size Acceptance, Social Media and Weight Stigma, Weight, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trigger Theory: Dedicated to Mattie and all of our beloved pets that have passed




Trigger warning!  Talk about Trigger Warnings! I was seven years old and playing in the Atlantic Ocean.  It was one of those perfect New York summer days, not too humid, not too hot and with the entire summer stretching out … Continue reading

09. May 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Blogging, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Eating disorders, Size Acceptance, Weight | Tags: , , , , | 4 comments

My Other, My Selfy




No this isn’t a tribute to Nancy Friday’s best seller, My Mother Myself, although at the time that book came out it was a ground breaking read for women everywhere!  This is about a disturbing new app that is now … Continue reading

11. April 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Size Acceptance, Social Media and Weight Stigma, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 comments

D-licious D-lightful D-lovely Cross posted from my blog on FierceFatties.com




Back in the 60s we had “Be-Ins “or “Love-Ins,” when people would gather in the same place and meditate on love and peace. Sometimes LSD was involved, sometimes sex and nudity, most of the time music was definitely a factor. … Continue reading

07. April 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Blogging, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, Dr. Deah, NAAFA, Size Acceptance, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Hijacked!!




You are perfect unique and beautiful BUT you are fat and have zits so CHANGE! TRIGGER WARNING:  Talk and videos about dieting and perfection. If there is one thing that really irks me it is when a product that is dependent … Continue reading

15. March 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, diets, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, End Fat Talk, HAES®, Size Acceptance, Weight, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 comments

Siblings: NEDA Week Day 6




The connection between siblings is one of the most unique relationships that many of us will experience in our lifetime.  Whether it is rooted in classic sibling rivalry, merged into one identity, or somewhere in between, the bond we have … Continue reading

28. February 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: BEDA, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Dr. Deah, Eating disorders, NEDA | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What We Can Do: Day 5 NEDA Week




Despite the well known saying, talk is NOT cheap,  Advertisers spend billions of dollars each year on ads telling us and selling us body hate messages.  And unless we unplug completely and live in a Samadhi Tank, we can not … Continue reading

27. February 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: BEDA, Binge Eating, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Eating disorders, Men and Eating Disorders, NEDA, Size Acceptance | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NEDA Week: Day 4: Dr. Who?




I used to watch the show Dr. Who religiously!  I LOVED it.  And I just returned from presenting at the Popular Culture Association Regional Conference in New Mexico on Healthism and Weight Stigma where they had three hour seminars on … Continue reading

26. February 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: BEDA, Binge Eating, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Dr. Deah, Eating disorders, NEDA, Size Acceptance | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 3 NEDA Week: Count Your Blah Blahssings Baby!!




If you are like most people, you thrive on positive reinforcement and disintegrate just a bit each time you are shamed or told you are wrong. So why do we give our power over to negative reinforcements like scales, diet … Continue reading

25. February 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: BEDA, Binge Eating, Body Acceptance, Body Image, diets, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Eating disorders, Fashion, Men and Eating Disorders, NEDA, Weight | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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