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Body Respect: An interview with Drs. Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor




Anyone interested in health, weight, and wellness will find value in Lucy Aphramor and Linda Bacon’s new book: Body Respect:  What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight. Whether you are already … Continue reading

17. September 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Aphramor & Bacon, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, HAES®, Obesity, Size Acceptance, Weight, Weight Stigma, Weight Stigma Awareness Week | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Managing the August Effect…Again




The August Effect : A Gentle Reminder For a month that starts off with National Clown Week, followed by National Smile Week and culminating with American Dance Week (I am not making this up!) one may think the August Effect … Continue reading

26. July 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Binge Eating, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Eating disorders, Size Acceptance, Weight | Tags: , , , , | 2 comments

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

Hard Ball!




For those of you who follow my blogs, both here at drdeah.com and on Fierce Freethinking Fatties, you know that I am a diehard sports fan.  I LOVE watching sports.  This time of year is ideal for me.  I have … Continue reading

01. May 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Body Image, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, End Fat Talk, Fat Athletes, Size Acceptance, Weight | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

That Was the Week that Was! NEDA Week: Day 7




Today is the last day of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2014 and it has been an eye opening week for me. I don’t have any hard stats to back this up, but it feels as if this year’s week … Continue reading

01. March 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Body Image, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Eating disorders, Fashion, Size Acceptance, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

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