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DEJA POO:  THE FEELING YOU HAVE HEARD THIS CRAP BEFORE! If you are having that strange feeling that you have been here before, worry not…there is a very good likelihood that you have!  Every January, for the past 6 years … Continue reading

14. January 2016 by Dr. Deah
Categories: ASDAH, Beauty Diversity, BEDA, Binge Eating, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, diets, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Eating disorders, End Fat Talk, HAES®, Healthy Weight Week, Mindful Eating, NAAFA, NEDA, NEDIC, Obesity, Self Esteem, Size Acceptance, Social Media and Weight Stigma, Tri Delta, Weight, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why ISN’T This Night Different?




Seders and eating…a match made in…well, it all depends on your spiritual/religious perspective. Passover Seders will kick into gear this week and while the diversity of rituals is extensive, one common thread is singing the Dayenu song.  Dayenu, loosely translated … Continue reading

01. April 2015 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Binge Eating, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, diets, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Eating disorders, HAES®, recreation therapy, Self Esteem, Size Acceptance, Weight | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 comments

ThinKing of Robin King




Vitriolic, acerbic, egregious. Onomatopoeias.  These are words that sound like what they mean. And they basically mean mean.  If you say the words in the context of their meaning, it’s difficult to NOT find your face contorted in some rendition … Continue reading

04. March 2015 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Blogging, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, Dr. Deah, NAAFA, Obesity, Size Acceptance, Social Media and Weight Stigma, Weight, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

The Bee’s Knees




This is the third and final part of my three part Bee Here Now Series about cultivating a positive body image via Walkie Talkie sessions.  In part one, “A Bee in my Bonnet,” we talked about the buzzing of the … Continue reading

21. February 2015 by Dr. Deah
Categories: ASDAH, ASGPP, BEDA, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, diets, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Eating disorders, HAES®, NEDA, recreation therapy, Self Esteem, Size Acceptance, Weight, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BUZZ OFF: Part Two of Tackling the Buzz Kill!




This is the second part of a three part series on one approach to treating the clinical diagnosis of Beeinurbonnettopathy (soon to be included in the DSMXXXV).  If you didn’t read part one you may want to do so by … Continue reading

21. January 2015 by Dr. Deah
Categories: art therapy, ASDAH, BEDA, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, dance therapy, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, drama therapy, Eating disorders, EDRC, EDRS, Guilt Free, HAES®, Healthy Weight Week, Men and Eating Disorders, movement therapy, NAAFA, NEDA, recreation therapy, Self Esteem, Size Acceptance, Weight, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

A Bee in my Bonnet!




It’s like a bee hive out here in the world of body image and eating disorders right now!  Not a happy hive where all the critters are humming along doing their apian choreography.  More like one that has just, out … Continue reading

09. January 2015 by Dr. Deah
Categories: ASDAH, Body Image, Body Positivity, diets, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, EDRS, HAES®, Healthy Weight Week, NAAFA, NEDA, Size Acceptance, Weight, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 comments

Eating Disorders Recovery Support: It’s Not sELFish to Ask for Help




I am reluctant to use my blog for sELF-promotion.  Sure, I always include links to where to buy my book, it is an author’s obligation these days to market their books in any way possible.  But rarely do I use … Continue reading

20. December 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: art therapy, ASDAH, BEDA, Body Image, dance therapy, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, drama therapy, Eating disorders, EDRC, EDRS, HAES®, Men and Eating Disorders, Mindful Eating, movement therapy, NEDA, recreation therapy, Renfrew, Self Esteem, Yoga | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Curtain Up! Female Bodies on the American Stage: Enter Fat Actress




I was a theater major at the University of New Hampshire for my B. A., a creative arts education major for my M. A. and a therapeutic recreation/expressive arts therapy major for my M.S. at SFSU.  It wasn’t until I … Continue reading

12. December 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Body Acceptance, Body Image, Dr. Deah, Obesity, Size Acceptance, Social Media and Weight Stigma, Weight | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

“Bird by Bird”




One of my favorite authors is Anne Lamott and one of the many Anne Lamott words of wisdom that I live by was in her book, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life.  I read the book about … Continue reading

04. December 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Beauty Diversity, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Body Positivity, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Fat Acceptance Europe, Self Esteem, Size Acceptance | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 comments

The Pros and Cons of Professional Conferences




As I mentioned in my last blog post, I just returned from presenting at The Renfrew Foundation Conference. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Renfrew, it is the oldest residential program providing women treatment for Eating Disorders … Continue reading

25. November 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: ASDAH, BEDA, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Eating disorders, Fat Acceptance Europe, HAES®, Renfrew, Size Acceptance, Social Media and Weight Stigma, Weight, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

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