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

Posted on February 25, 2014 by Dr. Deah

Count you Blahssings Baby!

Count Your 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 companies, and the fashion industry which profit from telling us that we are never good enough?  Our weight is not a measure of our success or self worth. Find a new reinforcing barometer! Count good deeds, not calories. Count friends, not pounds. Count your blessings not your reps. Count on yourself NOT Jenny or Jillian. Did you know that The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) hosts live Google Hangouts with eating disorders experts on a wide variety of topics? These Hangouts are organized through the NEDA Google+ Page, but all past Hangouts are archived there as well!

The Next Google Hangout will be:  “Behind the Lens”: The Fashion Industry, Beauty Ideals and Eating Disorders, Thursday, February 27, 2014 @ 3pm ET/ 12pm PT

In recognition of NEDAwareness Week 2014, the National Eating Disorders Association has teamed up with the Model Alliance to present a live Google Hangout with NEDA Ambassador, Model Alliance Advisory Board member, model, activist, and author Carré Otis and model and activist Brittany Mason. Panelists will explore the connection between fashion industry beauty ideals, the pressures consumers face to satisfy these unrealistic expectations and how these contribute to the onset of eating disorders & body image issues. Our panelists will also discuss the changes that are happening within the fashion industry to better protect working models’ health and rights, as well as exploring what consumers can do to promote positive change.
This week, I will be pinning about eating disorders on the WEGO Health ‘s Women’s Health board and on my Cultivate a Positive Body Image board.  If you have any resources to add please let me know!
And in recognition of NEDA Week, order Dr. Deah’s Calmanac and receive a free bumper sticker or magnet!  Purchase the book from my website or in any of the  following California bookstores:
Skylight books- Los Angeles 1818 North Vermont Books Inc- San Francisco 3515 California Street Books Inc- Alameda 1344 Park Street Book Passages- Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista  (after March 1st) but yes I will still send you your free gift! Laurel Bookstore- Oakland 4100 MacArthur
then email me @ drdeah@drdeah.com or Tweet me @dr_deah with your address and a selfie of you with The Calmanac at the bookstore, and I will send you your free gift!
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About Dr. Deah

Dr. Deah Schwartz, clinician, educator, and author specializes in Expressive Arts Therapies, Eating Disorders, and Body Image. Deah is the author of Dr. Deah's Calmanac: Your Interactive Monthly Guide for Cultivating a Positive Body Image and co-author of the NAAFA award winning Off-Broadway Play, Leftovers, and its companion DVD/Workbook Set. An outspoken “New Yawker,” Dr. Deah believes that it is everyone’s responsibility to point out and eliminate size discrimination even when it means battling the mainstream media, and even more challenging...family members! To find out more about Dr. Deah’s work or to book a session visit her website at www.drdeah.com

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