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Siblings: NEDA Week Day 6

Posted on February 28, 2014 by Dr. Deah

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 with our siblings is unlike any bond we have with anyone else.  When it comes to body image, it is fascinating to see how siblings from the same family can have either the same challenges with their body satisfaction or be on opposite ends of the spectrum.  When it comes to eating disorders, we also see similarities and disparities among siblings; which begs for additional research into the genetic predisposition for developing an e.d. and close examination of the nature nurture influences on self-image. Today is day 6 of NEDA Week and the NEDA forum will be focusing on Siblings from 9-10pm EST/6-7m PST NEDAwareness Week Forum Chats: "Are you a parent, sibling, partner or spouse supporting a loved one with an eating disorder? Are you a male struggling to find other males to talk to about your experience? This NEDAwareness Week (February 23 – March 1, 2014), you can join in the conversation on the NEDA Forums during our “live chat” times." CLICK HERE to find out more about the NEDA forum.
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!
Til Next Time!
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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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