Relationship

What is Body Trust?

October 18, 2021

Our collective fails to understand the role discrimination, stigma and oppression play in people’s emotional and physical well-being.  We fail to see how conversations about health often bypass the social determinants of health (poverty, trauma, environmental racism, genetics). We over-rely on personal responsibility and bootstrapping rhetoric (i.e. If you get sick, it’s your fault). We…

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two white people and one Black person sitting around a table in conversation

What We Want You To Know About Eating Disorders

March 26, 2021

There’s a lot of work the eating disorder field needs to do before we better serve the diverse community of people who suffer with eating disorders around the world. It is innaccurate and problematic that when we think of the words “eating disorder” we are still more likely to conjure an image of an emaciated,…

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We Can’t Have Body Liberation Without Black Liberation

June 5, 2020

We stand in solidarity with the people and protestors who fight systemic injustice, police brutality, white supremacy, and the destruction of Black bodies and communities. Right now, solidarity looks like listening, believing, donating, feeling, holding space, asking for consent, giving room, reflecting, and having direct and sometimes difficult conversations with people in our lives. We know…

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What Happens When You Put a Kid on a Diet
By Rachel Millner, Psy.D, CEDS-S, CBTP

May 2, 2019

We, as a culture, are having a difficult time naming and understanding the impact that a dieting and weight loss focus is having on our children. It is essential that we, as caretakers of children, begin to understand that our obsession with weight and “healthy” eating is introducing harmful static into our children’s innate ability…

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No! Maybe? Okay, you’re right

April 8, 2016

“No! Maybe? Okay, you’re right.”  This is the phrase one client used to describe her experience learning about intuitive eating. The first reaction: No. How could it be? I thought I was doing the right thing by trying to control my food to lose weight. This can’t be true. Restricting and restraining my food cannot…

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