Shame Resilience

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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Weight neutral zone poster

Dealing with Toxic Lunchroom Talk and Advocating for the Possibility for Culture Change

March 21, 2019

It’s a common scenario, most of us have probably experienced it. We’re having lunch at work, decompressing, enjoying leftovers, maybe a sandwich and some cookies or takeout, and it happens. “I must have gained XX amount of pounds over vacation.” “I really shouldn’t be eating this, I’m so bad!” “We are doing Whole 30/keto/etc. I…

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Rethinking Food Addiction

March 8, 2019

By Mikalina Kirkpatrick with Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant Food addiction is a phrase you’ve probably heard. It’s been used in a wide variety of contexts, with increasing frequency over the past 40 years, to invoke many of the same ideas believed about drug addiction. New science finds, though, that many widely held beliefs about…

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December 31, 2018

It makes sense that you may feel a strong pull to want to make health-related changes in the New Year. For those who celebrate year-end holidays, you may be feeling ready for a change after all the food, family, travel, stress and busyness. This makes sense! However, dieting does not, and here’s why…   Dieting…

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Let’s Talk About Halloween Candy…

October 26, 2017

“We’d like to encourage parents to calm the f%*k down about Halloween Candy.“ This is something we wrote on Facebook years ago, and within a matter of minutes, it had 50 shares. The post went on to say… “Candy is part of the world, candy will be in your child’s life one day, with or…

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