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You haven’t failed your diet. Your diet has failed you.

We live in a world where we are taught that our value is in being small, that we aren’t good enough as we currently are, and that we must abide by the demands of diet-culture. But it doesn’t need to be this way. It’s time to wake up from these distorted ways of thinking about

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The Top 3 Benefits of Group Therapy

There are many reasons why people should do group therapy, especially if you think you aren’t a group person. I often joke that I run groups full of people who don’t like groups. Not only do most of the participants in the groups that I lead identify as “not a group person,” but since my

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My Four Favorite F-Words for Fall

Fall is officially here and I’m welcoming it in with open arms. I love fall–the pumpkin and apple picking, the refreshing cooler air, and cozying up with a pumpkin-spiced latte (which I guess, according to Martha Stewart, makes me “a basic b*tch.”). I saw this post on Instagram from @fulcandles (whose account is hysterical btw) and it got me thinking

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3 Myths About Mindful Eating (And Why You Shouldn’t Believe Them)

Mindful eating has the power to transform your relationship with food. I’ve seen first hand how peace and freedom can become available to us when we shift our beliefs and assumptions about food and our bodies and embrace a more compassionate approach to our own health and wellbeing. But that doesn’t mean that everything out there labeled “mindful

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How This Blogger Came to Realize That Body Positivity Isn’t Always About the Way You Look

But as with every big movement, there’s still work to be done. “We’ve gotten to a point where body positivity is okay for some people—mostly people who are pretty close to the traditional beauty ideal—to embrace their ‘imperfections’ but still not okay for people who are further from this ideal,” Alexis Conason, Psy.D., psychologist and founder of the Anti-Diet

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5 Tips For a Body-Positive End of Summer

We’ve officially reached August, which means we are in the final stretch of summer. I don’t know about you, but while I’m trying to be mindful and enjoy where we are right now, I also can’t wait for a blast of cool Autumn air! The heat has been brutal here in NYC! But we’ve still

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Where the Body-Positivity Movement Stands and Where It Needs to Go

It feels like it’s only okay for some people to be body positive. Relatedly, people have become selective about who body positivity can apply to—and not in the originally intended way. “We’ve gotten to a point where body positivity is okay for some people—mostly people who are pretty close to the traditional beauty ideal—to embrace

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‘Fat talk’ is stopping kids from being able to eat mindfully

According to clinical psychologist Alexis Conason, ‘this study adds to a growing body of research supporting the harmful effects of negative body talk in the family environment, and shows us that even indirect negative body talk (i.e., conversations between parents not directed at the child) can lead to less mindful eating, more disordered eating, less body appreciation,

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8 Signs Of A High-Functioning Eating Disorder

Ultimately, you can’t tell if someone has an eating disorder solely by looking at what they look like. Just because someone is thin or heavy doesn’t mean that they do or don’t have an eating disorder or otherwise deal with disordered eating, Dr. Alexis Conason, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist and eating disorder expert, tells Romper.

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