Dr. Conason Psy.D.

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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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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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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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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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Love Your Body Tribe Interview with Holly Toronto

I’m thrilled to bring you my interview with Holly Toronto, a body-image coach that I recently got to know through the anti-diet community! We talked about so much, including: Why I began to study sexuality in relation to body image The importance of finding weight-inclusive, Health at Every Size clinicians for treatment How I came

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Getting Beach Body Ready

As the temperatures start to rise, the amount of clothes everyone can stand to wear in the heat drops. With beaches, bikinis, and skimpy sundresses on the brain, some of us might start to feel some body-image panic. So what do we do when summer’s here, but we don’t feel “beach ready” yet? How can

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Did you get a chance to see my Happify webinar?

Did you get a chance to see my Happify webinar?  If not, you can catch it right here! We had some fun with a mindful eating exercise, and broke down the problems with the current diet paradigm. We also answered a ton of live questions from the viewers. But, we didn’t have time to get

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Conversations on Mindful Eating With Erica Leon, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD

For this installment of “Conversations on Mindful Eating,” we are sitting down with Erica Leon, MS, RDN, CDN, and CEDRD. She is a non-diet dietician, certified eating disorder specialist, and Intuitive Eating counselor. I was so excited to pick her brain about Intuitive Eating vs. Mindful Eating (something I wrote about here) and how she

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