Dr. Conason Psy.D.

Can You Value the Caterpillars As Much As the Butterflies?

Dear Alexis, Last week, my daughter got one of those grow-your-own-butterflies kits. For those of you not familiar, you get a plastic container with 5 caterpillars in it and watch as they grow into butterflies that you eventually release into the wild. It’s a great gift and makes me feel good that my daughter is

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Lizzo’s Body is Nobody’s Business But Her Own

Last week the internet erupted over comments that Jillian Michaels, former host of The Biggest Loser and well-known fatphobe, made about Lizzo, a larger-bodied black female artist who has been making waves in the hip-hop community for over a year now. Lizzo’s music is often hailed as some of the best pump up, body-positive jams

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Please Don’t Put Your Kids on a Diet

Dear Parents, Please do not put your children on a diet. As a parent myself, I get it. We want the best for our kids. We worry about our children. When we think that there could be something wrong with our child, we want to do whatever we can to fix it. That’s what being

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How to Welcome Spring with a Body-Positive Attitude

Warm weather is arriving! And while visions of al fresco dining, pool floats, and frozen daiquiris can make us giddy with excitement, for those of us struggling with body image issues (and research shows that is over 91% of us), the thought of baring more of our bodies can send shivers down our spines. All

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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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