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Using the language of anorexia to heal
Maria Baratta Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
We humans get hurt all the time by stuff other humans do.
Does a successful, independent person really need a partner to be happy?
Self care goes a long way in managing stress and living your best life.
The 4 things that resilient people do to get through the hard times.
It takes a willingness to stay the course and not give up.
Being distracted or spacy is part of grieving and that’s normal
What to expect to feel when someone dies
Our inner wisdom is an invaluable tool in making decisions.
Holidays can remind people that their family is dysfunctional, or uncaring or nonexistent or that it’s been a really hard year.
If there’s a chance that you might be affected by an ending or transition, consciously anticipating that it might happen might help.
Beauty, for better or for worse, has always mattered in our culture and is so much more in the limelight at a wedding.
Weight comments can cause shame as well as triggering episodes of restrictive eating, binging and bizarre dieting.
How do you deal with the fact that searching for love can be difficult?
How to know when to go
Insight into how confusing and paradoxical mental illness can be for the rest of the family.
Oftentimes, needy is about reacting to the other—feeling neither heard nor understood.
How do you get through a holiday when "happy" is not at all how you feel?
Scholars could not be definitive in dismissing such beliefs and rituals as ridiculous.
Sometimes people who are perfectionists, very organized and highly driven struggle with one area of “imperfection” --they choose to not control their eating
The problem with dating is having patience with what is out of your power to control.
Although we live in a culture that celebrates directness, assertiveness and the ability to be heard, all behaviors have consequences.
The one thing you should do to control your weight
No, I'm not having this argument—at least not now.
The way to achieve balance between work and play.
Giving yourself permission to stall or do nothing helps decrease stress and allows you a more peaceful platform to think
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could be totally fine with yourself?
Diet or Anorexia?
It takes three things for "happily ever after" to be possible
If you think that everyone can tell that you are nervous, there is a really good chance that they have no idea.
Maria Baratta, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is a clinician based in New York. Her book, Skinny Revisited, focuses on the healing of eating disorders.