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JoannaPoppink EPA chief to 'Post': U.S. 'leading by example' on environmental issues https://t.co/0gurqH8P6Q
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JoannaPoppink How fungi could help stem our mushrooming climate crisis https://t.co/OrES4cDsLC
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Here you will find articles discussing the various ways culture and media can affect both the development of an eating disorder and eating disorder recovery.

 

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Healing and Joy Experience at UCLA Sculpture Garden

Westside Los Angeles Treasure and Co-Therapist

The Westside of Los Angeles, where I live and have my psychotherapy private practice, holds a treasure trove of resources that can be helpful in the eating disorder recovery of my clients.  I consider many of these places to be "co-therapists" in our work.

Women I work with are often surprised, reluctant, wary and then eager and happily surprised to when they explore and discover what will nourish their bodies, hearts, minds and souls out in our nearby world.

UCLA

For example, UCLA is a gift that keeps on giving.

Young anorexic woman is murdered in family tragedy

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A young anorexic woman died in Ireland. Her mother was a psychiatrist. She drowned her daughter in the bath.

It's a tragic story of Gothic proportions going back who knows how many generations. The mother couldn't bear the daughter's anorexia. The daughter refused treatment. The mother had an eating disorder. The grandmother committed suicide.

Sex, Beauty and Eating Disorders: Let Love and Reality Win

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Sex, Understanding, Confusion, False Messages and Eating Disorders


If you have an eating disorder, you most likely know that human sexuality is flagrantly advertised and photographed, exploited and both demonized and idealized in our culture.  Yet  your actual experience is rarely reflected back to you in ways that help you feel understood or understand yourself. Worse, the bomardment of sexual behavior and sexual etiquette definitions may overwhelm you before you can develop your own appreciation for what's important to you.

Here's an example of the pressure on you to fit into a predetermined and callous sexually desireable straightjacket.

Restaurant Menu Calorie Count Can be Unreliable

If you are watching your calories and nutritional intake, be careful in restaurants.  Be sure to use your common sense as you evaluate the information on the menu next to your favorite foods.  Tufts University researchers are helping us keep track of what's right and what's not.

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JoannaPoppink EPA chief to 'Post': U.S. 'leading by example' on environmental issues https://t.co/0gurqH8P6Q
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JoannaPoppink Latest Sustainable World online now. https://t.co/Ts5AJah37T #climatechange #icymi
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JoannaPoppink How fungi could help stem our mushrooming climate crisis https://t.co/OrES4cDsLC
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JoannaPoppink Latest Sustainable World online now. https://t.co/BxOaBNX9Ix #climate
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JoannaPoppink The end of infinite growth - Rex Weyler https://t.co/DOPcg0MnJW

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