body esteem

Eating Disorders. The Recovery process is a hard road and the length of struggle varies depending on the person. Many wouldn’t dispute that there is no silver bullet.  What may be controversial is my colleague, Jenni Schaefer’s concept that one can indeed recover fully from an Eating Disorder. But more and more, those who have […]

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Dr. Robyn sat down with Meredith Vieira on The Today Show to talk about body image, her book

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We know that bullying and relational aggression can strip children of their dignity, self esteem, and desire to go to school.  Having focused on appearance-based discrimination in my own research and in preparation for writing Good Girls Don’t Get Fat, I quickly realized that what I termed “body bashing” or “body bullying” can be particularly […]

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Gearing Up For Love Your Body Day with Chenese Lewis

by DrRobyn on September 23, 2009

Love Your Body Day: Interview with Chenese Lewis, Hollywood NOW event organizer Love Your Body Day event for her Hollywood Chapter! The confidence of the women around her increases manyfold whenever Chenese is around. She radiates body esteem and gives a boost to women’s body image.  Find out why she thinks everyone should love their […]

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Dr. Robyn Silverman September is an amazing month for action. You can smell it in the air. Back to work.  Back to school.  Back to…snarky Chenese Lewis this week. But do we really need to wait to love our bodies?  Do we really need to wait to give our friends, colleagues, and family members a […]

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Diet Doping: Getting Thin at any Cost Powerful Words Member School are showing your kids YOUR definition of healthy. Doing fun extracurriculars, being around positive people, talking about the link between your character and your physical health– you should all be applauded for taking these positive steps. Keep it going!

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Diabulimia: Does my friend have Diabulimia?

by DrRobyn on December 10, 2008

Ask Dr. Robyn: Does my friend have Diabulimia?  Is Diabulimia a “big deal?” I received a question from Jennifer in NJ whose friend has Diabetes and is currently losing a lot of weight.  Jennifer is concerned about whether her friend might have

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Steroid Use in Teen Boys: Continuing the discussion… steroid abuse among teens stirred up some good discussion yesterday in light of the cultural response to body image problems among our youth. Perhaps you were surprised that boys were affected just as girls have been affected. What else can we expect? With so much concentrated focus […]

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Steroid Use in Boys…furthering the discussion. steroid abuse among teens stirred up some good discussion yesterday in light of the cultural response to body image problems among our youth. Perhaps you were surprised that boys were affected just as girls have been affected. What else can we expect? With so much concentrated focus on the […]

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Spain put in place in 2006 that banished ultra-thin models from walking down the catwalk. In Spain, where some experts say that eating disorders affect 1 in 200 young women, the country’s major fashion show provoked controversy two years ago when it tried to address the issue. Banning from the catwalk models with an unhealthily […]

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