Demystifying and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder with Psychotherapy and Medication

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a mental illness in which a person is preoccupied with an imagined physical defect or a minor defect that others can not see. These individuals spend up to eight hours per day focusing on and trying either trying to “fix” or hide their perceived defect. A few years ago, I… Continue reading… Demystifying and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder with Psychotherapy and Medication

What Does “Healthy” Mean to You?

Alexandra Babcock, Dietetic Intern at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is a guest writer and past intern of Robyn’s. Alexandra’s diverse interest in nutrition spans multidisciplinary experiences in clinical dietetic practice, sustainable food systems, innovation, and the psychology of motivation and behavior change. She shares her thoughts on our definition and pressure to “be healthy” in… Continue reading… What Does “Healthy” Mean to You?

Reclaiming the Quiet of December

In 1993, I came across the piece, Desiderata, by Max Ehrmann, and it has been one that I have re-written in many journals ever since. I think the words can relate to many things in our lives, including our relationships with food and our bodies. Take a read and bookmark this page for another cold… Continue reading… Reclaiming the Quiet of December