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I recently attended a conference where psychologist Ann Kearney-Cooke gave a fantastic lecture about body image and decoding the language of I feel fat. Her philosophy is that a situation occurs–it could be you just tried on a pair of jeans that were tight or something completely unrelated, like you got angry with your sister–which… Read more »

Natalie Portman and the Black Swan: A Perfect Performance of Insanity

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Natalie Portman in Black Swan

Recently I saw the movie Black Swan. Besides the buzz around it, because I’m a former professional dancer, in recovery for eating disorders, and a therapist, I thought it would be the perfect movie for me to see. Yes, there was a slue of self-destruction. Yes, it portrayed the perfection requisite to a ballet career…. Read more »