The Glamorous Life of Self-Injury | Tips for Identifying Self-Mutilation Counseling Dallas

"It’s exciting, thrilling, and even self-gratifying?" Could this be the reason teens are mutilating their bodies at an alarming rate? Or could it be a more serious mental health issue at the core of this abnormal conduct? Why has maladaptive [...]

Instagram Beauty Pageants | Orlando Counselor | Teen Girls Self-Esteem | Toddlers & Tiaras | Tips for Parents

From Toddlers and Tiaras to Instagram Beauty Pageants, young girls are throwing themselves onto the merciless stage of judgment, comparisons, criticism and pain. According to an ABC News report, “Among the hottest activities on social media these days is Instagram’s [...]

Body Image HERO? Stella Boonshoft | Bikini Picture | Social Media Phenomenon | Orlando Counselor

Body Image HERO: Stella Boonshoft | Bikini Picture |Social Media Phenomenon | Inner Beauty Coaching Tips Orlando Lake Mary Clermont Florida Eighteen-year-old Stella Boonshoft stood in her dorm-room and did the unthinkable…or at least that what our American culture would perceive [...]

Toddlers & Tiaras | Healthy or Harmful? | Orlando Family Counselor | Are Moms Living Vicariously through their Daughters?

Toddlers & Tiaras | Moms living vicariously through their daughters | Healthy or Harmful? TLC’s hit show Toddlers & Tiaras showcases the real life drama of beauty pageants and the behind the scenes chaos. Temper tantrums, explosive arguments and competitive [...]

Hunger Games | Orlando Therapist | 5 Tips for a Healthy Body Image | Did Hollywood Finally Get it Right? | Jennifer Lawrence

The box-office hit movie, The Hunger Games, raked in millions of dollars opening weekend. However, the star of the film, Jennifer Lawrence, has been criticized by some viewers as being too heavy for the role. Lawrence, a beautiful, fit actress [...]

Eating Disorders Therapist on Current Trends | 6 Facts You Likely Didn’t Know

Celebrities such as Demi Lovato, Nicole Richie, Ashlee Simpson, Oprah Winfrey, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Wynonna Judd have each shared, publicly, their issues with eating. Their openness contributes to increased attention and understanding of eating related issues. Increased diagnoses of eating [...]

Child Obesity or Abuse? | 12 Tips for Eating | Let’s Move & Beyonce Team Up

Obese or Abuse? | Tips for Eating Healthy Childhood obesity has become a national epidemic and approximately two million children are affected. Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity expert at Boston’s Children’s Hospital and associate professor at Harvard, believes that intervention [...]

Does Rihanna’s Man Down Video Encourage Murder | Tips for Rape Victims

Does Rihanna’s new video ‘empower’ women or promote murder? Rape is a terrible experience for anyone to endure, but is murder the answer? R&B superstar Rihanna released her latest single, ‘Man Down,’ by suggesting that premeditated murder is the answer [...]

Manorexia: 7 Warning Signs | Orlando Eating Disorder Counseling

7  Warning Signs of Manorexia! The “PERFECT” male body is all the rage, and millions of men are paying the price! Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and advertisers worldwide have used male “hard bodies” to sell product by [...]

Plastic Surgery, Depression, Death | 3 Reasons Women Risk Their Lives | Orlando Self Image Counseling

3 reasons young girls risk their lives! Beauty or Brains? That is the question! Our fantasy driven culture answers this question with a resounding, “BEAUTY!” Women and men worldwide attempt to nip, tuck, and pull their way into humanity’s “10” [...]

College, Self-Esteem, and Playboy! 3 Reasons Women Pose | Taylor Corley | Orlando Body Image Counselor

“Philosophers ponder it and pornographers proffer it. Asked why people desire physical beauty, Aristotle said, "No one that is not blind could ask that question." Beauty ensnares hearts, captures minds, and stirs up emotional wildfires. From Plato to pinups, images [...]

5 Tips for Success in Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions | Orlando Counselor

Just Because You Haven't, Doesn't Mean You Can't! Just because you haven’t kept New Year’s Resolutions in the past, doesn’t mean you can’t keep them in 2011!  Resolution means we are “resolving to change” and Change is difficult! Don’t beat [...]

18 Signs of Teen Addictions – Lindsay Lohan: Party Girl, Addict, or Criminal | Orlando Teen Counselor

18 Signs of Teen addiction Sometimes having fun may be dangerous. Parents must be aware of the tell tale signs of teen addictions. We live in a culture that thrives on youth, beauty, power, and wealth. However, having fun as [...]

5 Ways Parents Can Help with Negative Body Image – Reduce Risky Sexual Behavior | Orlando Counselor Therapist

Orlando Counselor Therapist Do you think you are too fat? Or too skinny? Researchers suggest that the way you think about yourself affects your sex life! According to a recent study, female high school students who are underweight or who [...]

Orlando Self Esteem Counselor asks 12 Media Self-Esteem Test Questions | How Media Influences Body Image

Orlando Self Esteem Counselor Images of the female body are used to market everything! Toothpaste, shampoo, cola and sports cars! Beautiful women—and every body part—sell almost anything from potato chips to sport cars. Female celebrities and entertainers are becoming thinner, [...]