Attack of the bridezillas

By Georgina Lavan Source: Irish Wedding Blog Over the years of wedding seasons, I’ve watched couples go from one extreme to the next when it comes to outdoing each other with their weddings. Destination weddings, multiple hens’ parties and choreographed performances have been part of the celebrations I’ve been to for what is a day … Continued

Interested in sharing your story?

 An important narrative for recovery that many sufferers construct is around using the experience of having had an eating disorder to support other people in recovery. If this is something you or a loved one has concluded, now might be your opportunity to help others. SBS Insight is a discussion forum bringing together people with first hand, personal … Continued

WTF WHAT THE HEALTH!

By Tim Fulton Source: What the health film  Over the past few months, Netflix has released a number controversial series and movies including ‘13 Reasons Why’ and ‘To the Bone’. Both of these were criticised for capitalising on serious mental health issues by dramatizing them for entertainment. Now, a trending documentary on Netflix, ‘What the Health,’ … Continued

Sports Illustrated Make a Body Image Splash at Miami Fashion Week

By Georgina Lavan  Source: News.com.au Sports Illustrated Magazine is famously associated with the supermodels when they release their annual swimsuit edition. Think Tyra Banks, Kate Upton, Gigi Hadid and Chrissy Teigen as some of the magazine cover alum over the years – women who by modelling standards have curves in all the right places. So … Continued

Dove’s diversity campaign flops

By Georgina Lavan Source: Huffington Post Dove just can’t seem to get it right. Just when you think they have learnt from their campaign mistakes, they go and drop the ball once again. The newest edition to the beauty empire is the release of their limited edition body wash series, featuring six body shape bottles … Continued

To The Bone: More Harm than Good?

By Tim Fulton Source: Joblo Last week Netflix released a trailer for a film, ‘To the Bone.’ Even though the film is not yet available for viewing, the trailer has drawn a lot of criticism. So much so that a petition has been started to have the film’s content reviewed by professionals to minimise potential harm. … Continued

Overcoming Compulsive Exercise

By Tim Fulton Recently, Esquire magazine published an article that tells the story of man that compulsively exercises. He has travelled the world but his thoughts and urges to exercise have led him to spend hours in the gym on these trips rather than enjoying the amazing sights on offer. For those experiencing eating disorders, exercise compulsion … Continued

Co-dependent Relationships

By Georgina Lavan Source: Couples Counselling Centre Not all relationships are cut out for a happy ever after moment. During the course of our dating lives, we can come across people who are simply not compatible with us. Most of us will end these relationships to go searching for the next, but some of us … Continued

WTF? Psychiatrists espousing eating disorders?

By Sarah McMahon Picture source: SMH online Occasionally we hear things that are hard to hear. On Thursday the SMH reported the unthinkable. In the International Journal of Eating Disorders under the heading “An Idea Worth Researching” a research paper “Long-Term Weight Loss Maintenance in Obesity: Possible Insights From Anorexia Nervosa?”was published. In this paper, psychiatrists … Continued

Take a LEAP

Take a LEAP! We will be holding our inaugural LEAP workshop, designed to support you in restoring your relationship with exercise. Our program is taking place on Saturday October 14th from 9am – 4:30pm at the BodyMatters office in Neutral Bay. Please contact us for more information or have a read of our blog.