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Top 5 Friday Dec 3 2010

by nina on December 3, 2010

Here are the Top 5 Articles, artwork and other interesting readings that you may enjoy!

1. Beautiful artwork by Jessica Ward. Jessica uses her own experience with eating disorders to expose the dark, complicated and mesmerizing anguish of an eating disorder. Visit her Gallery to see more images like the one below.

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2. More Magazine report on the disordered eating epidemic. Women over 35 taking their food, exercise and diet obsession to the extreme.  Four sufferers share their stories.

3. Eating Issues Rampant On College Campuses. How Colleges are dealing with the rising eating disorder epidemic, estimated to affect 20% of college students.

4. Diets Trigger Stress and Binge Eating – Experiments on mice show that restricting calories make the mice more susceptible to stress and binge eating, long after the diet has ended.

5. Byron Katie’s amazing process of doing “The Work” – a process of inquiry that questions your thoughts and beliefs which cause you suffering. Challenging your perception of reality to get to a point of radical acceptance of what is.

And one bonus that I just couldn’t leave out:

Beautiful lyrics teaching us to love our bodies and the miraculous things that they can do.  “Folding Chair” by Regina Spektor:

I’ve got a perfect body, but sometimes I forget
I’ve got a perfect body, ’cause my eyelashes catch my sweat
yes they do
They do

Have a great weekend! Please leave any comments or tips on other great sites that you have found.

Nina Vucetic

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