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6 Ways to Improve Body Image

posted by Linda Mintle

How many of us love our bodies? We look in the mirror and don’t like what we see. It starts early, especially if your physical body developed before others your age. Body image development takes on special significance during adolescence. We judge […]

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Constantly Dieting, Dislike Your Body? Eating Disorder?

posted by Linda Mintle

Do you like your body? Are you constantly dieting and wishing you looked like someone else? Do you spend your days thinking about food, weight and your body? Do you count calories, weigh yourself multiple times a day, and feel […]

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15 Questions to See if You Have Food Issues

posted by Linda Mintle

During coffee one morning, Rita said, “I wonder if I have a food problem.” She isn’t alone. You may be thinking the same. Here are 15 questions to ask yourself when it comes to food or eating problems: 1. Do […]

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Parenting: The Cost of Too High Expectations

posted by Linda Mintle

Rita, like so many daughters, came to therapy because of a tense relationship with her parents. Rita feels her parents’ expectations are too high and she can never measure up. Expectations, when too high or out of line with a child’s true […]

How Often Should I Weigh Myself?

posted by Linda Mintle

We all know that the number on the scale isn’t suppose to define us, but that doesn’t stop us from thinking about how much we weigh on any given day. And the number often influences our mood. So how often should we weigh? […]

Loving Your Body, Imperfections and All!

posted by Linda Mintle

Is it so difficult to accept the bodies we’ve been given, to celebrate them as uniquely designed by God and created in His image? Apparently. Loving, even liking, your body is a rare thing in today’s culture. It seems we […]

The HOT Trend that Could Be Deadly: Size Triple O Jeans

posted by Linda Mintle

I was listening to the news and heard a story about the latest fashion fad–triple O jeans. Yes, you read that right OOO! I didn’t even know there was such a size.  And frankly, that size should be in the children’s […]

The Cure for Body Dissatisfaction

posted by Linda Mintle

Imagine living your life free from distraction, distortion, obsession and self-preoccupation…imagine living in the moment and liberated from the patterns of the past while being excited about the future. Imagine accepting and even celebrating the body you’ve been given, knowing […]

Facebook: Do I LIKE What I See and Does it Affect Me?

posted by Linda Mintle

When Kelly looks in the mirror, she is usually self-critical. Not much changes when she checks her Facebook every day. She clicks through the posts mostly looking at photos. When she encounters one with her picture in it, she is […]

Manorexcia: Men With Eating Disorders

posted by Linda Mintle

When we hear anything about eating disorders, we tend to think of girls and women. Yet, some of you are familiar with the term “manorexic,” referring to boys and men who also struggle with a clinical eating disorder some time […]

What Were the Signs of Ke$ha’s Eating Disorder?

posted by Linda Mintle

Pop singer Ke$ha entered eating disorder treatment at Timberline Knolls on January 3 and asked her fans to give her 30 days to rehab, but eating disorders don’t begin or end suddenly. They develop over time and take more than […]

New Warning, Lose Weight but Not Too Fast

posted by Linda Mintle

Mary came to me for therapy. She weighed 305 and was told multiple times that her current weight was putting her at risk for serious medical issues. She was 28-years-old and the mother of a 5-year-old. She admitted that keeping […]

Eating Past Feeling Full? What You Should Know

posted by Linda Mintle

It’s the weekend and you are even more anxious than ever. The opportunity to binge eat is greater in the next two days than during the week because you are home all day with food. And when you are around […]

Risk Factors for Eating Disorders

posted by Linda Mintle

NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK ends today. Be informed. Encourage someone who struggles to get help! What causes eating disorders? This simple question has a complex answer. Families are mystified as to what makes a 16 year-old jeopardize her health. […]

Dr. Linda Mintle And Joyce Meyer Discuss Body Image

posted by Linda Mintle

Awhile back, I sat down with Joyce Meyer on her TV show, Enjoying Everyday Life, to talk about how to embrace your body and make peace with it. Here is the You Tube interview, “You Are Beautiful Inside & Out, […]

Get Off the Scales and On With Your Life!

posted by Linda Mintle

Why is it that so many people are obsessed with weight and looking perfect? One reason has to do with the distraction beauty and weight loss serve in our lives. For example, it’s easier to obsess over an outfit than […]

Video Encouragement to Overcome Eating Disorders

posted by Linda Mintle

My friend, Steve Siler, founder of Music for the Soul, uses music and video to encourage, heal, and move people towards recovery and hope. Recently, a song from his CD Tell Me What You See was made into a DVD […]

Dance Moms: Over the Top Relationship Dysfunction

posted by Linda Mintle

The title of the TV show, Dance Moms, intrigued me because I am a dance mom. So I decided to watch a few episodes back to back the other night. I couldn’t believe what I saw. It was like watching […]

Demi Moore Hospitalized: Could It Be A MidLife Eating Disorder?

posted by Linda Mintle

When Demi Moore was hospitalized yesterday, my first therapeutic instinct was to wonder about an eating disorder. I have treated people with eating disorders for over 25 years. While Moore has not confirmed or denied an eating disorder, a growing […]

WWBD? What Would Barbie Do?

posted by Linda Mintle

Some feminists believe playing with Barbie leads to body dissatisfaction and the desire for breast implants. Now I know some of you are thinking, Oh come on, she’s only a harmless doll. An icon from the twentieth century. It’s not […]

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Going Home, With Realistic Expectations
Sitting with women friends at coffee one day, the conversation turned to the topic of mothers and daughters. There we sat, discussing how to feel like grown ups around our moms. Visits home often left these women feeling like they were ...

posted 7:00:23am Apr. 29, 2016 | read full post »

Helping Our Children Keep the Faith
So many parents feel tremendous pain at having children who leave their Christian faith and do not go to church. According to studies by both Barna Group and USA Today, the staggering numbers are almost 75% of Christian young people. The ...

posted 7:00:51am Apr. 27, 2016 | read full post »

God, Where Are You, Do You Care?
About a month ago, I visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC. The experience was sobering, frightening, and chilling. This was clearly one of history's darkest chapters. At the end of the tour, I was struck by one of the survivors ...

posted 7:00:01am Apr. 25, 2016 | read full post »

Stress Help: Think on These Things
Stress affects people differently. Some people carry stress in their physical bodies. Others are more stressed because of their thoughts. They worry and become anxious. When stress originates from your thoughts, you need cognitive strategies ...

posted 7:00:54am Apr. 22, 2016 | read full post »

Why Don't I Have More Sexual Desire?
Sally looked down and a bit anxious. "I don't know what is wrong with me. I'm just not that interested in sex with my husband these days. I feel exhausted with three small kids, I'm working part-time and have been on an antidepressant. Any ...

posted 7:00:15am Apr. 20, 2016 | read full post »

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