Monday, August 26, 2013

Calling All Commenters!

I'm excited to announce that my blog has generated interest from a publisher to create a book on the important subject of eating/body image concerns. Through the years the comments from readers have been an important part of this blog. If you have commented at any time, I would appreciate your contacting me at drstaceyla at gmail dot com. Thank you. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Like a Lady?

The Skinny Girls Cocktails website commands:
Ladies, it’s time. Time to bring the old rules of cocktailing into the modern age. Time to re-write the books on the way we socialize. Time to redefine just what it means to be a lady. Sure, a lady always says, “please” and “thank you,” but a lady also knows what she wants, and isn’t afraid to go out and get it. And Skinnygirl® Cocktails is here to show you how. It’s a woman’s world out there, and it’s time to Drink Like a Lady™.
What exactly does it mean to "drink like a lady"?  Does it mean that you sit cross-legged on a chaise, sipping your chardonnay? That your pinkie dangles delicately as you drink your daiquiri?

Does it mean you wisely moderate your alcohol use? (Now that's a cause I can get behind!)

Or, does it mean, as implied by the brand name, that you imbibe liberally but still look like Bethenny?

It's a tiring (and tiresome) dilemma for women.  Enjoy your food, but watch your weight.  Glisten, but don't you sweat.  Be sexual, but not promiscuous.

If it really were a "woman's world," would you have to "drink like a lady" or could you simply drink?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Attention Long-time Readers!

Remember when I posted years ago asking for story submissions?  For those of you who so kindly sent me your stories, would you please send me your updated contact info? (to drstaceyny AT gmail DOT com).  I'd like to get formal permission to use them for the book.

Others:  want to share your story with the world?  Feel free to send to me!

Also, check out my new list of links (Sites I Like) to the right for helpful content on eating disorders, food, and weight.

And, for those who want a good laugh, check out this video, courtesy of Amy Schumer, which addresses in hyperbolic fashion how many women just can't seem to take a compliment (apologies for the profanity).