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Ashley Solomon, Psy.D is a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, body image, trauma, and serious mental illness.

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Five for Friday :: 14 October 2011

October 14, 2011 No Comments by Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul

got to burn to shine {via pinterest; credit John Giorno on}

I just loved this image from pinterest. It got me thinking about how no one that did anything great ever played it safe. It’s easy to take that idea for granted when fear creeps in and whisper’s soothingly in your ear to step away from the brink of greatness. Fear tells us to keep our ideas to ourselves, to sit down and shut up, to go with the flow. But I’ve never met someone I admired who went with the flow. So today I’m daring all of us to take a step into the uncertainty and try something that we’ve been holding back from. You’ve got to burn to shine, and you’ve got to ignite to sparkle.

Here are some ladies that shine and sparkle (Pretty hot, right?):

  • Charlotte, fitness experimenter extraordinaire (frequently featured on this site, like here), offers readers an intimate look into how she’s doing with her eating disorder these days. Her candor is more than admirable – it’s game-changing.
  • Despite BEDA’s first-ever Weight Stigma Awareness Week coming to a close, there’s still so much more to learn. So I’m taking the liberty to share one more post from A Weight Lifted on confronting our own weight bias.
  • For a knowing smile, check out gala darling’s advice for young girls. My favorite: Seventh grade sucks for everyone.
  • At Already Pretty, Sally lets the clothing industry know how their doing it all wrong when it comes to diversity.
  • Last, Dr. Deb Burgard is one of my professional crushes – she’s incredibly smart, insightful, and a true advocate for size diversity. Over on the HAES blog, she shares some powerful thoughts on when health speech is hate speech. Read. It. All.

Reader Comment of the Week :: Hannah on Playing the edge: The difference between discomfort and pain

I’ve long been a slave to going over the edge. Moving into pain when I mentally thought I was in discomfot. Yoga has changed my life in learning to discern between the two and know when it is ok to venture to the edge but still refrain from stepping over.

My eating disorder was a life lived in pain, a pain I thought was necessary just to feel alive.

What awesome things have you read this week? What have you done to shine? Share, share!


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