YOUR Girly Thoughts and #JoshDuggar

June 5th, 2015 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Body Image | Girly Thoughts | Health & Wellness | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on YOUR Girly Thoughts and #JoshDuggar)

Saturday night, I literally fell asleep tweeting. I woke up after six hours and began tweeting again. This is not me. Why did this happen? I was pumped. I was tweeting about Josh Duggar and his sisters. I tweeted my outrage and my concern for the increasing number of sexual abuse survivors who are screaming …
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Sixteen and Not Ready to Confront Girly Thoughts

May 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Adolescents | Adolescents' Issues | Body Image | Family Issues | Girly Thoughts | Health & Wellness | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on Sixteen and Not Ready to Confront Girly Thoughts)

I met Roseanna recently when I gave a talk at a university. She remembered that I asked women to share their girly thoughts, an obnoxious term I coined to describe that toxic, inner self-talk that plagues and disempowers women.     Roseanna’s Contribution     Roseanna send me a poem she wrote about her sister, …
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Yes…Girly Thoughts at Age 3

May 18th, 2015 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Body Image | Girly Thoughts | Health & Wellness | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on Yes…Girly Thoughts at Age 3)

Sometimes we need a study to prove something we have known for a very long time—that we have been feeling bad about ourselves for as long as we can remember.     Read it and Weep   In an article originally published in Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention and blogged about by …
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Go Rogue—No Girly Thoughts

May 15th, 2015 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Body Image | Girly Thoughts | Health & Wellness | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on Go Rogue—No Girly Thoughts)

“This is who I am and look at me not being perfect! I’m proud of that.” —Kate Winslet         Girly thoughts are the way you internalize society’s messages about how you should look and should feel. They affect you on many levels, from the way you speak and write about yourself on …
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Embracing Your Inner Business Woman and Chucking Your Girly Thoughts!

May 12th, 2015 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Body Image | Girly Thoughts | Health & Wellness | Women's Issues | Workplace Issues - (Comments Off on Embracing Your Inner Business Woman and Chucking Your Girly Thoughts!)

I’m returning to the scene of the crime (the city I grew up in), New York City, to speak to fellow psychologists, and I’m inviting you to join me! Why? Because as women we all have girly thoughts, and together we can learn to identify them as well as strategize ways to eliminate them. I …
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How I Overcame My Anxiety

May 11th, 2015 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Girly Thoughts | Health & Wellness | Mental Illness - (Comments Off on How I Overcame My Anxiety)

“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” —Ellen Johnson Sirleaf       I was walking my dog this morning when a neighbor asked me where I’ve been. “I didn’t see you last week,” she offered. “I was in Nebraska,” I proudly shared, “in the land of strong prairie women, …
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“Beauty is Worth the Pain”: A Toxic Girly Thought

May 8th, 2015 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Body Image | Girly Thoughts | Health & Wellness | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on “Beauty is Worth the Pain”: A Toxic Girly Thought)

“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” —Amy Bloom     Beauty should be painful? Really? It is amazing how powerful our girly thoughts are . . .yes, those thoughts that tell us we have to live up to a certain societal standard if we want to be desirable, no matter …
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55 Days Without Water, and Still No Girly Thoughts

May 4th, 2015 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Body Image | Girly Thoughts | Health & Wellness | Therapy | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on 55 Days Without Water, and Still No Girly Thoughts)

I am sitting in the living room of a friend who is playing the piano, looking out on the snowy April landscape. She is relaxed; her home is immaculate, which wouldn’t be a cause for surprise except for the fact that she is on day 55 without water. Yes, without water.   In this mountainous …
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Grand Island – Here I Come With NO Girly Thoughts

April 28th, 2015 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Girly Thoughts | Health & Wellness | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on Grand Island – Here I Come With NO Girly Thoughts)

Have you ever gotten something really wrong? Have you ever based your conclusions on little fact and many feelings, and as a result you painted a truly erroneous picture for yourself of what you were dealing with?   I know I have, and recently.   My latest error didn’t begin with misunderstanding a Facebook post, …
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