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Tori Rodriguez
Roswell, GA
Shrink, scribe, songstress, & social justice activist
Interests: Mental & physical wellness, feminism/social justice, writing & all forms of creativity
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Tori Rodriguez, creator of the body-positive Bettie Page Fitness DVDs, sheds light on what the movement is really all about. Hint: It's more than just "love your looks"! http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/advice/a57752/what-is-the-body-positive-movement/ Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at TORI TALK
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Y'all, I've been so beyond busy with Bettie Page Fitness, psychotherapy and writing a billion articles that I haven't had much time to post said articles! Here's my very latest. I was excited to get this assignment to write about Carrie Fisher's legacy of mental health advocacy and to explore... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at TORI TALK
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It is NOT okay that suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 10-24. My daughter's close friend Sam–the sweet 15-year-old boy shown here–took his life 3 weeks ago. Today is his birthday, and this week also happens to be National Suicide Prevention Week, To take... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at TORI TALK
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Join integrative psychotherapist and Ayurvedic health coach Tori Rodriguez for this one-of-a-kind workshop that blends the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda (the “Science of Life”) with the latest discoveries of modern health science and mind-body psychology. You will learn the basic concepts of Ayurveda with a special focus on how to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at TORI TALK
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Y'all know I'm a proud tree hugger, and here's one of many reasons why! Check out my latest article for Scientific American MIND... http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/city-parks-may-mend-the-mind Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at TORI TALK
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I wrote this article for Scientific American MIND about the effects of social media on mood & mental health. Like many things, it depends on how you use it! And here's a pic of Bettie using the social media of her day. ;) http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/green-with-facebook-envy-red-with-twitter-rage/ Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at TORI TALK
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In one of my latest for Psychiatry Advisor, I explore the benefits of animal-assisted therapy... and how cute is this teacup chihuahua? Here's the link to the story: http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/therapies/animals-therapy-psychological-mental-health-benefits-depression-anxiety-ptsd/article/473330 Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at TORI TALK
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I just checked something off my bucket list… I finally updated my therapist profile. ;) I provide integrative psychotherapy and Ayurvedic health & lifestyle coaching in my office or via phone, video or email. If you’re interested in any of those services or the 3 groups described herein, email me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at TORI TALK
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One important takeaway from my latest for Psychiatry Advisor, in case you ever wonder if you can make a difference in such an enormous, systemic problem: "Beyond simply putting the onus on the shoulders of those experiencing discrimination, I also think it is important for bystanders to speak up and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at TORI TALK
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Your mind can affect your skin in surprising ways. Find out how in my latest for WomansDay.com: http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/g1914/10-ways-your-mind-affects-your-skin Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at TORI TALK
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The false division between mind and body is starting to dissolve, and the recent discovery of the brain's direct link to the immune system is a huge step in that direction. "Stop thinking of mental illness as a disease of the brain... The whole body is involved and as a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at TORI TALK
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Though night eating syndrome shares similarities with another eating disorder and a sleep disorder, it is a distinct condition. Learn more about this newly recognized eating disorder in my latest for Psychiatry Advisor... http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/eating-disorders/night-eating-disorder-light-therapy/article/443686 Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at TORI TALK
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Your mood and your mouth are closely linked... Learn how in my latest forDr. Oz The Good Life (click on link below). But first check out this quick nugget of knowledge about why certain nutrients are essential to our mental functioning: “Your body makes the cornucopia of mood-regulating brain chemicals–such... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2015 at TORI TALK
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Can a person really be addicted to behaviors like exercising, having sex, eating, shopping and social media use? Find out and learn about process addictions in my latest for Psychiatry Advisor: http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/…/behavior…/article/439245/ Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at TORI TALK
We're all metal heads, really. Read my latest for Scientific American MIND to find out how to get the right amounts of trace elements, and what can go wrong when you don't... http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/metals-and-mental-health/ Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at TORI TALK
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I'm thrilled to announce that my DVD, Bettie Page Fitness: Total Body Strength & Cardio, is now available on DVD! Order here: http://www.bettiepagefitness.com/shop. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at TORI TALK
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I'm super excited to introduce my new business! Details and links below... I appreciate your support! Get ready for the official Bettie Page workout! I'm thrilled to announce the launch of Bettie Page Fitness, offering body-positive workout videos inspired by the Queen of Pinups, and designed and taught by mind-body... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at TORI TALK
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Eat Your Medicine! Happy to report that Western medicine is slowly but surely catching on.... Learn more in one of my latest for Psychiatry Advisor. http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/therapies/herbal-alternative-medicine-mental-disorders/article/414911/ Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at TORI TALK
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Untreated depression can hurt more than your heart. Find out how in my recent article for Scientific American MIND: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/treating-depression-early-may-protect-the-heart Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at TORI TALK
A common parasite that makes mice suicidal is linked with psychological impairment in humans. Learn more in one of my latest for Psychiatry Advisor... http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/targeting-common-parasite-could-help-treat-certain-mental-disorders/article/403368/ Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at TORI TALK
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Know your body, know yourself... Learn how "interoceptive awareness" is intimately linked with your physical and emotional health in this article I wrote forPsychology Today. Mind-body approaches are the best way to bridge the gap. My Embodimental Method does just that! Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at TORI TALK
Intergenerational trauma is real, y'all! This is one of the most intriguing and powerful topics I've had the honor of writing about, and it's exciting to see scientific evidence of theories I learned about it psych school! http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/descendants-of-holocaust-survivors-have-altered-stress-hormones/ Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at TORI TALK
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Atlanta area folks, please join me on 2/28 for this free workshop at Avalon in Alpharetta! Space is limited, so sign up now to reserve your spot. Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at TORI TALK
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I'm honored and excited to be featured with amazing Atlanta yogis in the new issue of Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine, wherein I dish a bit about my wild child past. (Wild woman present stories to follow at a future date ;)) http://mantramag.com/what-is-the-hardest-thing-you-have-ever-done-for-love/ Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at TORI TALK
Y'ALL!!!!!!!!!!!! This is one of my absolute favorite articles I've ever written, and I'm sooooooo proud of it!!!!! I started researching essential oils a couple of years ago when I was writing an article about the health benefits of aromatherapy, and I was amazed to learn of all the countless,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at TORI TALK