Sunday, October 25, 2020

How to Build an Environment that Supports Your Eating Disorder Recovery

If you suffer from an eating disorder and want recovery, you can build support for yourself in ways that might surprise you.  These surprises  can be powerful and sustained if you give them a chance. (See known support at end of this post.) First, answer these questions.  Important: do not include anything at all about […]

My Body Finally…..A Video Message

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Melissa King Struggles with body image affect women of all shapes and sizes. Body consciousness is not just about weight and shape, but it includes skin color, skin tone, hair, eyes, etc. It is made up of all the things so many of us worry about and try to […]

Why a Parent’s Empathy is Vital for a Bullied Girl — and Why It Often Goes Out the Window

June 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Bullying, Featured, Parents

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Rachel Simmons. When I did the original research for Odd Girl Out, I asked every bullied girl I interviewed to tell me what she needed most from her family. The answer truly surprised me. It wasn’t having the best solutions, calling the school or trying to act like everything was […]

FEELING ALONE?

March 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Featured, Guys

Are you a male with an eating disorder who feels very alone in your disease as if you are the only male who has an eating disorder?  Does the secret of your eating disorder keep you from connecting with others in an authentic way? Or perhaps, you are a parent who feels very alone, overwhelmed, and […]

Create a Poetry Jam to Raise Body Acceptance!

Need to improve body image in your school or community? Consider hosting a poetry “jam” — or concert — to help raise awareness encourage others to embrace health at every size. This is a great way to bring together communities through the arts.  In the following example, individuals in recovery from eating disorders were encouraged […]

Eating Disorders and Binge Drinking

November 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Drunkorexia, Featured

What happens when you combine an eating disorder with heavy or binge drinking? Nothing good, according to a recent study by professors at the University of Missouri. We have long known that both behaviors are prevalent among young people, especially college age young men and women. What has not been known until recently, however, is how […]

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