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A Letter to My Teenage Self: What I Wish I knew about Loving My Body
By Jessica Henning

Dear Teenage Jessica, 

How Weight Lifting Helped Me Recover
By Kymberly Nolden

Once upon a time… Well, this is no fairytale. I want to start at the end and work my way back, like one of those flashback episodes of a TV crime drama. So here goes, my name is Kymberly. Currently, I live in NYC and am working on building a career out of my everything passions art and dance, helping people feel and live better, and lifting heavy things. So far, so good. What’s interesting to me, however, is that when I look back on everything I’ve been through and everything I’ve accomplished, I see it’s in fact the struggles I’ve faced that have made me successful at what I do.

Top 5 Myths about Atypical Anorexia
By Molly Gwen

1. People with atypical anorexia are a normal body size, or juuuuust over the weight limit for an anorexia diagnosis.

Equine-Assisted Therapy and Implications for Treatment of Eating Disorders
By Kristen Rose, MEd, LPC

Equine-assisted therapy has been an emerging form of psychotherapy in recent decades. While research has demonstrated its efficacy in treating mental health diagnoses such as PTSD, autism, and mood disorders, research regarding equine-assisted therapy and eating disorders is lacking. As a therapist using the Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) model of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), I have been able to observe how aspects of the model and working with horses in general could be beneficial in the treatment of eating disorders.