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The Body Project, Help Prevent Eating Disorders in Your Community

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2019 was an important year for me! It marked my 10th year in recovery from an eating disorder, and it was the year that I discovered the Body Project. At that time, I was in my 8th year as a high school counselor. Over the years, I have worked…
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Campus Warriors: A Faculty Advisor’s Perspective

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As a faculty member at Rogers State University, I always look forward to the fall semester. It’s fun to meet new students and see returning students who are refreshed and ready to continue their educational journey. During the first week…
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Being Yourself in the Summer

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Summer can be a uniquely challenging time for people struggling with an eating disorder, regardless of what phase of recovery you are in. Social media influencers, the diet (or as I say, die with a “T”) industry, and even friends and…
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Social Media Contributed to My Eating Disorder

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Summer in Minnesota is time that is well spent. Not one second of daylight is wasted. The boundary waters are explored, cabins are filled with laughter, and lakes are full of activity. But none of those things matter to an eating disorder. The…
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NEDA: A Beacon of Support in My Recovery Journey

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Struggling with an eating disorder is a frightening experience, especially when faced with limited resources and societal stigma. I encountered this struggle firsthand at the age of 15, 27 years ago, when eating disorders were still shrouded…