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  1. Transforming Eating Disorder Recovery into “Something Pretty”

    ... looking at these eating disorders through the lens of dance, we are able to shine a light on the common idealized notion that many dancers ... available to a dancer who is told to lose weight? At what point do we say enough is enough? I say the time is now. Photo ...

  2. Anna and I - Anorexia and My Recovery

    ... their own bodies. This is, of course all part of the culture we have built, but I'd like to open up a more complex view of eating ... to look after myself and something that was there no matter what. If only all young people could learn to channel their drive into ...

  3. 7 Volunteers Share the Powerful Impact of Our NEDAwareness Building Lighting Initiative

    ... lit up, but to fighters everywhere it is a sheer sign that we will stand tall and not let this disease control our lives.” [Photo by ... Superdome Patty Teigen Long: “What does seeing the Superdome lit up in blue and green mean to me and my ...

  4. How the FDA’s New Menu Requirement Can Harm Those Struggling with Eating Disorders

    ... of those affected by an eating disorder is not small, and we should not be ignored.  Coming from someone who struggled with an ... presented with at restaurants and cafes, and instead order what I know my body wants and needs. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for ...

  5. The Modeling Industry is Changing. It’s About Time.

    ... in the business and why Bill AB 2539 is so critical. What the bill hopes to provide are things that every model deserves, such as ... citizens alike—can agree on the need for Bill AB 2539. If we can change the health standards within the industry, then in turn this ...

  6. How to Cope with School When Struggling with an Eating Disorder

    ... to have a meal with someone. When I had meals with friends, we wouldn’t talk about my eating disorder. That helped a lot because it gave ... if you are just out of treatment or not in a good place. What you can do if you are beginning to feel triggered is change the subject. ...

  7. Size Diversity & Health at Every Size

    ... bone structure, body size, shape, and weight differently. We should appreciate those differences, encourage healthy behaviors, and treat ... shape, and weight differently.  Learn more > What is Weight Stigma? Weight stigma, also known as weight bias or ...

  8. Was Blind but Now I See

    ... A picture of them sat right next to my plate and that is what got me through every single meal.  It was nothing short of a miracle! ... looking at the stars, actually being a wife, feeling like we’re a family again! While the pain is far from over and I’m unfortunately ...

  9. Shattering 5 Common Eating Disorder Myths

    ... becomes almost exclusively defined by their body image. We know from research that if we don’t work through these problematic ... problems because of acid eroding at teeth and gums. WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF EATING DISORDER MYTHS? From research, we know that ...

  10. 5 Things “Mean Girls” Taught Us About Beauty and Confidence

    ... pink on Wednesdays. Below, check out five life lessons we learned from Regina, Cady, and friends.  1. We always have a ... at times, the scene showed the power of words and how what we say can change people’s lives. I believe this is even more so true ...

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