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  1. The Power of NO in Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

    ... in setting boundaries. I have been conditioned to accept what was happening, given excuses, told to “respect my elders,” and assume ... to my own act of setting a boundary. The two biggest things we are afraid to do, in my opinion, is admit our own ignorance and to have to ...

  2. Unfound Beauty: An Interview with Singer/Songwriter Beccs

    ... body image, pleasure, guilt…intellectually I understood what I needed to do to get better, but it’s harder to actually do it. A big ... my eating disorder was a detriment to that.  SP: We know you use music as a tool for creative expression. Do you think creative ...

  3. Down with Sexist Dress Codes! An Interview with the Students Behind Not ‘A’ Distraction

    ... blog Women grow up knowing that if we have a problem with the status quo, the burden is on us to change—cover up ... we are dressed. I think if those doubting this movement and what we stand for were willing to learn more about it, it might change their ...

  4. The Lions Barber Collective: A Safe Space for Men to Talk About Mental Health

    ... signs of suicidal thoughts in their clients, listen to what they have to say in a nonjudgmental manner, and direct them to services and support.  We chatted with Tom Chapman, founder of The Lions Barber Collective, about his ...

  5. To the Friends Who Kept Fighting for Us

    ... hardest battles. A best friend stands by your side no matter what and fights with you. A best friend can make the journey through recovery ... best friend Susan. I have known her since high school, and we now share more common interests together. She always knows what to say and ...

  6. Comorbidity is Real: My Struggle With an Eating Disorder and Alcoholism

    ... _admin_communications's blog As we all know, attending college can be a pain, but attending college with an ... my friends and alcohol was in the mix, there was no limit to what I could eat. During this time, I had no idea I had a problem; I was just ...

  7. “Cosplay your way and have fun!”: Cosplayer Sharon Rose is Spreading a Body-Positive Message

    ... alike gather at Javits Center for a weekend of geekery, we had a chance to chat with Sharon Rose , a professional cosplay model who ... and her advice for amateur cosplayers! NEDA: What inspired you to start cosplaying? Sharon Rose: I started ...

  8. Looking Forward: Conjuring Up the Path of the New Year

    ... from a distant party—but they say nothing and if we do not use the gifts they bring they carry them as silently away. ... first remembered and reclaimed with a short exploration of what is important in my life.  Then I wrote a longer meander about the year to ...

  9. Roll up your sleeve for science! I can hardly wait

    ... Tracey Wade, Flinders University (South Australia). What is ANGI? This global research aims to identify which genes are involved ... wait. Can you? Let’s do it! How good it feels to know we can give science a shot in the arm, and help to ease the suffering of ...

  10. Lynn Chen, Actress and Blogger

    ... the name of the latter, they automatically snicker, “What’s the actor’s diet – cigarettes and coffee?” And then I tell them ... where I graduated in 1998 was in Women’s Studies, where we studied eating disorders, dissecting and theorizing and exploring the ...

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