National Eating Disorders Association

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  1. My Journey Back

    ... dramatic. Interestingly enough, I never thought twice that what was going on at school, at home or with how I was feeling may have been ... time for you to take those first steps toward yours! “We complement weight loss, monitor our appetites, and mold our bodies to fit ...

  2. Gender Outside the Binary: Part Two

    ... Two questions that I immediately raised were: What if I transition and I still feel the same way?  And will my therapist ... by family, friends, therapist or teachers.  We live in a society that predominantly assigns identity based on biological ...

  3. 5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself During Troubling Times

    ... to the train station every morning. I often request that we listen to music or her favorite goofy morning talk show, opposed to the ... positive to be said. While I want to be informed about what is happening in the world, there comes a certain point when the news ...

  4. There's No "Right" Timeframe for Recovery

    ... good enough. I'd toss and turn in bed some nights wondering what I could do to just see myself as perfect.  That was my biggest ... perfection. No one is, by definition, “perfect,” because we all have flaws. Our flaws are what make us who we are meant to be. As a ...

  5. Would I benefit from calling the NEDA Helpline?

    ... all of a sudden and I’m not sure why. I don’t know what to do!  Yes! We can discuss what has been happening with your child and figure out next ...

  6. “You Are Beautiful and Loved”: An Interview with Country Artist Ciara Rae

    ... range from jazz, pop, blues, country, and classical. We chatted with Ciara about her music, eating disorder recovery, and the advice ... and temptations to be symptomatic. I think being vocal about what I've gone through will not only continue to give me confidence and ...

  7. Brazilian Illustrator Marcela Sabiá is Challenging the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health, Body Image & Disability

    ... later, she boasts an Instagram following of over 20,000. We chatted with Marcela about her art, her feminist awakening, and what she’d tell young women who are struggling with body image issues or ...

  8. An Almost Full Circle

    ... a photo ( Max. File Size = 3 MB ):  What does it mean to be fully recovered? I often ask myself this question. I ... in a therapist’s office being assessed. Very quickly, we both found out I had been struggling with an eating disorder. Of course this ...

  9. The Challenge of Going to a Restaurant While in Eating Disorder Recovery

    ... First, because I think it’s one of the biggest challenges we face every day, whether you're still active in your eating disorder or ... out to eat is still a challenge for me. Sure, it’s not what it used to be. I don’t restrict all day anymore and I’ve learned to ...

  10. The Oscars and my ED

    ... as actress after actress was asked questions pertaining to what she was wearing (oh excuse me, the correct term is who are you wearing), ... then followed up by Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Campaign. “We kept getting messages and tweets like, ‘God, why do they ask these ...

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