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August 05, 2022
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Laying the Foundation for Progress

It is part of being an activist or an advocate, that you tend to focus on the problems that still need to be solved, the voices that aren’t being heard, the progress that needs to be maintained or continued. Wins in the field are not so often celebrated, because they’re immediately followed up with: there is still much more that needs to be done. This is absolutely true. For each step forward we must still…
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August 02, 2022
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Grocery Shopping in Eating Disorder Recovery

It’s been a few weeks since you’ve completed treatment. You have learned coping strategies to manage eating disorder impulses and behaviors, but certain activities can still be triggering. Shopping for food is a common challenge for so many who are struggling or have struggled with an eating disorder. A grocery store, with its endless options and food labels abound, can be an overwhelming place for anyone, let alone someone recovering from an eating disorder. When…
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July 27, 2022
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How to Create a Positive Online Environment to Help People Recovering from Eating Disorders

Could we imagine scrolling through our social media feeds to see that body diversity is honored and was a space that respected our individual autonomy? What would our online world look like if we didn’t care about the number of likes we received due to the shapes of our bodies? What would our online world look like if online users centered people experiencing an eating disorder and striving to live in recovery? Life would be…
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July 25, 2022
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The Jewish Community, Food, and Eating Disorders

The prevalence of eating disorders, like Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, is on the rise, and they are not discriminating against any race, ethnicity, social class, or religion, including members of the Jewish community. The culture of the Jewish people heavily revolves around gatherings with family, friends, and large quantities of food. The Jewish community often connects through food. Each Jewish holiday is associated with a meal consisting of multiple courses. For example, observant Jewish…
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July 14, 2022
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Being Non-binary in Recovery

When I first came to terms with needing help for a life-threatening eating disorder, I had no idea I would ultimately uncover complex feelings around my gender and sexuality, among several other factors and root causes. All I knew at the time was I wanted to live without my eating disorder, and I didn't know how to. Over the last ten years, recovery has been a journey of self-liberation and self-discovery. This journey has included…
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