Eating Disorder Recovery Blog

March 10, 2021
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Not One More: Renfrew Center

The Alliance’s call to action of Not One More is vital to allowing new awareness to emerge and grow. I wonder though, in the first moments of hearing “not one more,” is it possible that some of us may experience frustration and fear rising, causing a cloud of fog to emerge that keeps us from believing in the power of the movement and in ourselves? Keeping in our mind’s eye that these intense feelings represent…
March 09, 2021
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What Does Eating Disorder Treatment Look Like?

For many of us, this past year marked an unprecedented loss of normalcy and control – beyond our comprehension. We’ve borne witness to the loss of hope and desperation of loved ones and community members. We’ve had to create a new sense of safety, structure, and routine. Likewise, for those who struggle with eating disorders, the pandemic has been particularly challenging because these issues tend to spike during times of isolation, boredom, and additional stress…
March 03, 2021
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When Eating Disorders Make Us Feel Lost

When I look up the meaning of Lost, this is what I find: “Unable to find one’s way; not knowing one’s whereabouts. Denoting something that has been taken away or cannot be recovered. Very confused or insecure or in great difficulties. Having perished or been destroyed” (from Oxford Languages). These definitions really do sum up life stuck in an eating disorder, even the very real finality of death by an eating disorder. I know because…
February 27, 2021
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Enacting Change with Eating Disorder Activism

When I see the phrase “Not One More”, I admit that the first thing that comes to mind are questions. Can we really achieve the goal of “Not One More”? Especially as it pertains to mental health. So many people struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other debilitating and life-threatening illnesses. How do we fix it and not just do damage control? How do we not get overwhelmed and frustrated? Is…
February 26, 2021
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Not One More: McCallum Place

There are so many thoughts that come to mind when brainstorming a meaningful “Not One More” statement because, well, eating disorders truly rob people of so much. Not only do eating disorders affect individuals, but they can also have a devastating impact on their loved ones. The consequences of eating disorders tend to be obvious for the individual that is suffering through it, but often what is overlooked is how this illness can also influence…

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