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May 05, 2020
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We Have Already Survived So Much

Are we going to make it through this time? Of course we are. We have already survived so much and we will survive this too. When developing our #GivingTuesdayNOW campaign, I thought of what I needed to get through this time. What I have always needed to get through tough times is a reminder of how much I have already survived to allow me to see that, this too shall pass, and I will emerge…
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April 30, 2020
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A Letter to Athletes

Dear Athletes Endeavoring to Navigate this Current Global Crisis, To the competitors that were at the height of their careers, retired and recreational athletes, and the aspiring athletes seeking mentorship, guidance and inspiration. What a bizarre time! Honestly, this feels like some sort of twisted episode of the Twilight Zone. This surely is one opponent we never knew we would face. Yet, here we are – all sidelined, confused on what will happen next. I…
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April 28, 2020
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I Am Brave: A Recovered Nurse’s Story in a Global Pandemic

It seems safe to say that this past month has rocked our world. We worry for the health and safety of our friends and family, and we grieve the loss of our routines and sense of normalcy. Some of us may even be mourning the loss of treasured friends and family members. In times like this, it can feel difficult for anyone to feel positive and motivated for the future. For those of us in…
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April 14, 2020
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Managing Stress with Effective Self-Care

My smartwatch keeps telling me my heart rate is elevated these days. It also keeps alerting me about a new headline regarding COVID-19, inclement weather, or some other less-than-pleasant event. It feels inevitable that certain elements of our new reality will affect my stress level. Here are nine helpful ways I’m managing my stress these days using self-care. 1) Disconnect to reconnect One impactful way to engage in self-care is to take a break from…
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April 11, 2020
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What To Do If Your Loved One Is Struggling With An Eating Disorder During The COVID-19 Pandemic

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and begin to define our “new normal”, it’s important to acknowledge the impact these times can have on individuals suffering from an untreated eating disorder, as well as those who are in recovery.  The related uncertainty and stress can trigger or exacerbate eating disordered behaviors. Additionally, shelter in place mandates provides increased opportunities for a loved one’s eating disordered behaviors to be directly observed by family members and their…
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