December 17, 2018
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My Recovery Journey: Getting Back on the Horse and Moving Forward

My story and recovery journey are a winding road, sometimes confusing, even to me.  But luckily, I look forward to spending the rest of this journey healthfully figuring out recovery and life for myself. While sharing my story makes me feel vulnerable, I hope that even for one person, it will make them feel less alone.  My hope is for everyone on this recovery journey to feel empowered by their strength in just taking the…
November 19, 2018
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10 Tips and Strategies for Thriving through the Holiday Season during Recovery

Are you finding an increase in anxiety due to the start of the holiday season? What comes to mind when you hear the word “holiday”? While this will certainly vary from person to person based on our background and culture, there are some common denominators, such as preparation, parties, family/friends, traditions, customs, resolutions and, of course, food. If you are recovering from an eating disorder and are envisioning yourself at a holiday party or dinner…
November 14, 2018
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Honored to be an Extraordinary Charity

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness is proud to once again be named one of the 2019 Extraordinary Charities of Palm Beach County. Extraordinary Charities is a Palm Beach based nonprofit organization devoted to raising awareness of small but deserving Palm Beach County charities. Its Directory for Charitable Giving is an informative resource for anyone who wants to support organizations that are building a stronger, more cohesive community. Thank you to Beverlee Miller Raymond and…
October 22, 2018
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Treating Patients with Eating Disorders: It Takes a Village

The treatment of eating disorders is one of healthcare’s most complex therapeutic pathways. Helping patients achieve recovery requires a sustained, collaborative, and multidisciplinary approach, tailored to the unique needs of the individual and family. And that’s just the start. Elisha Contner Wilkins, MS, LMFT, CEDS, executive director of Veritas Collaborative’s Richmond, Virginia, facility, shares her perspective on what it takes to achieve optimal outcomes for patients with eating disorders. You are a fierce proponent of…
October 15, 2018
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From Escaping My Reality to Thriving

Sometimes I succeeded at motherhood and sometimes I failed – yet, always, I gave it my best try. By the admission of my now grown children, I had a tendency to be a bit overbearing. I guess I swung to the other end of the pendulum from what I knew by experience. I am thankful that somehow, someway, both of my children are a better version of me. I never spoke about my insecurity, my…

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