Standing Out From The Crowd: Tracey

Every now and then, I feature an inspiring person who has struggled with anorexia at one point in his or her life and has recovered. I am all about spreading the message of hope because this is something we so often lack.When we’re in such a deep relationship with our eating disorder and these sick …

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Sometimes Links Are Bad

If you read my blog yesterday, at the end I had posted a link that would take you to my wife and I’s virtual walk page where you could make a donation to NEDA. However, that link does not work,so please use this one instead.  Thanks!

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Someday Melissa – Screening In Newport Beach, CA

The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals of Orange County, California is holding a public screening of the documentary Someday Melissa. Melissa Arvin struggled with an eating disorder until her death at age 19. Throughout her life, even in the darkest moments of her addiction, Melissa’s creativity shined through. It was always hard for her …

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Someday I…

 I recorded the video above in November 2011, so exactly half a year ago. As you saw, it says that someday I will love me for the way I am. Since I recorded this video, I have made tremendous progress towards loving myself and looking in the mirror seeing a beautiful women. I don’t want …

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Snow White And Our Society’s Quest For Beauty

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…   “Who’s the fairest of them all?” – This seems to be the question echoing throughout every magazine, reality TV show, and even overheard conversation: Youth, Beauty, Perfection – it is our obsession. And, like the wicked Queen, we will stop at nothing to get it. Face lifts, botox, lip …

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Slim Chance!

The Slim Chance Awards were announced!!  For those of you who are unaware, The Slim Chance Awards are given to the most outrageous and egregious weight loss hoaxes of the year.  (Click here for full list of winners…er um losers…) 2013 had an impressive list of candidates!!! You may have read my recent blog post, …

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In case you missed the news, on August 19th a new Scooby Doo video came out that has created quite a stir in the arenas of body acceptance and media messages about beauty.   It should come as no surprise that a cartoon can be a vehicle for sending messages about fat shaming, and body …

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Siblings: NEDA Week Day 6

The connection between siblings is one of the most unique relationships that many of us will experience in our lifetime.  Whether it is rooted in classic sibling rivalry, merged into one identity, or somewhere in between, the bond we have with our siblings is unlike any bond we have with anyone else.  When it comes …

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Should She Rebel?

It looks like Aussie export Rebel Wilson is getting the full-court press by the diet industry, as companies bid to have her crowned their newest weight-loss spokesperson. Wilson, praised for her comedic talent and now the star of her own show, is apparently set to encounter tons of money if she signs on to endorse …

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Shift In Goals Improves Treatment For Severe Anorexia

This article highlights the findings of a study done on shifting goals in treating severe and enduring anorexia nervosa. Treatment for anorexia nervosa typically focuses on weight gain and patients commonly drop out of treatment. This study found that focusing on improving quality of life and social adjustment, rather than weight gain, improved treatment results …

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