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As we enter the New Year, we are certain to be bombarded with advertisements from dieting companies and fitness centres—all stressing the importance of weight loss for our health, success, love life and, ultimately, self-improvement. These messages will attempt to convince us that our self-worth is determined by a number on the scale and that, Read More
Against Eating Disorders WHAT WORKED FOR ME By Kate Lum Everyone who’s battled an eating disorder has their own list of “what works.” From little tricks to key rules, these are the caveats that get us through. Though the list is different for everyone, it can be helpful to learn what works for others. Here’s Read More
De-Coding Coping Strategies By: Danielle Woodcock Adopting new coping strategies is a skill, something to be practiced, reflected on, and practiced some more. The challenging part is that having a long list of coping strategies you have never practiced can be unhelpful in times of distress and in some cases may even increase your level Read More
My daughter sits beside me on the couch, legs folded beneath her, shiny brown hair spilling over her shoulders. We’re talking of her future. Like most eighteen-year- olds, she’s in a hurry—keen, optimistic, slightly anxious. There are so many experiences she wants to have, preferably within the next few years. Time (of which, to me, Read More
If you are reading these words it means you have already taken the first few steps. Indeed, it is the first few steps on any road that are most difficult and most unsteady. It is without a doubt that you love yourself more than you realize, which is something us with eating disorders fail to Read More