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This is Sheena’s Place’s Client-Centred Blog that features our recovery stories, art, struggles, poetry, interviews, and many more, which all follow a set of safe space guidelines. We recognize that everyone is at a different place in their recovery. Food, weight, dieting, calories, specific eating disordered behaviours, or exercise behaviours can often be triggering, and are therefore not published on this blog. To submit your work, please email Kmccarthy@sheenasplace.org and read about Sheena’s Place’s blog moderator, Kira, here.

Reclaiming the Word “Fat Series”: an interview with Vanessa Nelissen

Dear Readers, For the next few weeks, we will be exploring the idea of “Fat Activism” and how the body positivity movement has influenced people…

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Reclaiming the word “Fat” Series: An Interview with Dietitian Amee Severson

Dear Readers, For the next few weeks, we will be exploring the idea of “Fat Activism” and how the body positivity movement has influenced people…

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Grocery Shopping and Cooking Group

Dear Readers, I wanted to apologize for the gap in posting. I have been in an intensive treatment programme and have had little time to…

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The Fire

Dear Readers, There are times when recovery is just plain hard. There’s no silver lining. There’s “no jazz hands”. There’s nothing that makes it feel…

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Day by Day

Dear Readers, Do you remember being 5 and the words kids used to insult each other? Kids pick up trigger words early on and those…

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Inertia by Brooke

Dear Readers,  This week we are sharing a poem by Brooke. It speaks of struggle in recovery. A concept many can relate to.  Take care…

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Consumed

Dear Readers, How much space does your Eating Disorder take up in your brain? Samuel wrote, “After my life passing in the grips of my…

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atonement

  Dear Readers, We are “more than what we do, or have, or give.” That sentence is worth reading again. We are “more than what…

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Disembodied

Dear Readers, Do you ever feel like you exist in a body that doesn’t belong to you? Like you want to control the body and…

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FACILITATOR SPOTLIGHT: An Interview with Sonya V. Thursby

  Dear Readers, I recently sat down with Sonya V. Thursby who is one of the facilitators at Sheena’s Place (SP). I was curious about…

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Real Story

Dear Readers, George Orwell wrote “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.” That feeling of wanting to be…

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this is the place where i rest

Dear Blog Readers, These last few months and the months ahead of me, include many changes; most of them are not by choice and not…

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