Book Review: Diary of an Exercise Addict by Peach Friedman

By |September 13th, 2012|

Book review by Alexis McDonald

Diary of an Exercise Addict by Peach Friedman

While the most common terms used to diagnose and describe eating disorders are anorexia and bulimia, the spectrum of other forms of disordered eating are as varied and unique as the people who struggle with their effects.

In her memoir Diary of an Exercise […]

Finding the Balance

By |September 12th, 2012|

Guest post by Christie Baumgartner

I have spent the last five years living in the beautiful city of Vancouver, B.C. As a full-time yoga teacher, I am surrounded by health-conscious, open-minded people who have a regular yoga practice on a daily basis. Every day I see people making healthy food choices at Whole Foods, cycling […]

What are True Blossoms?

By |September 6th, 2012|

If you follow our blog or Facebook page — or you know anyone on the Project True team — you may have heard us buzzing about True Blossoms. Whether that name rings a bell or not, we’re going to give you the full scoop on one of our latest projects!

Last month, Angela, Clinton, Mike, […]

Color Me Rad Vancouver: Our Photos and Anecdotes

By |September 5th, 2012|

The event we were all waiting for with eager anticipation has come and gone, but the stories and photos of the Color Me Rad 5K in Vancouver haven’t stopped putting smiles on our faces and excitement in our hearts.

Project True’s Zumba-teaching, adventure-seeking, physiotherapist from New Zealand, Helen Cranney, gave us the scoop on the […]

The Project True Centre in BC

By |August 28th, 2012|

By Alexis McDonald

At Project True, we know that asking for help takes courage. We want to celebrate that courage by giving you a place to go. Unfortunately, we are all too familiar with the fact that when you are struggling with your own disordered eating, or love someone who is, there are very few […]

Learning to exercise your right to be true

By |August 1st, 2012|

Post by Alexis McDonald

As part of my work for Project True, I have had the opportunity to do a great deal of learning. I get to read countless books written by courageous women and men willing to share their stories in order to help others find their true selves again. What I didn’t count […]

Let the REAL You SHINE!

By |July 30th, 2012|

by Loretta Cella

Many years ago I was babysitting two little boys. One was five and the other was two. I was trying to change the little guy’s diaper, but he was fussing around. The 5-year-old, Jesse, was talking to me, recounting his morning to me. I could tell it was really important to him, […]

Things We Know For Sure

By |July 27th, 2012|

by Katie Jeanes

If there are any Oprah fans out there, youʼve probably heard her say this a million times: “This I know for sure.” Apparently someone once asked her what she knew for sure, and she didnʼt have an answer. While weʼre not on Oprahʼs level (yet), here are 20 things that we at […]

Book Review: Life Without Ed

By |July 25th, 2012|

Review by Alexis McDonald

The idea that an eating disorder is a relationship, not a condition, may sound a bit strange at first. However, in her book “Life Without Ed”, as Jenni Schaefer shares how viewing her struggles as such allowed her to break free from the cycle of disordered eating, it all begins to […]

Ballet Slippers and Black Belts

By |July 23rd, 2012|

by Jess Hanna

Like many young girls, I was ecstatic when I learned I was going to be taking dance lessons. Discovering that my dad had also enrolled me into martial arts lessons was probably one of the most upsetting things an eight-year-old girl could hear. I was mortified at the thought of having to […]