Let the REAL You SHINE!

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, […]

By |July 30th, 2012|0 Comments

Things We Know For Sure

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 […]

By |July 27th, 2012|0 Comments

Book Review: Life Without Ed

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 […]

By |July 25th, 2012|0 Comments

Ballet Slippers and Black Belts

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 […]

By |July 23rd, 2012|0 Comments

Journal to Heal

Guest post by Tyson Busby

My name is Tyson and I suffered with bulimia and EDNOS for 7 years, which is the longest I’ve struggled with anything in my life.

It all started at the age of 18, just after graduating high school, and continued until I was 24. Throughout the years of my ED I was diagnosed with depression, […]

By |July 21st, 2012|0 Comments

Getting Advice From Yourself (Easy Meditation Tips)

by Katie Jeanes

“I don’t know what to do.”

Sound familiar? Weʼve all been there once or twice. Picking a major, changing careers, trying to get out of a bad relationship, or just figuring out how to pay the bills. At some point or another, weʼve all uttered those six words. The thing is though, we […]

By |July 20th, 2012|0 Comments