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  • Ways to Engage During NEDAwareness Week

    Written by: Emily Blair, Director of Operations Image Source I wanted to take a moment to share some events that are taking place in or near the Chicago area in honor of NEDAwareness week. 1. Consider getting a group together to go see a movie that discusses the realities of struggling with an eating disorder. […]
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  • I Ain’t Afraid of No Fear

    Written by: Gracie Mayer, contributing writer  I like to keep it real with myself.  I like to give myself mini check-ins to remind myself that I need to chase goals that bring my soul joy instead of buying whatever society is selling, dictating what I’m “supposed” to do.  I like to ask myself a mini-20 […]
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  • The Monster Under Your Bed

    Written by: Madeline McCallum, contributing writer and blogger at http://madelinesmusing.blogspot.com/?m=1 I’ve always had a complicated relationship with fear. On one hand, fear can be a great motivator for an ambitious, strong-willed person like me who is quick to a challenge in the name of self-improvement. Am I scared of it? Then that means I am going […]
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  • Leaning on Spirituality in Recovery

    Written by: Morgan Blair, Founder and Creative Director of Unpolished Journey I have been asked on more than one occasion what helps to motivate me in my eating disorder recovery journey. Each time I respond without a breath: “My spirituality.”  The response is a reflex at this point, as well known and comfortable as the […]
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  • The Road to Recovery from Anorexia is Not a Straight Path

    Written by Morya Gorsky, a mother of a daughter recovering from anorexia. This post was originally published on Moyra’s blog, Gorski Wellness. Check it out and see what other amazing transformations her and her daughter are up to! Two and a half years ago my daughter started to make some changes in her eating so […]
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  • My Recovery Story

    Written by: Brianna Whitbread My story- Hi, my name is Bri. I am 18 years old and have been fighting mental illness for 5 years. This has included self injury, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder. The first time I was hospitalized, I did everything I could to be able to leave. […]
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