Posts in anorexia
Sam - Sharing Sparkly Light on ED Recovery

In her story, Sam reads two eerily similar  journal entries written several years apart. What they both have in common? The last sentence which says, “I want to be me again”. In our conversation, we talk about orthorexia and how it is portrayed in the media and on social media, yoga, and the benefits of having hard conversations with people that we love.

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Janine(convo) - Leader, Journal Author, Recovered from Anorexia

In my conversation with Janine, she and I talk more about being a recovery role model, how to find motivation to heal when the people around you don’t understand your struggle, having a relationship with how your body looks, positive affirmations and more.

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Janine(story) - Leader, Journal Author, Recovered from Anorexia

Janine’s mission is to help others experience the brightest and most authentic version of the light within themselves. In her story she talks about the feeling of loneliness and how it contributed to her eating disorder. She also talks about how having a recovery pet, being in a sales position, and starting to live life on HER terms helped her in recovery.

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Sarah(convo) - Recovered, Heart vs. Head, ED Recovery Coach

In my conversation with Sarah, she and I talk more about eating disorders and identity, spirituality and meditation, body image, how to deal with friends who diet, and more.

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Sarah(story) - Recovered, Heart vs. Head, ED Recovery Coach

Sarah is a fully recovered eating disorder recovery coach who was certified through the Carolyn Costin Institute. She tells of her long struggle with an eating disorder and how finding a meditation and spiritual practice that resonated with her was a significant factor in her recovery.

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Amanda - A Recovery Journey to Self-Love

Amanda tells about her struggles and relapses with anorexia and depression and shares treatment tools She and I talk about our experiences with residential treatment, coping skills and motivation in recovery, blind weights, relationships, and more.

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Colleen(convo) - HAES Informed Clinical Psychologist, Living Life in Color

In my conversation with Colleen we talk more about the biopsychosocial model of mental health and illness, personality traits in people with eating disorders, advice for people who are in recovery that want to work in the eating disorder field, Health at Every Size, and more.

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Colleen (story) - HAES Informed Clinical Psychologist, Living Life in Color

In her story, Colleen describes the “perfect storm” that led to her eating disorder. Now a Health at Every Size informed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia, Colleen also tells of how finding meaning and purpose in her life helped her in her recovery. As someone who escaped the fire of an eating disorder, she is running back with buckets of water to help those still stuck.

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Steph(interview) - Boss of "Body Banter" & Recovering from Anorexia

In Steph’s interview we talk more about the diet culture in Hong Kong, how she learned to accept that she was more than just her eating disorder, and how CrossFit helped her in her recovery. She also talks about how YOU can get involved in Body Banter.

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Steph(story) - Boss of "Body Banter" & Recovering from Anorexia

Steph struggled with anorexia while growing up in Hong Kong. In her story she talks about the impact that the extreme diet in Hong Kong had on her. In addition to extreme diet culture, Hong Kong also had a major lack of eating disorder awareness and treatment options. As a result, Steph recovered at home with the support of her family. Steph is now a student at Duke University and is the founder of Body Banter, which is an online platform that aims to engage communities in increased discussions about body image, raise awareness about the diversity in our experiences of body image issues and to make body positivity practices accessible and engaging.

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Susan(interview) - Writer & Emerging Lioness in Recovery

Susan’s interview starts off with a poem that she wrote about her eating disorder. We then talk more about journaling, body knowledge, reiki, and other kinds of therapeutic modalities that Susan is finding helpful. Vegetarianism/veganism in the eating disorder world are also discussed, as well as her relationship with food now, and the hero’s journey.

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Susan(story) - Writer & Emerging Lioness in Recovery

Susan is a writer and a yogini who has recently found her voice (hear her roar). In her story she tells about recovering from an eating disorder while growing up in a household riddled with drugs and alcohol and having severe depression. Having only started therapy 6 months ago, much of Susan’s story is about self-recovery through journaling, yoga, reiki, meditation, and forming a relationship with cooking and food. Susan’s eating disorder caused her whole body to hurt with nerve damage and she found freedom from the pain through somatic therapies that taught her how to express her feelings and emotions, rather than staying silent and keeping them in

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Jaclyn - Body Positive Raging Feminist

Jaclyn is a first-year PhD student studying post-feminist ideology. In her story, Jaclyn talks about a doctor putting her on a diet at age 8, how her perfectionism affected her ED and recovery, and how much she loves and is proud of the work that she is doing. In her interview we talk about her current relationship with her body, why we love being women, what women empowerment actually means, and how socioeconomic status can affect a person’s ability to access recovery.

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Kristie - HAPPY and Recovered EDNOS

Episode 5 features Kristie, owner of the company Recovered Living. In her story Kristie talks about how she became the hero of her own journey by finding support even though she lived in a village of just 35 people in New Zealand. This episode also discusses body image, trusting your body, exercise, self-care, and offers advice for loved ones of those with eating disorders.  

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Blanning - Human Rights Activist, Recovered Anorexic

Episode 2 features an interview with Blanning Egan. Blanning is a human rights activist who tells the story of her past struggle with anorexia, drinking, and drugs. Blanning talks about how yoga and meditation helped her when formal treatment did not and the impact that travel and human connection has had on her recovery.

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