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That first day at that ANAD support group was the beginning of what would be the first time in my life I had actually put effort into my own recovery.


And I looked at everyone out in that crowd and I just was so overwhelmed by how beautiful they were; and in that same second, my heart broke, because I realized they couldn't see how beautiful they were.


It's not something that I really try to allow into my life anymore, but it still exists, everyday I have to choose to recover.


It was in my first ANAD meeting, one cold night, I finally opened up and realized something might be wrong with me. That's where it all began.


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5 Tips to Challenging Diet Culture

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Sponsored by McCallum Place Here are 5 tips and reminders to help you take action against diet culture: You don’t need to “earn” or “work for” food. Food is a…
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Neurobiology of Eating Disorders

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By Allison Haener, MSN, FNP-BC What does the brain have to do with an eating disorder? Having an eating disorder is just someone’s selfish choice, it’s an adolescent “girl thing”,…


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