Posts tagged eating disorder
When Love Comes From Within, It Can't Be Taken Away

Guest contributor Nicole DiGrazia shares how messaging from the fitness and fad diet industries contributed to her eating disorder and how she learned to allow love in to help her heal and live an addiction-free life.

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Breathe In, Begin. Breathe Out, Again.

“I continued to move my body in this new, strange way. I felt parts of me engage, physically and emotionally, that I had never engaged before. I started to breathe more in this new way; a way that seemed to soothe my heightened senses and provide moments of peace and silence in my over-stimulated mind.” Read guest contributor Allyson Pesta’s powerfully honest story of eating disorder recovery and how yoga, despite her initial reluctance, taught her she is enough.

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Breaking Free of "Good Food, Bad Food" Talk

Right and wrong, good and bad, and the many-layered meanings of these words have been applied to food, turning the act of nourishing our bodies into an issue of morality. Unraveling morality-based beliefs about food and our self-worth is essential to forging true healing in eating disorder recovery. I’m happy to share this excerpt from my new book, Body Mindful Yoga, on how to call on yoga to embrace your innate goodness and challenge morality language about food.

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Shattering Stereotypes: Brown People Get Eating Disorders, Too

Guest contributor and eating disorder activist Shalini Wickramatilake struggled with an eating disorder for more than 2 decades before she sought help because she “felt like a fraud” for not fitting “the stereotype of what someone with an eating disorder was ‘supposed’ to look like.” Now, in recovery, Shalini shares her story to help shatter stereotypes about who and what an eating disorder looks like. Read on to learn more about this powerful woman!

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Everyone Deserves a Seat at the Table, Including Me & You

In this powerfully honest and inspiring guest blog, eating disorder recovery advocate Bridget Clawson writes about how she overcame self-doubt to now own her most authentic voice and share her story with the world so that others know they, too, have a place at the table.

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The Profoundly Courageous One Degree Shift

"Degree by degree, we change our endings. With time and patience and an unending fight, we build our new harbors and tether ourselves and our ships to a life we have never before known." These are the words of guest contributor Faye Bird, who shares a profoundly inspiring post about the small but life-saving shifts we create on our recovery journeys.

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