Eating Disorders

Let the Holiday Negativity Melt Away

The holiday season is a fun time of the year. There also can be some negativity when it comes to a person dealing with their body image. With the holidays right around the corner, some of you may be having mixed feelings about seeing family members during the holidays.

Thanksgiving...A Time to Feast

By Samantha Hernandez--I get extremely excited around the time of Thanksgiving, for several reasons. One: food! Two: family! Three: many awesome holidays are ahead! I absolutely love food. Thanksgiving is a tie-breaker with Christmas for my favorite holiday, just because of the food alone. There’s the turkey, the mashed potatoes, the gravy, the stuffing, the sweet potato casserole, the pumpkin pie, the list goes on. Not to mention the leftovers!

4 Ways to Embrace Freedom from ED This Holiday Season

By Annie Stewart--Oh, the joys of the holiday season. Joys? Really? For those who have once had an eating disorder or just beginning recovery or struggling to break free of ED, the holiday season is anything but joyous; in fact, it is quite the opposite.

Are You Ready for the NYC NEDA Walk?

This year's NYC NEDA Walk is shaping up to be a great time. Join us on October 5th!

We'll be walking across the Brooklyn Bridge to raise awareness and funds to support the mission of the National Eating Disorders Association. Do you care about eating disorder prevention, research and education? Do you want to live in a world where all young people feel confident in their bodies and proud of who they are? Sign up to walk with us!

Attention: This is Your Holiday Priority

By Ashley Michelle Williams--The holidays are a time when we can all begin to embrace loved ones and reflect on the year. Yet the person you should be embracing the most…is yourself.


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