Recovery

3 Ways to Create a Healthy Dorm Environment

By Kaitlyn Oberg--So you want to live with six girls? Fabulous. They will be the most caring, compassionate and intelligent people you have ever encountered—but when you put so many people in an enclosed space, issues tend to manifest.

Why I Chose to Study Abroad in Recovery

By Lauren Myers--“I think there’s something seriously wrong with me,” I tell my twin brother after our morning junior high school choir practice.

My Eating Disorder Recovery Story Became a Viral "Humans of New York" Post

By Erin Peake--As we walked into class, my friend looked up from her phone and delicately said, “It’s up.” I knew exactly what that meant.

How to Avoid Body-Bashing Comments When Reuniting with Friends

By Lauren Myers--Many of us have been there: your friend is making uncomfortable comments about how fat they feel, how much weight someone gained over summer break, or going on about how much you both need to get to the gym.

Worry Less, Enjoy More: The Freshman Year Survival Guide

Starting college is rough on everyone, especially when you’re coping with an eating disorder or body image issues. But your first semester doesn’t have to be so stressful, even though you’ll definitely miss not paying for laundry! A few Proud2Bme bloggers offered their best pieces of advice for staying body positive, making friends, and coping with triggers. Armed with these helpful tips, you’ll be ready to conquer campus!

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