5 Life Lessons from Luna Lovegood

By Grace Bradley--J.K. Rowling, the author of the beloved Harry Potter series, once described Luna Lovegood as “slightly out-of-step in many ways, but she’s the anti-Hermione. Hermione’s so logical and inflexible in so many ways and Luna is likely to believe 10 impossible things before breakfast.”

8 Ways to Be An Ally to LGBTQ People in Recovery

An ally is defined by the Human Rights Campaign as “someone who is supportive of LGBTQ people. It encompasses non-LGBTQ allies as well as those within the LGBTQ community who support each other, e.g. a lesbian who is an ally to the bisexual community.” 

You Are Not Alone: Self-Care Tips and Resources for Trans Folx

Here at NEDA, we find it vital to recognize the unique experiences of individuals from marginalized communities who are affected by eating disorders. In today's difficult climate, we've compiled a list of helpful resources, support posts, and self-care tips catered to our transgender and non-binary friends.

7 Ethical, Summer-Ready Beauty Brands

By Charlotte Hoppe--In our culture today, we spend countless hours dedicated to food planning, prep and research. Fad diets, eating disorders and food blogs are increasingly common throughout the world.

Our 2017 Summertime Self-Esteem Guide!

By Emma Giordano--Back in 2012, we compiled a master list of the best posts to help you feel good in the hot weather, which you can still check out here. With Summer 2017 having just arrived, here are a few of our newer favorite self-esteem boosting posts to keep your spirits high in the midst of “beach body” pressures.

Body Positivity: A New Direction for “Project Runway”

By Grace Bradley--During a recent Good Morning America segment, Project Runway judges Heidi Klum, Zac Posen, and Nina Garcia revealed that, in line with the body positivity movement, viewers will get to see a more body diversity and inclusivity in the upcoming season.

5 Ways to Challenge "Bikini Body" Talk

Nearly 60% of you said that the body talk around you this time of year is constant. Everyone seems to be stressing about the start of "bikini season." Is it possible to keep a healthy perspective?

How to Keep ED Out of Summer Plans

By Katrin Alyss--During the summer, many of us like to make plans to go on vacations, road trips or head out to amusement parks.

We Need to Talk About Why the Rob Kardashian/Blac Chyna Situation is Not Okay

By Emma Giordano--If you’ve been on the internet today, you’ve probably heard about the Rob Kardashian/Blac Chyna situation. While we won’t be sharing explicit details or photos from this ongoing story, we do need to address why this behavior is unacceptable.

5 Reasons to Cook in Recovery

By Birdie--Whether the kitchen is familiar territory or unmarked terrain, this space may be a minefield for someone in recovery from an eating disorder. While cooking may be challenging, the results go far beyond the dinner plate; empower your recovery and make some yummy food on the way with these five restorative reasons to cook through your recovery!

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