Eating Disorders Don’t Take a Summer Vacation
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4d ago
For many, summertime means vacations, long, warm days, and a much-appreciated break from school or work. It is a season of sunshine and recreation. For the millions of people with an eating disorder, however, summer often means something much more difficult than carefree leisure and freedom. As the school year ends and summer approaches, now is the time to plan for and address the common challenges facing people with eating disorders during the summer. In this article, we discuss some key factors that make this season difficult for those affected by these illnesses and describe how provid ..read more
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Living Beyond The Mat: A Q&A with Author Nicole Byars
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2w ago
**Content warning: This is one person’s story; everyone will have unique experiences in recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors, and symptoms. Please use your discretion when reading and speak with your support system as needed. Nicole Byars’s (she/her) multi-years of experience as an accomplished trauma-informed yoga specialist and best-selling author has given her the unique tools to help others step into transformative thinking, creating optimum outcomes both professionally and personally. With 500 hours of training as a registered yoga teacher, she ..read more
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Reclaiming Myself: A Story of Healing from Anorexia
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3w ago
**Content warning: This is one person’s story; everyone will have unique experiences in recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors, and symptoms. Please use your discretion when reading and speak with your support system as needed. My name is Brooklynn Raacke. I’ve overcome anorexia and am now a survivor. Through living with an eating disorder, I have been able to foster empathy and understanding for human struggles. While I would never wish disordered eating upon anybody, I am grateful for what my journey has taught me. I entered my first dance class at ..read more
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A Letter To Those Fighting in Silence
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3w ago
**Content warning: This is one person’s story; everyone will have unique experiences in recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors, and symptoms. Please use your discretion when reading and speak with your support system as needed. Jason* is passionate about supporting other males in eating disorder recovery. If you are interested in connecting with Jason, you can send him an email at *Last name omitted at the author’s request ..read more
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Staff Spotlight, Christine Ringo
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1M ago
My name is Christine Ringo (she/her/hers) and I am the Talent Acquisition Team Lead for (the parent company of The Emily Program, ). I have been with Accanto since October of 2018. I started at Veritas’ eating disorder treatment center in , and have worked in four roles within the organization, including Therapeutic Assistant (TA) or Behavioral Health Technician (BHT), Site Trainer, Talent Acquisition Business Partner (TABP), and TA Team Lead ..read more
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“I’m not small enough…” — My Experience with Atypical Anorexia Nervosa
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1M ago
**Content warning: This is one person’s story; everyone will have unique experiences in recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors, and symptoms. Please use your discretion when reading and speak with your support system as needed. My name is Poppy Barnes-Browne. I’m 21 years old and a third-year veterinary medicine student who has struggled with disordered eating and exercise for my entire teenage life. My symptoms worsened in 2023, and I was diagnosed with atypical anorexia nervosa. Atypical anorexia is categorized as an Other Specified Feeding and Eati ..read more
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My “One Wild and Precious Life”
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2M ago
**Content warning: This is one person’s story; everyone will have unique experiences in recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors, and symptoms. Please use your discretion when reading and speak with your support system as needed. Catherine* (she/her) is a board-certified nurse, real-world data expert, and lifelong learner. She spent over a decade living in New York City before opting for a simpler life surrounded by the mountains in Jackson, Wyoming. For the past five years, Catherine has worked remotely for a healthcare technology company focused on im ..read more
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Staff Spotlight, Liam Reilly
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2M ago
My name is Liam Reilly (he/him). I am a Dietetic Technician at The Emily Program’s , and I have been with the company for nine months ..read more
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Eaten Alive: A Q&A with Author Abigail Anderson
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2M ago
**Content warning: This is one person’s story; everyone will have unique experiences in recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors, and symptoms. Please use your discretion when reading and speak with your support system as needed. Abby Anderson (she/her) is from the Twin Cities area and underwent treatment at The Emily Program following her anorexia nervosa diagnosis in the spring of 2018. After graduating from business school in 2020, Abby worked in corporate retail and consulting before eventually finding her passion in healthcare. Today, Abby works in ..read more
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Life Beyond the Disorder
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3M ago
**Content warning: This is one person’s story; everyone will have unique experiences in recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors, and symptoms. Please use your discretion when reading and speak with your support system as needed. Katie Mazzarelli (she/her) is a 23-year-old Registered Nurse who battled anorexia nervosa in her final years of college. With a little bit of hope and a whole lot of support, she seeks to motivate and inspire those struggling with the promise that there is a life worth fighting for beyond the disorder ..read more
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