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Jenni Schaefer

I Could Have Been That Girl: Is PTSD Incurable?

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

"I could have been that girl," author and friend June Alexander wrote to me regarding the recent news coverage about a woman in her twenties who was a...

Almost Anorexic

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 02.14.2014 | Women
Jenni Schaefer

On planes and at parties, Dr. Thomas and I are often asked, "How can I become almost anorexic?", as if engaging in eating disorder symptoms at an average or above-average body weight is benign or even desirable.

What I Gained By Ditching My Eating Disorder

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 03.27.2012 | Women
Jenni Schaefer

The body truly is a vehicle for life rather than something to be controlled. I've heard it said that our bodies are our Earth suits -- simply what we wear on this planet in order to get around. We must nourish this gift in a balanced way.

It's Time To Talk About It: Everyone Can Do... Just One Thing

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

Eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. They don't discriminate by size, weight, ethnicity, gender, culture, age, or anything else.

Gratitude in Dating (And in the Kitchen)

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

It makes me nervous to cook for someone else -- what if they don't like what I make? -- so I have chosen not to do so, for years. But a couple of days ago I decided to take a risk and make dinner for my boyfriend's birthday.

I Canceled My Online Dating Account!

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

I am taking a break from strangers sending me some misspelled variation of "Hey babe! Let's get together tonight," and making a decision to focus on just living my life.

Maybe I'm Not So Bad at Dating

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

Why do I keep attracting men who I only want to go out with once? More specifically, am I actually choosing to date these guys in an effort to squeeze out the chance of having the real thing with someone?

Shopping At Home: Life After An Eating Disorder

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

After Ed (aka "eating disorder") and I broke up, I have to admit that I splurged a little. I am not usually much of a shopper, but I was so excited about my life without Ed that I wanted to explore some new things.

It's Okay to be Happy (Some Thoughts and a Song!)

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

I never chose to struggle with depression, but I did choose to get better.

Fuzz Balls: Gratitude in Everyday Life

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

At what age, do we stop noticing fuzz balls? In other words, when do we stop seeing the wonder in the little things?

Don't Text Spencer: Using Eating Disorder Recovery Skills in Everyday Life

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

My challenge today is to recognize insane ways of thinking and then to move in the direction of positive change.

Letting Go: In Life and Recovery

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

These days, I give the airlines a big thank you for giving me the chance to practice the important concept of letting go on a regular basis.

Dating Real People (After An Eating Disorder)

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

I don't have to do anything except be myself and trust the process. If it doesn't work out with someone, I will learn something for the next time around.

Hello Me: Finding Myself after an Eating Disorder

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

I am recovered from anorexia and bulimia. "Recovered," as in, I no longer have an eating disorder. (Period.) Instead, I have a life filled with joy an...