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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Nina Bahadur

6 Eating Disorder Myths Debunked | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women

How much do you actually know about eating disorders? For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we've rounded up common misconceptions that make i...

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You!

Lynn Grefe | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynn Grefe

Eating disorders are very "behind closed doors" afflictions. I can't tell you how many times a parent has told me, "I had no idea." And frequently that "aha" moment comes at a startlingly late stage of the illness' progression.

How I Survived Anorexia

August McLaughlin | Posted 04.04.2015 | Women
August McLaughlin

After accepting my diagnosis, anorexia seemed like the one special thing about me. "Recovery" seemed synonymous with "fatness," "failure" and "mediocrity." When my therapist threatened hospitalization, I lied, promising to gain necessary weight.

How Instagram Is Helping Me Recover From An Eating Disorder

Proud2BMe | Posted 02.24.2015 | Teen

It was a place where it was OK that I felt guilty after eating or wanted to cry because I hated my body. But it was also a place where I could feel proud of myself.

Take a 'Virtual Walk' for Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Shannon Cutts | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Shannon Cutts

Long gone are the days of the "anonymous Internet" when folks surfed and shared about their deepest fears and struggles under the protective cover of ...

Mary Kate Sheridan

Health Issue Midlifers May Be Ashamed To Admit | Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 03.02.2012 | Fifty

While young women are often the faces of eating disorders, diseases such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating can affect any age -- and recent data s...

It's Brutal Honesty Time

Rita Schiano | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Schiano

For years I've written, spoke, taught and trained about the importance of understanding one's self-worth. I even coined the phrase that self-worth is one element of the equation that makes for self-esteem: Self-confidence plus self-worth equals self-esteem.

The Scary Reality Of A Real-Life Barbie Doll

Galia Slayen | Posted 06.08.2011 | College
Galia Slayen

Some people have skeletons in their closet. I have an enormous Barbie in mine.

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.

Feeding The Hole In The Soul

Dr. Judi Hollis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judi Hollis

Though we have a super-sized appetite for fast food, the national malady has more to do with our spiritual connections: how we live, who we are, how we think, how we love, how we face fear, how we die.

Family Of Anorexia Victim Speaks Out: 'It Really Took Everything That She Was'

The Iowa State Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

She described herself as a salesperson, a computer program and database manager. Others described her as beautiful, talented, smart, having everything...