CJ (Cousin Jamie)

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moving away from self-blame during a lapse

moving away from self-blame during a lapse

“That dinner was huge. It was much bigger than we had in day” “I haven’t been meeting all of my exchanges” “It makes me feel good so I don’t feel as depressed and anxious…” OJ’s words are familiar, but I

CJ: what i want you to know but my ED does not

CJ: what i want you to know but my ED does not

I’ve always thought of my eating disorder as a very personal thing. There were years where I was in my eating disorder and no one really knew. Because of this, many people have told me (and in some ways, I

reclaiming a lost identity as a carer at the NEDA Conference

reclaiming a lost identity as a carer at the NEDA Conference

Hello from Boston! We are back home following a long-weekend in the great city of Chicago meeting eating disorder activists, professionals, carers, and those in recovery. This was our first time attending the National Eating Disorder Association’s (NEDA) conference and

learning to stay balanced: something i’ve never done before

learning to stay balanced: something i’ve never done before

What a summer it has been! In the most sarcastic tone possible, I apologize to all my fans out there who haven’t heard from me in a while. My last post was a letter to OJ’s eating disorder asking or rather

public trauma, disordered eating, and healing

public trauma, disordered eating, and healing

We are so honored and excited to be able to share Kira Rakova’s powerful words on our blog. In this post, Kira writes about the idea of negotiating the pain that often comes in the wake of public tragedies. Kira’s piece