Author Archives: ViR

EATING DISORDER ACTION ALERT! Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2013

*******ACTION ALERT!!! Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2013!!******* **EVEN IF YOU AREN’T PERSONALLY IMPACTED BY EATING DISORDERS, PLEASE MAKE TWO PHONE CALLS TODAY IN ORDER TO MAKE A HUGE DIFFERECNCE in the lives of those who do suffer these deadly, but treatable, disorders!** Contact your Senator and ask them to sign on to the below letter…

NEDA Awareness Week Recap

In case you weren’t aware, ViR has been sharing daily posts in honor of NEDA Awareness week!! I have been so humbled and grateful for those sharing their voices, stories and experiences. I wanted to share all posts here in case people missed any! Thank you all so much for being a part of this…

Being a Somebody Everybody Knows in Recovery

This years theme of Everybody Knows Somebody really spoke to the need for more awareness, research and activism in the field of eating disorders. I am so grateful for the six people who shared their voices, their stories and their connection to the theme. When I created ViR, I felt the need to connect to…

Day 1 NEDA Awareness – Changing Places

Today marks day 1 of NEDA Awareness week, and the theme is “Everybody Knows Somebody.” Todays post is written by Jackie Tanner, a person in recovery, from the perspective of her husband. It is how she felt her husband felt. I am also including a bio of Jackie, to help you get to know her!…

Love yourself first and everything falls into line

Written by: Kate Barton Image Credit: Love Yourself! by Angela Mary Butler I’ve been back at uni for a month, after having to take a year out involving 6 months of inpatient treatment and travelling along recovery road, more so than I ever dreamed possible. I’m finding myself looking around at this little city, Bangor,…

Beauty from Within

  Beauty from Within By: Stephanie Vitale Beauty on the out Possibly But is that the definition? Is that what defines me? I think not Beauty is within Your voice Your heart Your mind Your strength Your love Beauty is within The voice inside Blocking the Beauty from within Trying to silence it But nothing…

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28 Days and Sobriety Reflections

I was watching 28 Days, one of my favorite movies, and I think in many ways is a pretty good movie to reflect the experience of addiction. Every time I watch it I feel different about it. When I was struggling with drinking I would watch it and cry so hard. When I first was…

Healthy Summer Pledge 2012

Image Credit: summer sun via Duarte Santos Bikinis & Bathing Suits, Toning Up, Beaches, Dieting, Friends, Losing Weight, Vacation & Watching What You Eat = Summer Fun! Wait a minute –something about that doesn’t sound fun (or healthy)! That’s because it’s not. Summer is meant to be a time to enjoy warmer weather by engaging…

Spring Break Pledge 2012

Bikinis & Bathing Suits, Toning Up, Beaches, Dieting, Friends, Losing Weight, Vacation, Fun, & Watching What You Eat = Spring Break 2012! —- Wait a minute –something about that doesn’t sound right! That’s because it’s not. Spring Break is supposed to be about taking time off from school to refresh your mind, body and spirit….

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