Category Archives: Eating Disorder

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…

Struggling to find an Ah-Ha moment in Recovery

Written by: Aurora Vendramini I heard many times in treatment, “You can’t recover until you want to recover.” It is true. However, nobody ever told me how to want to recover. I have read books written by recovered people and listened to recovered people speak. They always spoke about this thing that I will call an ‘Ah…

Everyone Knows Somebody

Written by: Greta Gleissner Prior to recovery, when my bulimia started over two decades ago, in 1990, I didn’t know anyone else with bulimia. That seems strange now, since bulimia had been a diagnosis in the DSM-III since 1980. In any case, I knew one person who identified as a chronic dieter and overeater, and…

Dear ED: A Mother’s Letter

Dear ED, I’ve been meaning to write to you for awhile.  There’s a lot I have to say. I remember the day my daughter told me you came to visit her.  It was nine years ago and I was on the phone with her walking to my car after work.  I’ll never forget that call….

Recovery Opening Doors to Others Needing Help

Written by: Jennifer Sternecker Everybody knows somebody. There was a time in my life when I thought I was the only one. The only one struggling with this voice in my head telling me I was worthless, fat, undesirable, fat, disappointing, fat, a failure, fat, etc. and fat. No matter what I heard, fat was…

Food and Body Talk – Questioning What Seems “Normal”

Written by: Rebecca Clegg, LPC The other day I was in line at Yoforia, my favorite frozen yogurt store. I was standing behind two young girls, who were agonizing over their topping selections. “I really want M&M’s”, said one girl to the other. “Ugh, me too, but I shouldn’t…I don’t want to deal with the…

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!…

Putting Eating Disorders Behind Bars

Written by: Kate Barton Eating disorders make me mad. They are unjust. Nobody DESERVES to have an eating disorder, something which admittedly, has taken me a while to see. Eating disorders lie. I know this because that’s how I got hooked in the first place. I looked in the mirror and fell through it and…

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