YOU ARE WHOLE. YOU ARE ENOUGH.

Your worth can’t be measured by the numbers on the scale, the size of your clothes, or the reflection in the mirror. Love your body and love yourself.
Every. Single. Day.

Jessie’s Legacy provides education, resources and inspiration to prevent eating disorders and address disordered eating.

Created and operated by Family Services of the North Shore, this innovative program supports BC youth, families, educators and professionals through online resources, live events, social media, and the Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves movement.
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Joanna answers your questions...

Question: Do you have any suggestions to deal with the guilt my eating disorder makes me feel for having tried a ‘higher calorie’ meal that I’m not used to?

"First of all, congratulations on trying new foods!  In early recovery, it’s normal to feel guilty when challenging the “eating disorder rules”.  I once had a client describe this feeling as positive guilt — a sign that they were making progress, facing their fears, and exploring uncharted territory. Try writing down those guilty feelings.  Talk to someone … Read More" ... Read More

Question: Can you recover from an eating disorder?

"Yes. What works? There is no one answer to this because as we always say, if there was something that worked, we’d all be doing it and everyone would recover quickly. There can be many reasons for, and many individual parts to, an eating disorder. Because of this, recovery is an intricate process, and will have as much to do with your child’s specific needs as it will with the therapeutic processes that we have had success with. " ... Read More

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May 5, 2021

Q&A Series: Katheryn Iu’s Inspiring Journey From Battling An Eating Disorder to Becoming An Activist

Our Q&A participant, Katheryn Iu, shares how her cultural background played a role in hiding an internal struggle and her experience managing an eating disorder while being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Katheryn is also the face behind the nonprofit F*ck Eating Disorders, also known as F*CK(ED), a platform dedicated to showcasing the rise in disordered eating content online … Read More

March 9, 2021

“Open hearts. Honest conversations.” Loving Our Bodies and Ourselves During a Pandemic – A Podcast

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes to people’s routines, schedules, and lifestyles for over a year now. At Jessie’s Legacy, we are also aware of and concerned about the shift that the pandemic has brought to people who suffer from an eating disorder, those who are in recovery or have recovered, and people … Read More

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This program is dedicated to Jessie Alexander, who inspires us to practice daily kindness – both to ourselves and to others. Known for her warm smile, easy laugh and unwavering compassion, this is her legacy of love.
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