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: How do I support my child who is struggling with poor body image? What can I do?

"Excellent question!  Here are some tips I like to give parents and kids to use in order to create a more positive body image environment at home: When talking about your own body – be kind, don’t speak negatively about it. Remember, you are a role model. Show your child that when you want to make … Read More" ... Read More

Question: S/he has already been through treatment. What’s it going to take?

"It can be very difficult for families when a child goes through treatment and then re-engages in the eating disorder. This is a difficult disease and progress can be much slower than anyone, including the individual with the eating disorder, wants it to be. What it takes is continual patience, understanding and empathy, along with a good therapeutic approach that works for your child and your family. " ... Read More

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August 15, 2019

Using Mindful Movement to Heal (Part 2)

In our culture, exercise is seen as having to be vigorous, exhausting, intense, and long-winded, in order to be effective. Let’s begin to challenge this notion since it can be harmful to our bodies and our psyches. Movement can be as easy as it sounds. Moving your body. From Tai Chi to Swimming, Bowling to … Read More

August 8, 2019

Using Mindful Movement to Heal (Part 1)

Eating disorders fundamentally disconnect us from ourselves. By keeping us trapped in worry about our physical bodies, they separate us emotionally and spiritually from our passions and the things that matter most to us. Practices of mindfulness can be used in recovery from an eating disorder as powerful tools to help reconnect with our bodies … Read More

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jessie’s story

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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