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.
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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In this episode focused on lived experience, we touch on the common themes and characteristics of living with an eating disorder, including disconnection, isolation, and stigma through Vicky’s journey. This episode features clinical counsellor and Manager of Jessie's Legacy, Joanna, and our intern, Vicky, who has lived experience of an eating disorder. You’ll find us covering points such as how secrecy, loss, and shame can show up and impact the experience of living with an eating disorder, early warning signs, the timeline of potential points of intervention and the experience of different types of support for Vicky, and how she realized it was time to get help.Listen to Podcast Now
In this inspiring piece, 18-year-old mental health advocate, Larissa, writes an open letter to her eating disorder. Honest, poetic, and inspiring, our newest blog post is a must-read!Read article here
"Eating disorders and disordered eating share very common symptoms but are not the same. Some common symptoms include: A preoccupation with weight and/or body shape Yo-yo dieting Overexercising Fasting and/or restricting Compulsive overeating Purging and/or laxative use While there may be some commonalities, disordered eating is made up of a range of thoughts, feelings, and … Read More" ... Read More
"If your child’s eating habits change in a way that seems significant to you. For instance, s/he may begin to restrict food intake or change her diet entirely, may start skipping meals, or may begin to take meal replacement ‘shakes’ and skip meals. Or you may notice s/he now takes only half the portion s/he used to, for no good reason that you can see. Or you notice your child now cuts food up in small pieces and eats very slowly. These are just some examples." ... Read More
In this informative episode, our host, Val, is joined by two guests, Vicky and Joanna. Vicky is a social justice practicum student working with Jessie’s Legacy, and generously shares her own lived experience with an eating disorder from which she is now in recovery. Joanna, clinical counsellor and manager of Jessie’s Legacy, has also been … Read More
Dear ED, You say to strive for perfection, that being as small as possible is the ideal. You say I do not deserve the space that I hold, I do not deserve that meal. You said to follow society’s standards, ones that say what I wear and look like determine who I am as a … Read MoreView all blog posts...
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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