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: When should I be worried?

"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

Question: What’s the difference between disordered eating and an eating disorder?

"The spectrum ranges from healthy eating on one end, where food isn’t given a whole lot of focus, except as something that is both pleasurable and functional to good health. Disordered eating sits in the centre of the spectrum, characterized by preoccupation with weight and shape, calorie restriction, use of weight-loss supplements, Yo-yo dieting (cycles of losing and then gaining weight), and finally, with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder at the other end of the spectrum. Health can be very compromised with engagement in disordered eating. " ... Read More

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May 12, 2020

Reflections on Body Image and Emotional Stressors During A Global Pandemic

Have you ever felt like you were so flooded with emotions that you could feel the intensity in your body? Anxiety, sadness, fear and anger are some of the overwhelming emotions that can flood us at any given moment of our day. This is especially intense for people who are highly sensitive or empathic. Being … Read More

April 21, 2020

Daily Routine & Self-Reflection Worksheets to Help You Navigate COVID-19

We have put together a few exercises that you can download, print, and complete to assist you in finding your “new normal” as we all navigate staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Support with Creating a Daily Routine   Many people may struggle to incorporate structure during this period of self-isolation. It’s understandable, … 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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