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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

Familiar Friends: A Journey With Anorexia and Bulimia

**Trigger Warning: This post contains lived experience descriptions about eating disorders that some may find triggering**  Disordered eating is something I am very familiar with. My friends Anorexia and Bulimia have been with me since I was a preteen. Recently, an expert on the radio spoke about how the reckoning of COVID-19 had created a … Read More

Flipping the Script: Balancing Perfection with Self-Compassion

Many of us are aware that we’re our own worst critic when it comes to how we view ourselves. We’re constantly looking at ourselves through a critical lens with the belief that it determines our value and worth as a person, and that can be exhausting! The constant high expectations, pressure, and harsh criticism can … Read More

Job Opportunity – Join the Jessie’s Legacy Team !

We are expanding our team! Are you passionate about mental health and eating disorders prevention? We are looking for a project coordinator to help support our growing initiatives: Project Coordinator with Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness program (4 days/28 hours per week) Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness program provides education, resources, and … Read More

Taking Care of your Body and Mind During COVID-19

You may be feeling out of control around food. Like many others, you may be feeling that your eating habits have shifted in the absence of your regular routine. Maybe having more food in the house in preparation for self-isolation means that you have been eating more than anticipated. During a crisis, it is not … Read More

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

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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