Category: Stories of Hope

“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Watch and read about outstanding women and men and their stories of hope, who exemplify substance, character, and are shining examples of using their unique gifts and talents to lead fulfilling lives and contribute to a better world. All have battled eating disorders and are doing well in their recovery.

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Be Your Best Advocate

Have you ever woken up one day thinking, “today I will have an eating disorder?” You probably haven’t. Many people who don’t have an eating disorder don’t understand. We don’t choose to have an eating disorder. However, we can choose recovery. I was 16 years old when I started struggling with what I thought was [...]
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The Promise of Hope for Greta

I never believed that I would be writing from a place of recovery, and for that, I am so grateful. In my adolescence, I experienced deep darkness, and I turned to food as a coping mechanism. I was looking for someone or something to tell me I was worthy of life. And my eating disorder [...]
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Destroying my Demon, an Ongoing Process.

Control, it’s something I never felt like I had. Control was something I thought I would achieve by starting a calorie deficit for weight loss, which turned into anorexia nervosa. The truth is, I never felt more in control than when I began the road to eating disorder recovery. I developed a very unhealthy mindset [...]
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Hannah’s Recovery Story

I attended my first class at “Shapedown” in an elementary school gymnasium. Shapedown is notorious for their “family style” approach to weight loss. I wasn’t older than 10 years old, and I found myself accompanied by my mother and father and being told the difference between “good” foods and “bad” foods. I had always been [...]
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