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.

Want to share your Story of Hope and Inspiration? Email your story in 700 words or less (word doc format) and also a picture of yourself (jpeg or gif) to: [email protected] We will review your story and be in touch with you shortly thereafter!

Dr. Jennifer Ashton interviews Liana Rosenman of Project HEAL and discusses the organization’s mission and Liana’s personal story of hope. As posted by CBS.

“I Choose to Have a Life”

Contributor:  Louise Hall, valued community member of Eating Disorder Hope Perfectionism and a sensitive nature are traits that may predispose someone to an eating disorder. Having those traits, being a competitive swimmer, having a love for food and becoming slightly overweight were all a recipe for an eating disorder. I trained before and after school [...]
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Finding Freedom through the Past

Contributor:  Nikki DuBose, contributor for Eating Disorder Hope I’ll never forget that fateful day when the horrible memories resurfaced. Although blurry and confusing, one thing was clear; I had been touched in places I shouldn’t have. Held down for far too long until I felt like I was going to perish from suffocation. A crimson, [...]
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Jessica Walker – Doing More than Surviving

Contributor: Jessica Walker, Eating Disorder Hope valued community member I read somewhere that you can survive without food for three weeks. That’s almost a lie. I know from experience that you can survive for months on nothing but iceberg lettuce, lowfat yogurts, and endless reruns of The Food Network. But that’s all you’ll be doing: [...]
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Recovery of Candace Michele

The first 18 years of my life I worked to maintain a daily facade, afraid to let anyone see my fragile self. Indeed, it was not until the summer of 2013 that I began to understand I am not broken or defected—I am a warrior, and I am worth it. The initial foundation of shame, [...]
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Eating Disorder Hope Ten Year Anniversary Celebration Recovery Stories Video Series

Want to be a Video Rock Star in Recovery? Eating Disorder Hope, a leading online community dedicated to helping those who struggle with disordered eating, is celebrating their 10 year anniversary! To celebrate our anniversary and in honor of all that have made this community so special, we are featuring a Recovery Story Video Series! [...]
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Speaking Out About Your Eating Disorder Journey – Kirsten Haglund

Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation Speaking out about anything you’ve struggled with is not easy. There’s the risk of judgment, the fear you’ll be misunderstood, or that people just won’t care. Being vulnerable is hard, but often, openness, honesty and self-disclosure can [...]
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Inspirational Story – Kat Watson

Contributor: Kat Watson, reader contribution for Eating Disorder Hope Disorder – A Young Woman’s Journey to Recovery Present Day- Waking up isn’t an obstacle for me to face every morning- it’s sleeping that’s my problem. As if my nights count as sleeping. Tossing, turning, shivering, and slipping in and out of dreams. Not even five [...]
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