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Kindness and Hope

By Daryl Madill, F.E.A.S.T. Parent Support Lines coordinator and Board Chair

« Ah, kindness.


A simple way

To tell another struggling

Soul that there

Is love to be found

In this world »

I found this quote recently, and it sums up what I try to put into practice each day.  Being kind…always.  Equally important for someone providing peer support is to give hope…a key message given to parents reaching out to F.E.A.S.T. for support. Hope that recovery is possible at every age and stage of illness.  

F.E.A.S.T. ‘s volunteer parent support team is ready to respond to emails (, voicemails, or Live Chats (blue button on our website)  for any parent/carer worldwide who is struggling and has questions about how to support their loved one with an eating disorder.

In addition, F.E.A.S.T. ‘s peer support forums, Around the Dinner Table, and Around the Dinner Table Facebook, also in Spanish, connect carers all over the globe who share insights, ask questions, and provide mutual support to those helping their family member with an eating disorder.  The Facebook forum is a closed group, and only available to carers who respond to the 3 moderator questions before being admitted to the group.  Anything shared there is not visible to one’s regular Facebook friends.

Kindness and hope…gosh, don’t we need both more than ever during these crazy times? I, along with all F.E.A.S.T.’s parent support team and forum moderators, stand ready to provide both to parents and carers around the globe 24/7.

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  1. Lisa B

    Daryl, I have witnessed you in some pretty chaotic situations, keeping us all in the know and you exude Kindness in all you do. As to Hope, I’ve never left a time with you, whether in person or virtually, when Hope wasn’t the exact thing I felt. Xo

    • Daryl

      Such an uplifting comment Lisa! And as a trusted & valued member of our Parent Support Lines team, I KNOW that you provide the very best in hopeful interactions with any parents you reach out to. Your support means so much to so many.

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