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Inspiration, lessons, insights from the people who have lived experience of having or supporting someone with an eating disorder

To a parent on a terrible, terrible day

Dear Family, You’ve opened this envelope after a very bad day. I don’t know how bad, or in what way. But I have talked with…

What I’ve Learned about Feeding My Daughter with ARFID

By Liz McLean, F.E.A.S.T. Volunteer This is what I’ve learned, not what “studies show” or experts say. Hopefully it helps. Trust your gut Mom, ARFID…

Reflections on the Around the Dinner Table Forum

By Deenl, Around the Dinner Table Forum Moderator It is a time of anniversaries in my house and I find myself in a reflective mood.…

Letting Me Fight In Your Boxing Ring

By Judy Krasna Over the past 2 years, I have been very actively involved in F.E.A.S.T. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors…

Imperfect Recoveries and the Role of the Supporter

By Andrea LaMarre, PhD There are a lot of ideas circulating out in the ether around what makes someone “recovered.” You wouldn’t be hard pressed…

Lessons About Caring for the Caregiver

By Liz McLean, F.E.A.S.T. Volunteer “The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who…

The Gift of Empowerment

By Judy Krasna, F.E.A.S.T. Board Member and Parent Volunteer I would like to think that I am a competent mother. In fact, I was the…

ARFID Rider Clauses

By Liz McLean, F.E.A.S.T. Parent and Volunteer Sometimes, only sometimes, I wish that I were Beyonce, because then my dressing room would be stocked with…

Weight Stigma and Eating Disorders

By Shira Rosenbluth, licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), weight-neutral approach. When a thin person develops an eating disorder, we express concern and fear. We worry about…

Neurodivergence and Eating Disorders

By Avery Before I get into the nitty gritty of life with neurodivergence and an eating disorder, let me preface with where I’m coming from……

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