Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Alanis Morisette and the National Eating Disorders Association

FYI – Singer/Songwriter Alanis Morisette will be running her first marathon and will donate all proceeds to the National Eating Disorders Association.,,20307477,00.html. If you would like to support her efforts (and those of NEDA!) you may contribute on her fundraising page at this link:

Monday, September 28, 2009

Relationship Issues and Eating Disorders

What should a person do when an eating disorder enters a friendship, or love relationship? There are many suggestions and guidelines revealed in subsequent articles, such as listening, conveying compassion, extending help, etc. But whether a friend or... a significant other, keep in mind that you are important too and your needs also have value.

Remember…Relationships need balance. If you have a relationship with someone suffering from anorexia or bulimia, extend love to them, and to yourself. If you need additional help in coping with the situation, you may consider a support group. Until your eating disordered friend achieves recovery, her primary love interest -- strange as it may seem – will remain her eating disorder...Read More

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Win a Free Copy of The New Release: INSATIABLE: A Young Mother's Struggle with Anorexia

Free Book Drawing
(check back often for future book drawings)

complete the contact form, enter book drawing in message, and you will automatically be entered into our October 5th, 2009 drawing to win this book!

INSATIABLE: A Young Mother's Struggle with Anorexia
by Erica Rivera (Penguin Group, 2009)

is a memoir that open up the dialogue about mother-daughter relationships and nourishment. Erica asks the question: what is it we're really hungry for?

From a writers' retreat in Taos to a coffee house in Minneapolis, through coutless jars of peanut butter, M&Ms, and a Barbie sheet cake, Erica takes readers with her on a raw and ultimately inspiring journey as she claws her way out of Anorexia and the binge cycle. Her inspiring process is one of making peace with her life as well as her body.

Or purchase your copy here:Insatiable: A Young Mother's Struggle with Anorexia

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Best-Selling Author Jenni Schaefer presents a FREE teleconference for MentorCONNECT

September 22, 2009

For Immediate release

Contact: Shannon Cutts

Phone: 713-906-9888



7218 Mobud, Houston, TX 77006

Attention: Feature and Event Desks

Best-Selling Author Jenni Schaefer presents a FREE teleconference for Houston’s own MentorCONNECT

Sept. 22, 2009, HOUSTON, TX – Jenni Schaefer, popular best-selling author of “Life Without Ed” and “Goodbye Ed, Hello Me” will present a FREE teleconference on Wednesday, October 7th, 2009, at 8pm central time. All are welcome to attend. RSVP’s are required.

This event is sponsored by Houston’s own MentorCONNECT, the first global eating disorders mentoring organization. Based in Houston since its inception in September 2007, MentorCONNECT now has a presence in 32 USA states and 10 countries, and has sponsored free events featuring such notable authors and speakers as Thom Rutledge, Dr. Carolyn Becker, Doris Smeltzer, and others.

Event Details:

To Register: Send an email with “RSVP for Jenni” to

RSVP Deadline: October 7th at noon

For More Info: Contact MentorCONNECT Founder Shannon Cutts at 713-906-9888 or

View Event Flyer: You may also view the event flyer online here:

More About MentorCONNECT:

MentorCONNECT is the first global online eating disorders mentoring community. Membership and all services are always free to members, and certain events are also opened up to the larger community. In addition to offering one-on-one mentoring matches, membership includes access to a password-protected, moderated, PRO-recovery community forum with two live weekly e-support groups and one Houston-based book study support group, periodic retreats and special events, a wide variety of online themed support groups, recovery blogs, personalized profile pages, the ability to upload photos/video/songs/artwork, and moderated chat/email services. To volunteer your services as a caring mentor, be matched with a mentor, or find general support, visit us at

Monday, September 21, 2009

Nutrionist needed for Oliver-Pyatt Center of South Miami

OLIVER-PYATT CENTER OF SOUTH MIAMI, a comprehensive program for the treatment of eating disorders, seeks a full-time nutritionist as part of its multi-disciplinary treatment team. Our treatment setting is intimate, with a high staff to client ratio, and an emphasis on individual therapy and highly individualized treatment. Responsibilities include nutritional counseling, meal planning, and group therapy. Position will lead and direct nutrition team for all levels of care.

Applicants must be Registered Dieticians with a minimum of 5 years experience, and expertise in treating patients with anorexia, bulimia, exercise addiction and binge eating disorder.

Position is full time, with a competitive salary and benefits package. For more information on our programs, please visit To apply, please contact Lizette Nunez at 305-663-1738 or email

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Invitation to join the Eating Disorder Hope Club

You are invited to join the Eating Disorder Hope Club!

We are thrilled to invite you, and excited to share with you all that our club has to offer. As a member of the Eating Disorder Hope Club, you will receive continual access to the very latest and best in supportive resources, served up with an ongoing abundance of hope for full recovery!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Relapse Prevention Week at Eating Disorder Hope

Many eating disorder sufferers experience relapse at some point in their recovery. It is not the end of the world, rather it is an opportunity to regroup and recommit to what works for you in your own personal recovery journey! Check out some of our great relapse resources at:

Also, please share any hope and inspiration you have here, on our blog, regarding regrouping after a relapse and regaining a path of recovery....

Monday, September 14, 2009

Relapse Prevention & Care

Always keep in mind that recovery is extremely difficult. Even the most committed person can experience periods of relapse. Don’t panic, and especially, don’t give up. There is no shame in simply being human.

Here’s another handy phrase: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In eating disorder recovery, relapse prevention is critical. This comes in many forms, such as identifying triggers. A trigger is something in the environment, an individual, a thought, or a situation that prompts a person to return to an eating disorder behavior. By preparing a response in advance, the recovering person will know what to do when faced with a dangerous trigger.

Read more about Relapse under our Recovery Tools section at:

Monday, September 07, 2009

Infertility and eating disorders - often not discussed

Have you struggled with infertility as a result of your eating disorder? How has this impacted your life?

Please read ourinformative article about infertility on our Health Page and share your comments here.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Health Issues Related to Eating Disorders

Check out our informative new
Health Resource Page

Excellent articles regarding: Medical Complications of Eating Disorders, Infertility, and Heredity. Must reads for those who wish to be informed on the health concerns related to eating disorders.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Jenni Schaefer releases new book! Goodbye Ed, Hello Me

Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life

(McGraw-Hill) by Jenni Schaefer

Don’t Battle an Eating Disorder Forever— Recover from It Completely

Jenni Schaefer and Ed (eating disorder) are no longer on speaking terms, not even in her most difficult moments. In her bestseller, Life Without Ed, Jenni learned to treat her eating disorder as a relationship, not a condition — enabling her to break up with Ed.

In Goodbye Ed, Hello Me Jenni shows you that being fully recovered is not just about breaking free from destructive behaviors with food and having a healthy relationship with your body; it also means finding joy and peace in your life.

Combining Jenni’s signature personal advice and unfailing encouragement along with valuable exercises you can do as you read, Goodbye Ed, Hello Me will give you the prescriptive tools to take the final steps in divorcing your Ed completely.

Lynn Grefe, CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association, says, “Jenni may someday be named the trend-setter for the miraculous word "recovered.’”

Available for purchase at Amazon or Gurze.