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Voice of Recovery: Aja P.

Voice of Recovery: Aja P.

Aja’s testimonial is featured as a Voice of Recovery in the spring 2021 issue of Connections, The Renfrew Center’s alumni newsletter. Published twice a year, Connections highlights alumni recovery stories, upcoming events, tips and tools to stay in recovery, and much more.

Fostering Community During Pride Facilitates Eating Disorder Recovery

Fostering Community During Pride Facilitates Eating Disorder Recovery

Since eating disorders impact LGBTQIA+ communities at a disproportionately higher rate than their cisgender, heterosexual peers, it’s crucial that we, as an eating disorder community, create discourse around LGBTQIA+ issues. 

Recognizing Freedom Through Loss

Recognizing Freedom Through Loss

Memorial Day has become synonymous with cook outs, getting together with friends, and the start of summer. But the purpose behind Memorial Day is really meant to be a chance to honor and remember those we have lost in service to our country, and this year I want you to add on a recovery piece to your Memorial Day.

Creating Space to Grow

Creating Space to Grow

If you would have told me six months ago I would make it to this day, I would have almost certainly given you a look of disbelief, or laughed with great doubt, or said, “Yeah right, I don’t believe you.”

Navigating TikTok While in Recovery

Navigating TikTok While in Recovery

As we continue to social distance in an effort to stay healthy, many of us have turned to social media for entertainment and connection with our friends.

Write Your Own Permission Slip

Write Your Own Permission Slip

Giving yourself permission to let go of the “should” and listen and respond to “wants” is an integral part of the eating disorder recovery journey.

Feeling Worthy After Treatment

Feeling Worthy After Treatment

While I’ve been facing daily challenges from my ED, my recovery voice has been unshakeable in my head, saying, “YOU MATTER!” even when I’m not willing to hear it.

Negative Body Image (and what to do about it)

Negative Body Image (and what to do about it)

For most adolescent and adult women in today’s America, achieving the perfect body has become the dominant measure of self-worth. Learn how to shift a negative body image to a positive one.

Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice

In February 2020, I entered The Renfrew Center of Charlotte “kicking and screaming.” I was a newlywed, and I refused to allow anything to disrupt the “pretty” life I was portraying.

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