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The Power of ‘And’

The Power of ‘And’

See the featured artwork for July, by Renfrew Center alum Kate M., from The Renfrew Center Foundation’s 2021 Art Calendar.

How to Break the Burnout Cycle

How to Break the Burnout Cycle

Burnout is something we all can experience in different areas of life: in a job, a relationship, or even in recovery. One thing we can all agree on, though, is burnout isn’t good for us. However, it’s important to look at burnout because like with all emotional experiences, it is telling us something.

It’s Pride! Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders in LGBTQIA+ Communities

It’s Pride! Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders in LGBTQIA+ Communities

Pride, held annually in June, is a time for LGBTQIA+ folks to celebrate ourselves and the history of our movement that has gotten us to where we are today. It’s a time to honor what it means to be our authentic selves. It’s also a time for allies to show their support to loved ones.

Self-Compassion During Transitions in a Post-Pandemic World

Self-Compassion During Transitions in a Post-Pandemic World

When we spend too much time judging ourselves for where we “should” be, we do not consider all the obstacles we overcame this year. After you have identified an area where you are being too hard on yourself, sit down and write yourself a letter from the perspective of a kind, unconditionally loving friend.

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.

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