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Thriving in Recovery: A Story of Hope (Video)

Everyone has a story. Elizabeth Catanese, Renfrew Alum and author of The College Mindfulness Workbook, discusses how mindfulness, which she first (reluctantly!) learned about in treatment at Renfrew, has helped her to stay actively engaged in eating disorder recovery for over ten years. Elizabeth leads attendees in a mindfulness activity from her workbook, with discussion at the end facilitated by Renfrew’s Alumni Services Coordinator, Erin Birely, LCPC.

Elizabeth Catanese, Renfrew Alum, is a writer and artist who holds degrees from Bryn Mawr College & Middlebury College. Her poetry has most recently appeared in The Night Heron Barks, Calyx, and The Pittsburgh Poetry Review. She is the author of the children’s book series Mt. Olympus Theme Park and the college resource, The College Mindfulness Workbook. She enjoys bringing mindfulness practice to her students in her role as an associate professor of English at Community College of Philadelphia. She can be followed on Instagram: @singlemomtwins and @singlemomtwinsaffirmations 

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