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Blog posts in June, 2020

Megan K., Alumna of The Renfrew Center of Charlotte Riding the Wave June 29, 2020

Life seemed pretty good after Renfrew; however, I learned recovery brings ups and downs. You will have many great days, but also some difficult ones. This is okay! One of my favorite sayings in treatment was "rid...

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Jillian Balser, LMSW, MPH, Therapist at The Renfrew Center of Nashville Loving Kindness Meditation June 22, 2020

A lot of folks are feeling disconnected during this time of social distancing – and understandably so! As incredibly social and community-driven beings, this time of quarantine, while undoubtedly necessary and im...

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Erin M., Alumna of The Renfrew Center of Chicago Recovery Isn't a Straight Line June 15, 2020

Last week, I graduated from high school. Honestly, I didn't think I would make it this far. My eating disorder consumed my life from such a young age, and I did not know recovery was even possible. But it is. I...

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Erin Birely, LCPC, Team Leader of the Renfrew Center of Baltimore and Alumni Services Coordinator Connections Spring 2020 June 08, 2020

The traditional gift for a 35th anniversary is coral. It represents patience, vibrancy, healing, and defense. Similarly, each of these characteristics play a powerful role in eating disorder treatment and reco...

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Emma H., Renfrew Alumna To Hide the 'Queer' June 01, 2020

This piece illustrates the internal battle I feel regarding my sexuality. Growing up as an innocent, young lesbian in an openly homophobic and sexist environment, desperately beating down any sign of being gay,...

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