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Blog posts in July, 2020

Erin Birely, LCPC, Team Leader of the Renfrew Center of Baltimore and Alumni Coordinator Recovery Checklist: Anniversary Edition July 27, 2020

Anniversaries, both positive and negative, can bring up expectations and reminders of the past. As thoughts emerge during this time, you may notice more urges for disordered behaviors as well. Use the checklis...

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Kristin Szostak, MA, LPC, Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia – Center City Carpe Diem: Embracing the New Normal July 20, 2020

Most of us have been following the news about the coronavirus since earlier in the year. Closing schools, businesses and stores for two weeks? Okay, sure, this felt uncomfortable, but manageable. Then, the update...

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Joelle L., Renfrew Alumna Finding Support in a Virtual Community July 13, 2020

I have been struggling with an eating disorder since I was about 12 years old. I remember having bad thoughts about my body, my self esteem, and my overall wellbeing for as long as I can remember. My parents ne...

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Anna R., Renfrew Alumna Conveying Emotion Through Color July 06, 2020

Throughout my treatment, I've experimented with how color can be used to convey emotion. I find that art helps me explore my emotions in a way that's intuitive and cathartic. Anna's artwork is featured in Th...

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