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Blog posts in August, 2020

Sarah R., Renfrew Alumna Committed to The Journey August 31, 2020

My eating disorder story started when I was fifteen, and fourteen years later, I decided enough was enough. I decided on my own that I wanted to get better and sought out treatment to improve my quality of life a...

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Megan S., Renfrew Alumna The Power of Music August 24, 2020

I love Billie Eilish. No one really asks me why, but I always quickly explain, "I don't know why. It doesn't make any sense. I only listen to show tunes." But I do know why. I love Billie Eilish because ...

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Erin Birely, LCPC, Team Leader of the Renfrew Center of Baltimore and Alumni Coordinator Emotion Acceptance August 17, 2020

You may have noticed a theme in our Instagram this month focused on emotion acceptance, but what does that really mean? Emotion acceptance means getting friendly with our emotions and welcoming them, as opposed t...

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Dana Friend, Psy.D., The Renfrew Center of Coconut Creek Social Justice for Eating Disorder Recovery and Mental He... August 10, 2020

In response to the death of George Floyd as well as the injustices faced by many others, taking a strong stance for social justice and human rights is necessary now more than ever—including increased access to ea...

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Kati D., Renfrew Alumna The Flame August 03, 2020

I was never comfortable expressing my anger outwardly, so I turned it towards myself. My eating disorder promised that by hurting myself, others would understand the hurt they have caused me. This was not the cas...

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