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Blog posts in October, 2020

Adele B., Renfrew Alumna Reconnecting with Art Therapy: Artwork by Alum Adele B. October 28, 2020

Then: When I was in the depths of my eating disorder, I felt like I had lost my light - like I was trapped in darkness, inside and out. A dark depressing cloud full of negative thoughts constantly loomed over me....

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Erin Birely, LCPC, Team Leader of the Renfrew Center of Baltimore and Alumni Services Coordinator Adapting to a Virtual World - Connections Fall 2020 October 26, 2020

Growing up, I can remember the sheer joy of being allowed to play outside with friends and experiencing nature. Being social meant talking to peers at school and chatting with neighbors. Now, it involves an array...

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Sondra Rosenberg, ATR-BC, Creative Arts Therapies Supervisor Virtual Workshops for Alumni: Reconnecting with Art Therapy October 22, 2020

In September 2020, Renfrew offered what was hopefully the first of many virtual "Reconnecting with Art Therapy" workshops for alumni. We had a great turnout, and it was wonderful to see some familiar faces from o...

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Paige T., Renfrew Alumna Grit October 19, 2020

To those in this fight, Disclaimer: this is not a 'recovery is so beautiful' letter so if that is what you are looking for, look elsewhere. Depending on where you are in your recovery, you might be realizing...

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Angela Kaloudis, LMHC, NCC, Clinical Training Specialist at The Renfrew Center Bringing Support Persons into the Healing Process October 12, 2020

Far too often, traditional family therapy is not prioritized after the age of 18, including when it comes to eating disorder recovery. I get it - including support persons, like family, friends, roommates or roma...

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Caroline Lucin, MS, RD at The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey Mealtime Connection While Disconnected October 05, 2020

The past few months have been an unusual time and experience for all of us. We abruptly had to stop our typical day-to-day activities and figure out how to adjust, perform tasks and keep schedules while staying h...

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Brianna Theus, RDN, CDN, Registered Dietitian at The Renfrew Center of White Plains, NY More Than a Number: Your Weight Does Not Define You October 01, 2020

I am writing this as a thin, able-bodied, cisgender, black woman. The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NACABM) defines Weight Stigma as the discrimination or stereotypin...

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