Project HEAL is a phenomenal organization that funds Eating Disorder Treatment for individuals who cannot afford to do so themselves. This organization, Project HEAL, was founded by two amazing young 15 year old women who met in treatment and chose to help others reach full recovery as well!
A New Partner
Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran are two Eating Disorder Warriors and now foundation founders who have spread Project HEAL across the country and around the globe! Project HEAL sponsored the controversial film To The Bone, and is all about spreading the much needed awareness and education about Eating Disorders and diet culture. I am pleased to officially be partnering with Project Heal! Partial proceeds of all ticket proceeds and One Hope Wine sales at my events and speaking engagements will go towards Project HEAL
As I launch my business I cannot wait to promote Project HEAL, as well as, spread awareness and education about the truths behind Eating Disorders. Time and time again, I run into medical professionals, counselors and helping professionals who have very little, to no knowledge about Eating Disorders, and that is exactly why 50% of Eating Disorders go unnoticed within primary care! Through my own Eating Disorder and Recovery story, as well as, my growing clinical knowledge, and current partnerships, I hope to help medical professionals, helping professionals and parents understand the concept of Eating Disorders, and this skewed depiction of health within our fat phobic, weight-loss and diet crazed society!
Full Recovery Is Possible
Project HEAL and Recovery Love and Care share the same belief, that full recovery from an Eating Disorder IS POSSIBLE! Let me start off by saying that this statement in no way belittles or demeans the overall process of substance abuse and alcohol addictions, instead it sheds light on the truths behind Eating Disorders and the process of Eating Disorder recovery. Many individual’s within substance abuse and/or alcohol abuse recovery have “fought” me on the concept of full recovery and the chance of relapse within Eating Disorder recovery, because within substance abuse and alcohol recovery, full recovery is not considered possible, because one can possibly relapse at any given time. This is not the case within Eating Disorder recovery, because you NEED food to live, you NEED to go to the bathroom and eliminate to live, you WILL burn calories throughout your day no matter what, and that is why Eating Disorder recovery is so tricky, because Eating Disorders involve a relationship, albeit a negative one, with the body, food, exercise, and elimination. With that being said, the process of recovery is the hardest part about one’s entire journey within their Eating Disorder. That is not saying that recovery isn’t a healthier and happier choice, because IT IS, instead it is saying that recovery is hard as hell. But it is worth it….let me tell you why!
The beginning stages of my Eating Disorder recovery were by far 10 times worse than my actual Eating Disorder. My body started to change, it started to rebel against me, I had to retrain my brain to understand hunger queues, and fullness queues, I had to retrain my mind and body to accept food, love and care! Recovery was HARD….and if someone ever told me that full recovery was not possible, I probably wouldn’t have done it. If someone told me that I would never reach a state of full recovery, I probably would have given up, plain and simple. Why?…. Why would I put my mind and body through that confusion to never get better? Now that I am fully recovered from a life long Eating Disorder, I can confidently say that recovery is AMAZING! Recovery is BEAUTIFUL, EMPOWERING, AND JUST SO WORTH IT! Full recovery IS POSSIBLE! I was lucky enough to have a team of professionals guide me throughout my recovery, and tel me that reaching full recovery was possible, and I am so grateful they did! This is not to say that recovery is perfect, because it is certainly not! Recovery is NOT linear….it is wavy, bumpy and rocky, but once you move through that process, it is so serene!
As I always say, you don’t choose your Eating Disorder but you DO CHOOSE RECOVERY! If you are within your Eating Disorder/recovery, or you know someone within their Eating Disorder/recovery, I encourage you to live by Project HEAL and Recovery Love and Care’s philosophy, that FULL RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE, AND IT IS WORTH IT!
Stay tuned for more information about my partnership with the one and only Project HEAL!
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