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30

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FAQ: Am I Ever Fully Recovered?

Mark DenBraber September quoteAre you ever fully recovered from depression? This is a question I’ve been asked a lot.

Someone who asked me this question most recently did so because they constantly felt like their depression wasn’t there until one day it blew up in their face. They weren’t falling into their old practices, habits, and behaviours, but they experienced their depression again. They asked the question out of desperation and hopelessness. It left me burdened on their behalf, but it also got me thinking: Are we ever fully recovered? What does that look like?

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Sep
29

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5 Ways to Stop a Body-Shaming Conversation

Laura Jensen- September 2014Dancing has always been my most important release. It is also wonderful for my body image. My dance teachers and friends always encouraged me to appreciate my body for what it can do and never for what it looked like.

Because dance has always provided a body-positive environment, I was quite surprised when a friend suddenly began to bash her body at the end of a long, fulfilling dance rehearsal. Read More

Sep
28

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Faith through Struggle

Lindsay A - god has plan for usI have a lot to be thankful for lately. My husband landed a position in his desired career field and we were able to move into a brand new, bigger apartment. I was promoted at work, and my new job is everything I could have hoped for; I wake up excited to go to work every day, which I know is a rare gift, especially while many people are happy to have any employment at all. We are healthy, we can pay our bills, and life is pretty close to perfect at the moment.

When life is good, it’s not hard to thank God, to be genuine in your gratefulness and praise His blessings. It’s easy to trust Him when you have everything you want. It’s only when things take a turn for the worse that the human part of us struggles with our lost sense of control, uneasy and afraid to blindly place our faith into the unknown of what lies ahead. Read More

Sep
27

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FAQs from the Archives

FAQs from the archivesAs we wrap-up our month of Frequently Asked Questions, we thought we would share a few from the archives:

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Sep
26

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Laura: Free From Society’s Beauty Standards

Laura Jensen - free fromI stared at the restaurant’s bathroom floor, in plank position, with tears streaming from my eyes. I did push-up after push-up, wishing I could burn off this feeling of fullness and guilt. My family was waiting for me, but I couldn’t pull myself off the dirty tiles until I broke a sweat and felt deserving.

Even then, I wasn’t sure if my eating disorder was legitimate. Read More

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Laura: Free From Society’s Beauty Standards

Friday, September 26, 2014

I stared at the restaurant’s bathroom floor, in plank position, with tears streaming from my eyes. I did push-up after push-up, wishing I could burn off this feeling…

Jess: Free from Shame

Friday, September 19, 2014

Originally published February 15, 2013 My name is Jessica and I am good enough exactly as I am. I am proud to be able to say that and…

Heather: Free from ED, Depression, + Anxiety

Friday, September 12, 2014

Originally published February 1, 2013 Hi, my name is Heather and I would like to share my story with you in hopes that it will inspire you to get…

Sarah: Free from that Darkness

Friday, August 22, 2014

“Courage to Change: It takes great courage and inner strength to change from that which is known and comfortable to something which is new and fresh. That which is…


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