NEDA Week 2016

Most people don’t realize how serious eating disorders are. It is important to educate yourself, recognize the pressures, attitudes and behaviors that shape an eating disorder. That is why I am here to tell you about Eating Disorder Awareness week!

February 21st to the 27th is national eating disorder awareness week. Eating disorders are not a fad, phase or lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health. In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or OSFED. (other specified feeding or eating disorder).

The goal this week is to show those who struggle that they are not alone and ultimately increase outreach and awareness of eating disorders and body image issues, while reducing the stigma surrounding eating disorders and improving access to treatment resources.

How can we help?

  • It is important to remain supportive, non-judgmental and let them know that they are not alone.
  • Learn the difference between facts and myths about weight, nutrition and exercise
  • Listen openly and reflectively; be patient and non-judgmental
  • Talk with the person in a kind way, when you are not angry, frustrated or upset 
  • Explain the reasons for your concerns, without mentioning specific eating behavior
  • Ask if he/she is willing to explore these concerns with a healthcare professional who understands eating disorders.
  • Love the person well.
  • Remind the person that he/she is worth loving.

Let’s raise awareness together!!

#NEDAweek

If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder please contact/check into one of the resources listed below:

nationaleatingdisorders.org
Eating disorder hotline: 1-800-931-2237

Suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Atlanta Center For Eating Disorders (ACE): outpatient program, Georgia

eatingdisorders.cc

770.458.8711

Renfrew center

renfrewcenter.com

1.800.RENFREW

Remuda Ranch : Wickenburg, Arizona

remudaranch.com

800.445.1900

Mercy Ministries:

mercyministries.org

Bye Bye Summer

We’ve had a good run with our denim shorts + floppy hats + sunnies + sandals this year but we are ready for scarfs + jeans + boots + beanies! Maybe we are a little crazy for beckoning Fall before Summer has said its official farewell - we just can’t help ourselves! If you are anything like us in this way then have no fear, we have the perfect transition pieces that work between Summer and Fall.

A pair of flare leg jeans, the Imperfect Tee, and neutral colored wedged heels.

The Wildflower Tee tucked into a long skirt with a chunky pair of heeled sandals.

The Campfire Tee paired with boyfriend jeans + accent jewelry.

The possibilities are endless with our current collection and we promise no tee is a bad choice - super soft, premium quality, and make with love. Ready to make it’s way to your closet.

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