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Being Ana: Q&A With Shani Raviv, Part 3


Today, in the last part of our interview, author Shani Raviv shares more insights about her recovery from anorexia, including how critical it is to follow your meal plan.

Shani is the author of the award-winning book Being Ana: A Memoir of Anorexia Nervosa. In it, she writes about her 10-year struggle with anorexia, drugs, alcohol and exercise. She writes about trying to figure out exactly who she is -- without anorexia, which had consumed...
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Author Shani Raviv On Being Fully Recovered From Anorexia


This is part two of my interview with Shani Raviv, author of the award-winning book Being Ana: A Memoir of Anorexia Nervosa.

In part one, she discussed her inspiration for writing Being Ana and how she was able to separate anorexia from her identity.

Below, Shani reveals what helped her recover from a 10-year struggle with anorexia, the powerful role yoga played and what full recovery means to her. I especially...
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Being Ana: Q&A With Author Shani Raviv



I'm honored to present my interview with Shani Raviv, author of the award-winning book Being Ana: A Memoir of Anorexia Nervosa. Shani began struggling with anorexia at 14 years old when she started dieting. She'd continue to struggle for 10 years.
In her memoir, which is riveting, raw and beautifully written, Shani recounts how anorexia became her identity, and really her whole world. She also reveals her struggles...
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Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder Recovery: Jenn Lawlor’s Story, Part 2


Here's part two of my interview with Jenn Lawlor, who talks more about her recovery from an eating disorder. She also shares the lessons she's learned from her struggles with and recovery from anorexia along with her wise advice for families -- and much more.

Check out part one of our interview here.

Also, if you'd like to share your story of recovery, please email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot...
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Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder Recovery: Jenn Lawlor’s Story, Part 1


Today, I'm honored to share Jenn Lawlor's story of recovering from anorexia. Jenn is the founder of a website called "The Best Body Ever is Yours," where she interviews individuals who've fully recovered from an eating disorder.

(She recently interviewed one of my favorite people, Julie Parker, who talks about her work helping people reach full recovery.)

Below, Jenn talks about how dieting triggered her eating disorder, how her parents...
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Eating Disorder

How One Woman Recovered From Anorexia, Part 2

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Yesterday, in part one of our interview, a student and former patient at The Renfrew Center shared how her eating disorder started and how she was able to recover.

Today, in part two, she shares how she deals with eating disordered thoughts, how families can help a loved one and the lessons she's learned from her struggles and recovery.

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Eating Disorder Recovery: Laurie’s Story About The Power Of Faith


Today, I'm pleased to present an interview with Laurie Glass, who recovered from anorexia and now works as a Christian counselor. Below, she talks about how her faith helped her heal.

Laurie's story speaks to the significance of having greater values and faith, whether that's through religion or spirituality. We've already discussed on Weightless the importance of identifying your values and cultivating spirituality.

Laurie's story also speaks to the difficulty...
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Eating Disorder

Recovering From An Eating Disorder: Sam’s Story, Part 2

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Here's part two of my interview with Sam, who writes the blog Quantum Vegan. Below, Sam talks more about eating disorders and recovery.

Specifically, she discusses how families can help a loved one who's struggling with an eating disorder, recommends several ED resources and explains what recovery means to her.

You can read part one of our interview here, where she recounts...
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