"Success comes in cans, not can'ts."
- Author Unknown
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"We inherit a genetic set-point around which, with healthy lifestyles, our weight will fluctuate a few pounds," reads the centre's brochure called, "Dieting & Weight Loss: Facts and Fiction."
Although my natural body-weight may not be my ideal, it is the weight at which I am going to be the healthiest.
NEDIC also says the following in their "Dieting & Weight Loss: Facts and Fiction" brochure, "Some people will naturally be thinner, a larger number will be naturally average and another group will be naturally fatter. It is healthiest to remain at your natural set-point weight."
"And when we are healthy, we have the energy and vitality to live our lives to the fullest, and to look our best," the NEDIC brochure says, as well.
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Please note, these friendship bracelets are simply an example of what you could make
on June 3 at the Aurora Chamber Street Festival.
When friends come together to embark on any given initiative, the encouragement and support they provide one another is inexplicable. We see this first hand at many of the fundraising events hosted not only by [EDOYR], but by the friends we have gained over the years. We are hoping to take this idea one step further! With the help of even just one friend, EDOYR is able to make great strides. If that one friend were to encourage their circle of friends, not only would this increase awareness around eating disorders but lessen the stigma as well. Everyone knows someone who in some way, shape or form, is affected by an Eating Disorder. We need to come together, to empower one another and add that human touch to relationships that is often left behind.Nisha Thomas, a former EDOYR placement student, wrote the above when initially describing "Friend Raising" for our blog.
|Michelle, placement student, working the EDOYR booth at Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School's Wellness Week Fair!|
|Natalia, Administrative Assistant, working the EDOYR booth at Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School's Wellness Week Fair!|
|The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) was also at Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School's Wellness Week Fair! They were giving out these cool brain-shaped stress balls! |
Remember the CMHA rep we met at St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School earlier this May? He was at this fair, too.
|These are some of the brochures students, guidance counselors, teachers and the like had access to!|
|The information brochures we provide are filled with information from the National Eating Disorders Information Centre (NEDIC).|
|Thanks Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School for having us on Wed. May 16 during your Wellness Week.|
|Michelle (left, placement student) and Leviana (right, Events and Communications Coordinator) are sitting at the EDOYR booth giving out brochures, answering questions and encouraging students to get involved in their community.|
|The halls of Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School are buzzing with student activity!|
|This grade twelve student at St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS in Richmond Hill poses beside our EDOYR booth at the school's Mental Health Fair, organized by the Stomping Out Stigma (SOS) club on campus.|
|Two St. Theresa teachers show their support for Stomping Out Stigma (SOS).|
|Look at those amazing shirts! EDOYR had a ton of fun at St. Theresa's SOS club's Mental Health Fair.|
|EDOYR was giving out our gear at St. Theresa! Buttons and bracelets for everyone.|
|Students, teachers, guidance counselors and the like were stopping by our booth to ask questions about eating disorders and how to get involved with EDOYR. If you're interested in getting involved, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We're ALWAYS looking for new helpers.|
|A lot of students weren't aware that men could have eating disorders, too. Well, they can! For more information, visit our website.|
|Three EDOYR reps are wearing their Stomping Out Stigma (SOS) bracelets to support the St. Theresa club!|
|We loved this banner so much that we had to take a photo. "Live the life you have imagined." So beautiful!|
|Look at this St. Theresa student showing HER true colours. Notice her green pin? You can show your true colours by taking a photo of yourself and sending it to email@example.com for a chance to see your face on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blog! Please e-mail us asking for a Photo Consent Form, as well.|
|This grade twelve student at St. Theresa of Lisieux is also showing her true colours. Thank you for your support!|
|Ashley Nicholls from the Women's Support Network of York Region was at St. Theresa for their Mental Health fair, too. See her here with her Show Your True Colours button. Thank you for the support!|
|This is Stephen Liu from the Canadian Mental Health Association. He's sporting his Show Your True Colours button, too.|
|Meaghan Bluer is from Pathways to Affordable Housing in Toronto. She has her Show Your True Colours button on!|
|What a lovely thank-you card from St. Theresa's Stomping Out Stigma (SOS) club.|
|Thanks again for having us, SOS at St. Theresa!|
|Alina Khan is a Markham high school student who came to our office in Aurora today. She interviewed us for a school project on Anorexia Nervosa and the impact an eating disorder can have on a family.|
|See Khan's lovely "Show Your True Colours" button? You can show your true colours by sending in a photo of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|From left to right: Janice Morgante (Executive Director), Natalia Tvoronovitch (Administrative Assistant), Leviana Coccia (Events and Communications Coordinator) and Khan. |
|Here we are again! Can you see those lovely green buttons we're wearing? Join our Show Your True Colours campaign, today!|
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