Opal’s First Ever Body Image Workshop for Kids “I’m excited to share some reflections after Lexi and I led our first girl’s body image workshop at Opal! We started this for our kids and their besties– It was hilarious and powerful! It gave us even more appreciation for the importance of equipping and empowering our youth.” -Kara…

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2017 Every year during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Opal staff record a video answering a question that they have been pondering. For NEDA Week 2017, Opal: Food+Body Wisdom staff answer the question, “How are you living into Opal’s purpose at work?”. Watch the video below and watch Opal staff…

Body Trust is Your Birthright By Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD & Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC of Be Nourished Ten years ago, Be Nourished was born from a desire to have a safe and welcoming space for people to have conversations rich in meaning about our relationship with our bodies. We wanted these conversations to illuminate…

Guest Post: Sophia Bazzi – Where are all the women in glasses? One of our youngest Health at Every Size advocates talks about what she noticed while school shopping lately and what is is like to experience changes to your body that don’t necessarily fit into society’s standards Sophia is a 4th grade student in…

Caterer + Chef Katie Peterson Talks about Life with Opal Opal leans on so many members of the community to keep our organization running smoothly. Making new business partnerships is something we love to do at Opal and each of them holds a special place in our hearts. We are so glad to have such…

The 2016 National Eating Disorder Association Walk A reminder of the importance of community in recovery Every year the National Eating Disorder Association – or NEDA – facilities walks all over the world as an act of solidarity for those who struggle with eating disorders and their families. Opal Food + Body Wisdom was proud to…

How to Talk to Your Children About Food + Body Wisdom What does it look like to raise children with a healthy relationship to food + body? If you are a person who has had an eating disorder, works with eating disorders, or knows someone with an eating disorder, chances are you’ve wondered how do…

Our Bodies: A Source of Wonder “A mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem.” – Naomi Wolf I have read this quote before, thinking it was a lovely notion, but I didn’t really understand the truth of the message until I experienced The Body Positive leadership training at the…

Client Interview: Family Therapy in Eating Disorder Recovery One of Opal’s hallmarks is our Family + Friends programming and the commitment to including a client’s community (family, friends, roommates, significant others, etc)  in the treatment process. Our Family + Friends program consists of many components: family therapy, family + friends dinner with clients and staff,…

  Body Hate, Body Love, and Everything In Between I lead the body image group at Opal, which often leads to the assumption that my own body image is flawless. And some days it is. But, my experience as an embodied woman is constantly shifting and changing. Just when I get used to the curve…

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