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…

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,…

In today’s post, one Opal client eloquently reflects on how her eating disorder recovery journey paralleled her experience with learning to tend a garden. Growing up my mom always loved to garden, but I just didn’t see the point. I hated when she would ask me to help her; dirt and bugs were not my…

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