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…

Last spring Lexi and Kara decided they needed some basketball in their lives and recruited Opal staff members to play in a women’s league. I was immediately enthused to play on the Opal team, the Opal Owls. I always loved basketball, however I hadn’t played since high school so I was expecting to be a…

“Never would I have imagined as a college freshman athlete that I would be presenting 17 years later at an Athlete & Eating Disorders conference!” This was my opening remark as I presented last Saturday at St. Louis University at the first annual Victory Conference. I was amongst practitioners from around the country who hold…

Presented by Linda Bacon, PhD and Lucy Aphramor, PhD, RD June 25th – 29th, 2014, 9am – 5pm University of Washington Masonic Ballroom, 4338 University Way NE, Seattle, WA All types of health care professionals and HAES advocates, at all levels are invited to attend. The liberating message of Health at Every Size® is a…

Health At Every Size®  Facilitator Training Registration has two parts. Please choose your payment option using the form below and pay the training registration fee through PayPal. Once payment is completed, you will be returned to Opal’s website to fill out the registration form.  Your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration…

Thank you for your participation in the Health At Every Size®  Facilitator Training!  A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided.  We look forward to seeing you in June for this exciting event!

Opal proudly announces the arrival of psychiatrist, Dr. Bertand Wicholas! Dr. Bertrand Wicholas, MD, will join the Opal team the first week of September.  We are thrilled to have such an experienced, talented, and compassionate psychiatrist on board! Dr. Wicholas has been treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders since 2004. He has worked as an eating…

National Eating Disorders Awareness week has always been a week of great effort, emotion, and passion.  Kara, Lexi  and Julie have been involved with this awareness week in countless ways over the years.  Lectures, panel discussions, jeans giveaways, jump roping demos, and more.  The area universities have especially been home to these events. Julie recalls…

There is a lot going on at Opal as we get closer and closer to February 1st.  We are continuing to be so encouraged by successes, like those listed below, as we take the last remaining steps towards opening.   Swedish Medical Center—Dr. Elizabeth Hutchinson of Swedish Family Medicine will serve as Opal’s Medical Director. This…

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