Writing Book of Hope was a journey of understanding. I started blind, scared, rigid and defiant. By the time it was published my eyes were open, my panic had subsided and my heart was much softer. I was so grateful to have the guidance of those families, a little further down the path, saying, "Come on, this way, you can do it." They reassured me that there was indeed light at the end of the tunnel, even if I could only see it as a pinprick.
As a way to thank them for their generosity and courage, I now work for Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta (EDSNA) which aims to support people affected by eating disorders through every stage of recovery.
At EDSNA, we offer words of encouragement.
We build safe places to share without judgment.
We offer solid information to help people find their footing.
We offer hope.
Because recovery is possible.