“You just need to eat!” “But you don’t look like you have an eating disorder.” “All you have to do is accept yourself.” These are some of the unhelpful statements many supporters make, not realizing how damaging they can be.
Family and loved ones play such an important role in recovery, and this month’s Women’s Eating Disorder Recovery Group at NAO Wellness on 8/26 at 12 pm will explore challenges around communication with family and friends, recovery, and what it looks like to have support around your eating disorder.
We’ll have Victoria Blumberg, a primary therapist and team leader in a Manhattan eating disorder facility’s day treatment program, with us to lead the conversation and share strategies so you can have these difficult conversations for long-lasting recovery.
Our Women’s Eating Disorder Recovery Group events, which are hosted by eating disorder survivors Nikki Ostrower, Jonna Piira, and Jaimie Bailey, are always FREE but registering is required (link in bio or visit naowellness.com/workshops) because space is limited. Hope you'll join us 💙
Meet us at 14th street this SUNDAY!!!! It will be our last event for the month of August. Our next event will be Sept 2 so stop by to stock up on the favorites and test out new items. We will be launching our deodorant freshly pitted at this event. P.S the winner for the giveaway @theramseyeve. Please dm us your details to get your gift shipped out. We will also be launching our salve & supplement collection very soon. Happy Wednesday! 💕 #nyc#newyork#unionsquare#downtown
Poly and Ester. It’s a fine line between friends and enemies.
I really struggle with my relationship with polyester. I buy and sell (only) vintage and secondhand clothes, and polyester pops up a lot. It’s man made and contains plastic.
I’ll tell you the conflict. On the one hand, buying secondhand cute polyester clothes means that we are keeping them out of landfill and waste and therefore prolonging the time before they rot into our planet. On the other hand, polyester, secondhand or not, won’t decompose for 100s of years due to its plastic content. Not so cute anymore. So therefore we shouldn’t buy it hands down.
It’s hard , because we can’t be perfect, and we are all learning more the whole time. We just need to be open and aware as possible.
For me the first argument wins because by buying anything secondhand / vintage you are stopping (already existing) polyester from becoming waste and oozing into the planet. The real issue is buying polyester and other plastic fabrics firsthand I.e. from the high street and all those big brands. And this is hands down a big No-no. This is where the real problems lie because it just keeps the fast fashion cycle of over-producing using manmade fabrics that hurt our planet.
Ideally we would have no man-made fabrics but the fashion industry is one of the largest in the world after oil, and the big guys at the top only care about making the big $ and really don’t give a cr*p about how their actions affect our planet and fellow humans.
The polyester argument is the real tricky one for me, and I know what I have written here will be divisive 💗💗 For those struggling with their friendship with Poly and Ester, @guppyfriend are a non-profit initiative that make bags that you put your polyester in in the washing machine to stop the plastic spreading into the water system. Check them out ! @stopmicrowaste is also a great account to follow. P.s. this vintage dress in the picture is made from silk ..!