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How Coaches Can Help Prevent Eating Disorders in Athletes

For a young athlete, one of the most important figures in their lives is their coach. Coaches have the ability to inspire athletes to perform on the field, and to encourage them to live up to their potential off the field. But with that influence comes responsibility. Coaches are often in the best position to…

Stop Being Your Critic And Learn To Be Your Best Friend

Ghandi said it best when he said “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”  Think about it, Be the change. What do you wish for this world?  What difference do you want to make? What do you want to leave for the future?  For your children, grandchildren, family and friends. Is…

Rosewood Is The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done For Myself

One year ago today, I walked through the doors of Rosewood. I had bariatric surgery 2 years ago and it went very wrong. I had multiple surgeries and complications for a long time after. And after some time, I realized it was more than just my medical issues, I had an eating disorder. I called…

Recovery Really Is Worth It

The road to recovery has definitely not been an easy one. I did not believe that the right things would happen in my life. I gave up hope. I lost myself. Therapists, staff, and fellow patients continued to tell me recovery was worth it. I didn’t know what recovery looked like. I didn’t know if…

Dena Larsen-Gazely and Family

5 Minutes with 3 of Rosewood’s Alumni Advocates

The passage of the 21st Century Cures Act was a big victory for Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders alumni, who know from experience the importance of being able to access the right level of care. “Every day spent within treatment increases the success rate of long-term recovery,” said Dena Larsen-Gazeley, a teacher and mother of…

I Began To Create My Identity Outside Of ED

There were a couple turning points in my recovery. First, making the conscious decision every day that I didn’t want to live my life as I had been – unhappy, unfulfilled, unhappy. At a certain point, I was willing to try anything to live a different life even though it terrifies me. ANJ (now Rosewood…