I lead an ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) Eating Disorder Support group in the Lehigh Valley. For details on group days and times, please call me at 610-597-3669 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not ready for group, but have questions, concerns, or other recovery related worries, my email inbox is always open. In addition to being an ANAD support group leader, I am also an ANAD resource person and will be happy to talk with you if you need a friendly ear.
I have a list of great resources (therapists, eating disorder specialists, nutritionist, etc.) for the Lehigh Valley area, so don't hesitate to contact me.
If you are looking for someone to speak at schools, events, workshops, or other gatherings, please call me or email me at the above number/address. I will be happy to speak with you regarding any opportunities.
The ANAD Pledge
I will accept myself as I am.
My uniqueness is a badge of honor, something to be proud of. There is no one in the world quite like me and I will strive to develop my special skills and abilities.
I will accept others as they are.
Each person is special and different. I will to try to learn from these differences rather than be critical of them.
I will support diversity and freedom of expression in the way people think, look and live.
There is no single standard of “rightness,” rather we live in a world of individuals, each of whom provides a different answer. Through our differences humanity continues to evolve.
I will not tolerate physical or mental abuse.
There is NEVER a reason for people to hurt other people and I will do my utmost to prevent such abuse. We are all equal and deserve the same thoughtful consideration.
I will actively work to change media programming and advertising that exploits or demeans the human body.
Setting standards of physical “perfection” is harmful to everybody. The media needs to understand that real human beauty lies in our differences, not our similarities.
I will work to improve the lives of individuals, communities and the environment.
As a responsible member of society, I understand that the more good I do for the people and places around me, the better off everyone will be. We need to think not only of today, but of tomorrow and our children’s future.
I will support good health through proper nutrition, regular exercise and adequate sleep.Good health enables us to achieve success in life— at work, at home and in our personal relationships.