Life in Balance

Through this online art blog/gallery we can encourage, inspire and share hope with one another…We invite who you to share your “NAPS” (News, Art ,Poetry, Songs) or inspirations. Email if you would like to share inspirations. Please note we can not post advice with regards to nutrition and exercise.

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A few weeks ago we came up with a new word for fund raising – friend-raising!

The great thing about “friend-raising” is anyone and everyone can participate. It is not only about raising funds – it is about raising awareness and being an ambassador of EDOYR! By participating in friend-raising you could help us lessen the stigma associated with eating disorders. It could be as simple as creating a positive environment at school by discouraging conversations that focus around negative body image. Individuals and groups could organize events to help support EDOYR – yard sales, open mics, karaoke nights, book sales, or even a pet parade! Friend-raising gives volunteers a chance to use their own creative genius! Contact us with your ideas and initiatives at! If you would like to become an ambassador for EDOYR or plan an event – take pictures and we will be delighted to post them on our website and Facebook page!

Hope is part of our vision, it is a vital component of the healing process. Our hope is to have an intervention-assessment center. This, in turn, will give hope to thousands who are affected by eating disorders.
Please keep us in your good thoughts!

Eating Disorders of York Region provides free support programs for the community and has been doing so for seven years. We are not a government agency. We rely on your support to serve the needs of the community.

We appreciate your support! Every dollar makes a difference!

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.” – George Iles

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Media Literacy

The importance of media literacy is growing exponentially, as we are bombarded by negative body image messaging every day. Critically examining the world around us helps us keep true to our own bodies. Examples such as these are eye-opening and thought-provoking.
This is a revealing blog entry from The Centre for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt that displays two ads found in Men’s Health fitness magazine. An advertisement for almonds has two different approaches on how to target men and women. Read about it below:
The following image speaks for itself – ALDO’s model is evidently photoshopped here as seen by the absence of his torso:

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.”  –Audrey Hepburn

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A little bit about EDOYR

Eating Disorders of York Region is a registered non-profit charity organization that strives to deliver support and hope to individuals and families affected by eating disorders. We hope that this blog serves as the start of a hopeful and inspirational conversation.
EDOYR started as a group of concerned parents who saw the lack of support available for eating disorders, particularly in York Region. Today, we are providing resources and support programs to men and women over 16, hoping to expand our outreach and services.
We hope that you will find our blog informative as well as a place for hope and inspiration!

“Hope is the dream of the waking man”
 – French Proverb