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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You’re invited to the Neighbourhood Network Volunteer Celebration

To the friends, supporters and volunteers of Eating Disorders of York Region:

Join us for volunteer appreciation at the 2012 Neighbourhood Network Volunteer Celebration Event at Fairy Lake Park in Newmarket.

When: Thursday, August 23
Time: 5:30 to 7:30pm
RSVP: Lisbeth at or call 905-726-3737 by Friday, August 17

Neighbourhood Network is a non-profit community-based organization that brings together volunteers with local charities and organizations that assist Newmarket and Aurora residents in need.

Tom Taylor, former town councilor and Mayor of Newmarket, will emcee the event as we celebrate the amazing work of volunteers in the York Region  community.

There will be a free BBQ for Neighhbourhood Network partners and volunteers as well as live music by the ONYX Vocal Band!

Brooke Harrison, Neighbourhood Network’s student Ambassador as well as Canada’s “Top 20 Under 20” for 2012 will share her community experiences.

Thank you to all of EDOYR’s helpers and friends!


Natalia and Janice at the Neighbourhood Network Event!

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Tomorrow: EDOYR’s Richmond Hill Honda Benefit Car Wash

We were on CP24 Breakfast this morning promoting our Richmond Hill Honda Benefit Car Wash, taking place tomorrow at the Yonge St. and 16th Ave. dealership.

Each car wash is five dollars. Three dollars from every wash will benefit EDOYR.

Can’t come out tomorrow? Purchase our non-expiry car wash tickets for the same price. Call 9058866632 or e-mail for more info.

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Know Drugs, Multilingual Ed.

Michelle De Faria started her placement with Eating Disorders of York Region earlier this summer. Her passion is to encourage men and women to take control of their mental health.

“Know Drugs” is the byproduct of De Faria’s inspiration to create a campaign to promote pharmaceutical alternatives, since medicine may not always be the only way to be healthy and happy. 

The original, all-English, video was produced on June 28, 2012. See it here.

 This multilingual edition promotes pharmaceutical alternatives and encourages people from all over the world to take control and have a voice when it comes to their mental health.

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180 car wash tickets left!

When do you prefer to wash your car? Are you a winter washer or do you like the fall? No matter your cup of tea, you can purchase car wash tickets for you, your friends and your family from Eating Disorders of York Region.

Last week, I picked up 200 car wash tickets from Richmond Hill Honda for your convenience. Not one of these tickets expire, but they are going fast. We have 180 of these tickets left.

As you’re already aware, EDOYR is hosting our very first benefit car wash on in five days (on Saturday, July 21) at Richmond Hill Honda, where friendly Honda employees will work their car-cleaning magic from 10am until 1pm at the Yonge St. and 16th Ave. location. Each car wash is five dollars. Three dollars from every wash will benefit EDOYR.

If you can’t make it on Saturday, or even if you can, you can still purchase some of our non-expiry car wash tickets for five dollars each. Three dollars from every ticket you buy will benefit EDOYR.

Call us at 9058866632 or e-mail for more.

— Leviana Coccia

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On the eleventh day of laughter…

…You could be at Second City Toronto’s preview of the Fall ’12 Mainstage Revue, which will benefit Eating Disorders of York Region.

On Tuesday, July 24, come support your local charity! Doors open at 7:15pm and the show will begin at 8pm. Ten dollars from every ticket purchased from the Second City box office with the promo code, “Life in Balance,”will benefit EDOYR.

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If you don’t wash your car, it won’t go very far…

…That’s why you should come to the Richmond Hill Honda Car Wash on July 21 from 10am until 1pm. Each ticket costs five dollars. Three dollars per wash will benefit Eating Disorders of York Region.

Can’t make it on the 21st? EDOYR has got your back!

We have 180 car wash tickets for anytime use at Richmond Hill Honda’s Service Department! These tickets are also five dollars, and three dollars from each will benefit EDOYR.

This could be your car on July 21st between 10am and 1pm at Richmond Hill Honda.

Pick yours up today! Call 9058866632 or e-mail for more information.

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We have 200 car wash tickets (that don’t expire)!

Leviana Coccia, Events and Communications Coordinator, holds 200 car wash tickets. If EDOYR sells every single one, we can provide five Stages of Change workshops. Have you gotten yours yet?

Who doesn’t love a clean car? The shiny metal glistening on a hot summer day, no bug guts on the windshield, no streaks left behind…I can keep going, but I’ll spare you.

I picked up 200 car wash tickets this morning from Richmond Hill Honda for your convenience. These tickets do not expire!

Will you pick up pumpkins in October or a Holiday tree in December? Will your car need a wash in the middle of winter? Will you roll through some mud or a big nasty puddle in the spring?
No matter how your car got dirty, you can use your car wash tickets at Richmond Hill Honda whenever the Service Department is open.

You can come on over to the EDOYR office in Aurora, purchase as many tickets as you’d like and use them at any time. The tickets are five dollars and three from each will benefit EDOYR.

If we sell each of the 200 tickets, we’ll be able to provide five Stages of Change workshops: Sessions that explore the possibility of change. Attendees discover where they are in their journey of recovery as they expore the changes they are seeking. The costs and benefits of changing eating disorder behaviours will be presented as well as barriers and healthy coping strategies.

Since everyone loves a car wash, you’re all invited to EDOYR’s benefit car wash at Richmond Hill Honda where friendly Honda employees will wash your car (and your friends’ and family members’ cars) in the Service Department! Like those tickets we’re selling, a car wash is five dollars and three dollars from each will benefit EDOYR.

E-mail or call us at 905 886 6632 for more information.