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Life After Recovery

It’s been a very long time since my eating disorder was active. I am not going to go much into the details of my actual disorder, as you can read … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

It’s my favorite season: Fall!

I cannot believe how fast this year has flown by! 2016 has been a huge year for growth here at the DiPaola household. As I reflect upon last year around … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wilmington NC NEDA Walk

As everyone knows, I recently took over as Chapter Leader/President for the NC Chapter of Project HEAL! It is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for people to receive eating … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Supporter’s Story

Being a support for someone struggling with an eating disorder (or any other addiction for that matter) is a rewarding, yet a difficult journey. As the struggler, we often don’t … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Be a recovery WARRIOR

Recovery is scary, so be scared. That’s okay. Feel your fear, and do it anyways. This was the quote that kept me going for a long time. Convincing myself that … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

Project HEAL: Recovery Is

So I have some really exciting news…I am the new chapter leader for the Wilmington, NC chapter of Project HEAL! I am so incredibly thrilled, I can’t contain myself!!!!!!!!!!!! AH! … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

Things I Did to Help Amy

I wanted to share some of my coping skills and ideas that I used to support Amy (myself) through this journey to recovery! 1. Told Colin and established my support … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

My First Trip in Almost a Decade

My first trip in almost a decade. Ok, so a decade is a LONG time to not go anywhere and I’m sure a lot of you who have seen me … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Happy Birthday Bentley!

Today is our little 10-pound pup Bentley’s fourth birthday! Man, they grow up so fast. *tear* I can’t believe how quickly time has flown by; it feels like yesterday he … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Aerie’s Real Women Campaign

Check out this article about Aerie’s new campaign to feature REAL women in their ads! This is so awesome and inspiring to me! Could you imagine if every clothing retailer … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Bagel Challenge.

One of the hardest food challenges I had to conquer was bagels. With eating disorders, you establish “good” foods versus “bad” foods. For every person struggling with an eating disorder … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 4 Comments

Recovery

It’s been almost a year since my last post. Which I know may seem weird to a lot of you considering this is my first post as Shine On Beautiful. … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · 22 Comments

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