Taking Care of Yourself During the COVID-19 Isolation By: Stephani Fenkanyn, Health Educator at BANA ______________________________________________________________________________ Taking Care of Yourself During the COVID-19 Isolation By: Stephani Fenkanyn, Health Educator at BANA The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may be stressful. Fear and anxiety about the disease can be overwhelming and cause strong and triggering
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Content by Sara Dalrymple, RSW MSW BA Psych., BANA Registered Social Worker ______________________________________________________________________________ February Funk: Keeping Cool When It’s Cold We’ve all been there – fresh off the excitement of the holiday season, January and February roll in and slowly our mood starts to deteriorate. We begin to feel blue and lethargic, and long
Be Yourself. Healthy. Happy. Hopeful. Introducing BANA's new podcast! Created through a collaboration between Ph.D student from University of Windsor, Sara Santarossa and the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA); - "Be Yourself. Healthy. Happy. Hopeful." - is our latest avenue into educating the public and promote healthy, active lifestyles. Hosted by BANA health promoter,
Content by Sara Dalrymple, RSW MSW BA Psych., BANA Registered Social Worker ______________________________________________________________________________ Unfair to Compare Have you ever compared yourself to another individual and ended up not feeling very good about yourself thereafter? Have you ever looked at someone else and thought, “If only I looked like them, my life would be different,
It’s back to school time again and BANA is pleased to present our two new Post-Secondary Practicum Students. Jade Piper is currently a fourth year Social Work student at the University of Windsor. She is completing her placement hours here with us at BANA in the intake department. Jade hopes to go onto grad
Content by Sara Dalrymple, RSW MSW BA Psych., BANA Registered Social Worker ______________________________________________________________________________ SELF-CARE: BEYOND BUBBLE BATHS Self-care is something we hear about all the time; however, many of us have very little insight in regards to what self-care entails. One very important reality about self-care - that tends to go overlooked - is
Content by Sara Dalrymple, RSW MSW BA Psych., BANA Registered Social Worker ______________________________________________________________________________ “NAVIGATING BBQs AND SUMMER FEASTS” Summer is upon us. You know that that means: BBQ’s, backyard feasts, and tables filled with your favorite summer snacks. If you feel nervous around food, or find yourself feeling out of control around buffets, this
Content by Stephani Fenkanyn, CNP, M.Sc.(OT), B.HK, BANA Health Educator ______________________________________________________________________________ As the season changes into Spring and the snow melts away, we hear more chirping birds, see more sunny days and we start to plant fresh, colourful flowers that will bloom in the summer. We move from puffy coats to light jean jackets.
BANA LAUNCHES POSITIVE BODY IMAGE PLEDGE CAMPAIGN Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, classes, abilities, races and ethnic backgrounds. In fact, over 1 million Canadians struggle with eating disorders. Although this is true, there is still a lot of misinformation, stereotypes and myths about this disorder that exist in society. This year