Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Message from Arielle

If today is hard for you, the message below is for you. It's my annual Thanksgiving message, and regardless of whether you're an American who celebrates this holiday or are living elsewhere, the message is still relevant. Take care of yourself, be kind to yourself, and celebrate how far you have come today. It's all about gratitude.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


My dear, delightful, and beautiful friend Tracey surprised me the other day by nominating me for the 2012 Health Activist Hero Award at WEGO Health. I visited Facebook to find that she had posted the nomination link and a message suggesting people vote for me in a variety of different groups and on my own Facebook wall.

Other friends and followers have joined in too and I am ever thankful. The page to nominate someone is here: and the specific award would be Health Activist Hero if you want to follow Tracey's lead. :-)

I'm honored to be nominated and want you to know that regardless of any award recognition, I will never stop using my voice to support you, teach you, and advocate for you.

Thank you again!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

When Friends Don't Understand Your Eating Disorder

Due to Hurricane Sandy, I was without power and unable to give you a Wednesday video this past week. Next week, all will continue as planned. I hope everyone is safe and warm. I did do a guest post for Libero Network which was posted on Wednesday, though, so I thought I'd share that with you, albeit a bit late:

Here is a snippet. You can read the rest by clicking the link:

When Friends Don’t Understand
Your Eating Disorder

by Arielle Lee Bair

At the beginning of 2011, I received a message that prompted a lengthy response from me and has since generated a lot of discussion. I often refer back to my response to the original message, because I have been asked similar questions time and time again. Sometimes friendships and relationships can be so emotionally charged that it’s difficult to see things objectively. And as many of us know, sometimes eating disorders muddy the waters of friendships even further. Below is the original (shortened) message and my response, with the hope that it will give some clarity to others who are dealing with the same dilemma.

(Read the full post at Libero Network...)

There are also some related video links posted there as well. Thanks to Lauren Bersaglio for featuring my post. Libero Network is full of resources.