Caring starts young; let’s act like Amelia and care for our young

img_4331Carers come in all shapes and sizes, my youngest being four-year-old grand-daughter Amelia. Amelia provides light relief and perfect balance to my writing passion for raising awareness of eating disorders.

This week on a grandma visit, Amelia got busy looking through my kitchen drawers to find a plastic shopping bag.

She then asked for a pair of scissors and within seconds created Version 2 of her baby sling for Cindy Doll (she points out that this version includes slots for Cindy’s arms, as well as legs, to be free). So thoughtful, I’m sure you agree.

 

 

 

press-release-world-eating-disorders-action-day-final-2-2Amelia, besides loving her dolls, and making considerate observations about my welfare on every visit, also fuels me with great determination and inspiration.

I want her generation to grow up in a world that understands the seriousness of eating disorders, a caring world that provides swift, evidence-based, early intervention. This is why I am proud to be serving on the steering committee for our first-ever World Eating Disorders Action Day, June 2, 2016.

 

 

 

 

Right now I am excited to be connecting with people around our world, in gathering stories for ‪#‎WeDoAct‬ http://www.worldeatingdisordersday.org/#!blog/xcj8j. Check out this site. Get involved!

About June Alexander

As founder of The Diary Healer my prime motivation is to connect with people who have experienced an eating disorder, trauma or other mental health challenge, and provide inspiration through the narrative, to live a full and meaningful life. My nine books about eating disorders focus on learning through story-sharing. Prior to writing books, which include my memoir, I had a long career in print journalism. In 2017, I graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing), researching the usefulness of journaling and writing when recovering from an eating disorder or other traumatic experience.
Today I combine my writing expertise with life experience to help others self-heal. Clients receive mentoring in narrative techniques and guidance in memoir-writing. I also share my editing expertise with people who are writing their story and wish to prepare it to publication standard. I encourage everyone to write their story. Your story counts!
Contact me: Email june@junealexander.com and on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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