A Letter to Coaches

by Kara Bazzi Dear Coach, Let’s get reacquainted. I know there’s been some tension in our relationship and I’m hoping we can clear the air by getting to understand each other better. This is what I assume about you: you are doing your best. period. I also assume that some days you probably enjoy the … Continue reading A Letter to Coaches

5 Stages of Grief in Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery

By Hannah Meier, RD and L9P ambassador For those who may be new around here, I am a dietitian recovering from hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA). I used to be pretty quiet about that, but ever since I decided to pursue HA recovery I’ve learned how to be less ashamed and more vocal. Sparknotes: HA is the … Continue reading 5 Stages of Grief in Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery

How long distance running and becoming a mother ended my disordered eating

L9P Community Member Post: Katie Mulcahy “She gonna be a fat chick, she keep eating all those peanut butter cups.” Spoken by my 15-year-old brother’s friend. I was 7. Peanut butter cups were my favorite. Growing up I was aware of weight, aware that being a “fat chick” was a bad thing. My mom and … Continue reading How long distance running and becoming a mother ended my disordered eating

What a dog can teach us about self-love and recovery

L9P Community Post: Jacqueline Ballou Erdos Afew months before I was diagnosed with hypothalamic amenorrhea, my husband and I brought home a rescue pup from an adoption event in New York City. We named our then 1-½ -year old Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen mix, Maizie. We didn’t know much about Maizie’s history, but did know … Continue reading What a dog can teach us about self-love and recovery