Living in Grace FoundationOrganization Type: Health & Medical
Address: Calgary, Alberta
Contact: Tracey Bartie
I wanted to create a safe space where we can all share our experiences and our journey with each other. You will find lots of purple and butterflies on this page. Purple is the recognized color for Eating Disorder Awareness and butterflies have always represented freedom from the disorder for my daughter.
Our daughter and I are collaborating on this site together – we are both sharing our stories and the different sides of the journey. This has been integral to her recovery from an eating disorder and it has been therapeutic for me to work through all the associated emotions. I am writing this as a mother, not as a former RN and so much of what I share is written for other parents, not medical professionals.
Eating disorders are very often a private subject, not shared with others. We are opening up our lives and sharing what worked and what didn’t work for us. Every journey is different and you will have to find what works best for you. This is not intended to be a place for medical advice, so please seek medical advice if you or a loved one is facing this.
Finally, Living in Grace became how we had to learn to live. My daughter had to learn that grace was a safe space to grow, and fail. I had to learn that I had to extend grace to her when I often didn’t understand. Grace is an amazing place to live, where we both learned to be kind to ourselves and each other through the journey of an eating disorder.