Sunday, June 23, 2013

'Perfect is Boring' t-shirt GIVEAWAY!

The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign would like to thank each and every single person who voted and supported our efforts to win the CYCC Video Contest.  We have been overwhelmed by your messages of support and the shear number of votes. So for that, thank-you.

The PEDAW Committee felt incredibly touched to see so many people around the country, and even the rest of the world, cast their votes for our PEDAW program.  

We truly feel like all organizations in the running were 'winners,' and a huge amount of visibility and awareness was brought to our Eating Disorder Awareness campaign!  

PEDAW will continue to strive in strengthening our prevention strategies of eating disorders and forge ahead with our plans for educational tools and awareness. This work is just too important not to do!  The ages of those affected by eating disorders are becoming younger and younger, with the overall numbers of those suffering on the rise. This has to STOP!

As a way to say thank-you, we'd like to take this moment and give away one of our 'Perfect is BORING' t-shirts to celebrate one lucky person!  Please comment below on this blog post with what Eating Disorder prevention activities and/or strategies you'd like PEDAW to do this upcoming year, and I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm PST on Friday, June 28, 2013! 


*This contest is open to residents of Canada and US only, unless otherwise stated. Contest timelines are published on each individual post along with entry methods. Winners are announced on the contest blog posts.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Why Eating Disorder PREVENTION is SO incredibly important!

The definition of prevention is any systematic attempt to change the circumstances that promote, sustain, or intensify problems, such as eating disorders.  Primary Prevention refers to programs, such as PEDAW, that are designed to prevent the occurrence of eating disorders before it begins.  Secondary Prevention refers to programs, again like PEDAW, that attempt to correct unhealthy lifestyles and thinking in its early stages before it becomes an eating disorder.  

So, why is campaigns such as PEDAW so important?  Consider the following food for thought:  

  • Over one million people in Canada suffer from an eating disorder or have significant symptoms. 
  • 91% of college students attempted to control their weight through diet. 
  • 81% of 10-year-old students are afraid of being fat.
  • 51% of 9 and 10-year-old students feel better about themselves if they are on a diet.

These statistics briefly shed some light on the severity of a widespread struggle that has a particular hold on youth. This is exactly why we provide an eating disorder prevention approach and resiliency based system of services, workshops, education, and support to people of all ages in the Province of B.C.


Be sure to go online and VOTE for the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness Campaign so we can continue our passion for the PREVENTION of ALL eating disorders!  
You can vote once a day until June 22nd, 2013!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Have you VOTED yet?

Have you VOTED yet??  

Not long ago, PEDAW entered a video contest and we need your help to win so we can continue spreading awareness and prevent eating disorders!

Be sure to go online and VOTE for the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness Campaign!  
Deadline for votes is June 22nd, 2013!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Need something to be grateful for today?

Appreciating the little things will help you open your mind and have a positive outlook on life! 

Today, I am grateful for...

  • Life
  • Health
  • Sunshine
  • Rain
  • Food
  • Relationships
  • Friends
  • Hugs
  • Freedom
  • Ability to Vote
  • Ability to make CHOICES
  • Education
  • My future
  • My past
  • Laughter
  • Pets
  • Nature
  • Color
  • Music
  • Setbacks... 

What are YOU grateful for today? Discover your own reasons to be grateful and your entire attitude will change!

Friday, June 7, 2013

On Being Happy

“Being happy can be hard work sometimes.  It is like maintaining a nice home – you’ve got to hang on to your treasures and throw out the garbage.  Being happy requires looking for good things.  One person sees the beautiful view and the other sees the dirty window.  You choose what you see and you choose what you think.” 
~ Andrew Matthews

Monday, June 3, 2013

Coping Skills!

Coping skills are our abilities to respond to difficult issues and stressors. Interestingly enough, they are applied everyday, some with conscious thought, some without! 

How do you cope?