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Happy National Eating Disorders Awareness Week!  Our heartfelt thanks to the hundreds of volunteers all over the country who are working so hard to get their events off the ground this week.  All for the sole, very important purpose of raising awareness of eating disorders.

It is immensely gratifying to hear about people willing to take time out of their busy schedules to host seminars, fashion shows, yogathons, candlelight vigils, days of beauty and great jeans giveaways all in the name of educating the public about the dangers of eating disorders.  These events take time to plan, implement and market.  Yet, people do it, on top of everything else they have to do because they understand that changing the way people think about eating disorders takes time and a lot of hard work.   And the more people who are involved, the better chance we’ll gave to achieve our goal.

For all of you wondering what it takes to put an event together, here’s an example of how the day of beauty at the Blu Salon in Edgewater, New Jersey came about.

Last month, I had an appointment at Blu, a hair salon in my neighborhood.  As I sat in the chair, my hairdresser Melina commented how much she enjoys the work she does, primarily because she loves helping women take care of their bodies.  To her, cutting and coloring hair was not about trying to achieve some sort of beauty ideal, but about respecting one’s body.

I started to tell her about our “Be Comfortable in your Genes” theme for NEDAwareness Week.  The more we talked about the importance of people feeling good about their bodies, whatever its healthy shape or size, the more excited she got about the prospect of becoming involved.   She decided right then and there that she would talk with her colleagues about hosting an event to engage women in pursuit of a healthy body image, and to raise funds for NEDA.

 

The result:  Blu hosted an event for us on Tuesday.  Usually the slowest day of the week, the salon was busier than ever! And NEDA Ambassador Emme stopped by to thank the salon and its patrons.

The Blu event is just one of hundreds of similar events happening in your community and all over the country.  Please go to http://www.myneda.org/ to find out what events you can attend and support.

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Chances are you’ve lots of worn down crayons accessible, for those who have children at home. Instead of disposing of youngsters at think of using candles being made by them. Making candles out of old crayons that are used is frequently a wonderful way to spend the day crafting an entertaining project with the kids.

Talk with your children about security, prior to deciding to get rolling. To start with, assemble your things. As well as the crayons, you might be going to want a wax container. This can be from orange juice, or milk, fabric softener. You’ll likely want white packing thread, and paraffin wax, two ice cube trays that are complete, a double boiler.

Cut the top end off the wax carton, while making it just about six inches high. You’ll need to cut on the cord about eight inches long. To be specific of a wick that burns use 3 pieces that are perfect and bead them as you. Use shorter bits of thread for you yourself to tie all ends together. The containers for the candles are generally anything you pick assuming they’re non-flammable. Glasses, cute flower vases, and jars function efficiently.

Dissolve just about three pounds of paraffin wax. To assist it melt down faster, chop it into smaller sized chunks. Strip the papers off the crayons that are used, whilst the wax is really melting down. Your children and you can determine to split the colors and hues to get a combination that melds perfectly otherwise you have a unique color and can join the wax together.

When wax and the crayons have both melted down together, promptly remove in the cooker and pour right into your candle holders. In case that you want to make candles that are scented, try adding a dash of vanilla or cinnamon in the heated wax mixture.

Ensure you have a place where the candles can readily cool down free of disturbance. Also it is necessary to ensure little ones are not able to reach your candle, as out of intrigue they might wish to check into their candles. The wax can scold skin and will stay hot for several hours.

Candle making in the event you have 10 thumbs and is certainly not for every single one you then undoubtedly may look at purchasing Yankee candles. Candles are a excellent pick to get a calming atmosphere.

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