In case you missed my email news that went out today, here are the latest updates!

So many exciting things happening here at Hope Network I could spend all day filling you in, here I’ll just share 4 of them: (feel free to contact me if you want to hear more)

● ProduceU Weekend in LA
● HUG Kits Coming!
● Anna Westin Act Announcement from the EDC
● National Caregiving Conference

PictureProduceU Weekend in LA
Some of you are aware I’m taking part in a year long business coaching program called, Produce U and got to spend an intensive weekend in LA recently learning ins and outs of branding, media training and marketing. It was great fun & lots of learning with 20 other game changers and our fearless leaders, Rick Tamlyn and Chuck Lioi as well as the famous guests they brought in to help train us. One theme that came through for my work loud and clear is that “Our Capacity for Being Calm, Compassionate and Confident is Increased When We Practice Self-Love.” So I’m focusing on that for now. How will you practice self-love?

HUG Kits Coming!
One of the wonderful outcomes (so far) of ProduceU are the HUG Kits – which will provide Hope Understanding & Guidance for family caregivers based on concepts clients have shared with me over the past 15 years that they’ve needed to implement. As a subscriber to my newsletter, you can see a sneak peek at the outline here in this article.

The HUG Kits will have:

● A physical copy of the 2nd Edition of “Just Tell Her To Stop” which may be retitled as “Just Tell Them To Stop
● 12 Ten Minute Videos
● An E-Workbook

PictureAnna Westin Act Announcement from the EDC – And another Anna Westin Act win for the books! Today the FY19 bipartisan funding bill was signed into law, integrating eating disorders trainings for health professionals from the Anna Westin Act into the $49 million dollar HRSA Primary Care Training & Enhancement grant program!
Thank you again to all of our champions who led this across the finish line including Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Senator Amy Klobuchar(D-MN), Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI)!

Kitty Westin & I on Capitol Hill with advocates. Love the sign about boys and eating disorders in the background!

View our press release here for more

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Kitty Westin & I on Capitol Hill with advocates. Love the sign about boys and eating disorders in the background!

information:http://eatingdisorderscoalition.org.s208556.gridserver.com/…

I’m so grateful to the EDC Board & thousands of people who’ve dedicated years to making this happen. I could not begin to name them all. Thank you each for everything you did to make this possible.

I’m thrilled to be able to update Anna Westin and Kitty Westin’s story in the 2nd Edition of my book, “Just Tell Them To Stop” with this exciting information! Kitty and I will be talking soon to update their chapter.

PictureNational Caregiving Conference

Caregivers from around the country will gather in Chicago in November for National Caregiving Conference.

I’m excited to present on shifting caregiver perspectives and will also be moderating a panel on the worst days of caregiving. And will be on a panel about the path to diagnosis. Whew! Hope to see you there!

You can register here. There is a virtual option if you cannot get to Chicago.