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About Pale Reflections

Tell me about Pale Reflections’ parent company – Milestones in Recovery

Dear friend,

Welcome to our Web site, where you will find lots of information about eating disorders and, most importantly, hope and support from others who have been through anorexia, bulimia, overeating and other illnesses. I would like now to take this opportunity to tell you a bit about myself and Pale Reflections.

My interest in eating disorders started in December 1997, when a friend confided in me about her bulimia. At the time, I wasn’t sure what I could do to help, so I decided to look up information on the Internet and find other people to talk to about it. Time went by and, by the summer of 1998, I had acquired a lot of information about eating disorders which I wanted to share with other people.

When Pale Reflections was first conceived in July 1998, it was only ever intended to be an email newsletter. It consisted mainly of contributions from subscribers, such as their stories, poems and other articles. It also contained links to useful Web sites and book reviews.

The first issue went out to around 80 people in late July and, from there, the membership base grew and grew. By September 1998 it was clear that a Web site was needed to supplement the newsletter and provide general information on eating disorders and related issues. The first Web site was much different to the one you see today. It was pretty basic, with only a few pages of links and information, as well as an introduction to the newsletter. The site has undergone several redesigns since, one in late 1998, another in December 1999 and the design you see now, which was started in November 2001.

In late 1998 I met my wife, Tara, after she emailed me having seen the Pale Reflections Web site. She had been suffering with anorexia and was looking for support. After many months of conversing with Tara, I flew from London to San Francisco to meet her in May 1999. And the rest, as they, is history! We have been married since March 2000 and now live in California.

As you can see, Pale Reflections has moved on considerably since 1998. It is now a complete community, where eating disorder sufferers, professionals and friends & family can come to for support. Becoming a member is free of charge and there is no obligation to receive newsletters or to be contacted by other members.

In October 2003, Pale Reflections was bought by Milestones in Recovery, a Florida based company offering treatment programs for eating disorders. Tara and I are delighted to be working together with Milestones to continue raising mental health awareness and offering a supportive community for everyone affected by eating disorders.

I hope you will take the time to look around the site, browse for information and join us in spreading eating disorders awareness and offering support to others.

Thank you for visiting our community,

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Matt Hayes
Pale Reflections Manager
matt@pale-reflections.com

 

 

 
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