Skip to main content

Through Ellie's Eyes

By Stephen C. Schultz


With the death of Isabella Caro a few years ago, the spotlight has continued to shine, (sometimes more brightly than others) on the perils of anorexia. It's a shame, with so many young girls succumbing to the grasp of this awful condition, that it takes a death to resurrect the topic.



There is a little ranch in the tops of the mountains that is quietly making a difference in the lives of young women who struggle with developing a sense of self.

This short video is from a student who battled eating disorders her whole life. This video was created as a therapeutic project. I hope you enjoy Through Ellie's Eyes

Comments

Samantha Gluck said…
What an inspiring film from "Ellie". I think what you're doing is a wonderful thing. Please keep helping young people with eating disorders however you can. It's a cause very close to my heart for a number of reasons. Thank you for what you do. ~Samantha
Samantha, I can tell this has been more than just "social" media interaction. Thank you for your comment. I sense your sincerity and sensitivity around this very poignant familial concern. ~ Steve
Unknown said…
Amazing, informative and raw from Ellie's heart. The courage this young woman is demonstrating by showing the world something so judged by those without this particular issue will help many understand in ways that text books never could. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you Sho Nique! Yes, this is quite an inspiring video when you think that it was written and directed by Ellie herself!

Popular posts from this blog

Life transitions are inevitable! I'm no exception

By Stephen C. Schultz This is just a quick email to share with you that after 20 years with the Ascent Companies, I am making a transition. I want you to know that the last 20 years have been more than I could have ever wished for. What a great opportunity I have had to not only work with, serve with and be friends with all who are a part of the RCA , DRG , DRB , Oxbow , Discovery Day PHP , Connections and Oasis programs. I owe such a debt of gratitude to the four original owners, Dane Kay, Steve Peterson, Scott Peterson and Jim Salsbury for seeing my potential and taking a risk on me back in 2002. Steve Nadauld, Brent Hall, Andrea Burgess, Clint Dorny, Shawn Brooks, Steve DeMille and the program teams have been like family and an absolute joy to be around.  I feel honored to have played a small role in the success you as educational consultants, private clinicians and us as treatment providers (working together) have had over the years on literally thousands of families.  #GRATITUDE

The Young Boy and the Rattlesnake

By Stephen C. Schultz (Editors note: This is a story used in a Wilderness Treatment Program for Young Adults . Many come to this program having struggled with substance abuse and interacting with unsavory friends.)   Many years ago there was a young Native American who lived in the very land you are residing in. He decided to seek wisdom by journeying to the top of Indian Peak. As he approached the base of the mountain he came across a rattlesnake that slithered beside him. The snake coiled as if to strike and the young boy moved back quickly in fear of being struck by the snake’s deadly venom. At that instant the snake spoke to the boy saying, “Don’t be afraid of me, I mean you no harm. I come to you to ask a favor. I see that you are about to traverse to the top of Indian Peak and was hoping that you may be willing to place me in your satchel so that I don’t have to make the long journey alone.” The young boy surprised by the snake’s request quickly responded b

The Ambush

By Stephen C. Schultz His breathing was heavy and fast.  Mucus sprayed from his nostrils and his cheeks fought the g-forces as if he were a fighter pilot leaving the deck of an aircraft carrier in an F-16. His neck muscles strained and his face grimaced as the fight or flight response kicked in. Five; six; seven now eight steps into his evasive action that was steeped in athletic prowess and natural instinct, he thought he was in the clear. Once again, he had cheated death and the angels of mercy had looked down upon him. It didn’t register right away. With each step, the distance grew larger between him and his immediate threat. It shouldn’t have happened this way. There was so much to live for. He was in the prime of his life with family and friends who loved and cared about him. He didn’t want it to end this way. The pain was quick and sharp. It penetrated right in the square of his back between his shoulder blades. His chest was thrust forward and his arms