The Big Brains

Ok, so you guys aren't going to believe this but a new study came out and I am pretty sure it's going to knock your pants off. So take a deep breath and get ready for this . . . . . . Anorexics have bigger brains than their non-anorexics peers. Yep, you read that right. [...]


Food: The Wonder Drug

Savory grilled salmon, that melts like butter as you put it in your mouth. Perfectly cooked brown rice with a dreamy, fluffy texture. Sweet carrots and bitter, but scrumptious, fresh broccoli. To most people this sounds like a heavenly, balanced meal. I am pretty sure most folks would have no problem licking their plates clean just to [...]

This Week’s Weigh-in

8:58am. That's was the exact time my dad took a sharp left turn and pulled into the driveway of one of Aurora Hospital's clinics. The clinic is a two story complex with a roof composed of hideous blueish-green panels and exterior walls made of brown and red bricks.  Around the perimeter of the clinic, are a few [...]


Sometimes I will sit and just look at pictures of ballerinas. I'll glaze longingly at their elaborate leotards decorated with intricate embroidery and sparkly sequence. I observe their faces, so peaceful and yet so focused on moving their slender bodies with grace. Ever so often I will close my eyes and pretend I am that [...]

Mother and Anorexic Daughter

Yesterday morning seemed as long and unending as the dark blue waters of the ocean. It began with me being dragged to my psychiatrist for an incredibly early 8 am appointment. In his clinical-appearing, disheveled office, I was weighed and interrogated. Now let me get this straight, my shrink is pretty caring guy. I know [...]

For The Parents . . .

Dear Parents of Children with Eating Disorders,I've wanted to write this letter to you guys for a pretty long time. I can't imagine the stress you're under right now, especially when the child you've loved for years is suddenly refusing to eat or is regurgitating in your porcelain john . I bet some days you wonder [...]