"Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought! Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?" ~Rumi While many incoming college freshman spent their summers making lasting memories with the friends and family they would soon leave behind, I spent mine locked in a prison of great anxiety. The idea [...]
Have an eating disorder? Going on a trip overseas and worried about how the whole eating situation will work out? Don’t worry, because this video has you covered! After going on my trip to Ireland and France, I have quite a few tips on how you can handle the foreign food scene while abroad. I [...]
As I am sure most of you have realized, eating disorders are not diseases that just devastate the bodies and minds of sufferers, they also completely ruin families. Parents sometimes must take leave off work in order to focus all their attention on caring for their anorexic or bulimic child. Siblings of ED sufferers end up feeling abandoned and forgotten as their mom and dad spend most of their waking hours on their ill child - shuttling them to various doctor's appointments, supervising their arduous and emotionally-draining mealtimes , and visiting them while they are in the hospital. When a family member has an eating disorder, everyone has no other choice but to make sacrifices and put their lives on hold.
Let me tell you the story on why I have decided to write this series on eating disorder treatment. As most of you know, I spent the early years of my eating disorder in hospitals and treatment facilities. Since I was so young at the time, making my own medical decisions was off the table, and [...]
Ever since I was little, I knew my Dad didn't have a "normal" job. He was not a businessman who spent his days away from the home, selling some ridiculous product or service to naive consumers. Nor was he a physician who was constantly on call, catering to the needs of others while being much too busy [...]
Thanksgiving - the beloved all-American holiday where the gluttons who gave the world Micky D's sit around and shove mountains of fattening food down their throats. For the typical American, Thanksgiving is one of the greatest days of the year, but for us anorexics, it's a day that we pray will never ever occur. This [...]