Why You Shouldn’t Watch Netflix’s “To the Bone”

Well, it's been quite a while since I have posted. University had me drowning in more tedious essays, meticulous lab reports, and mundane reading assignments than anyone could have ever imagined.  Once summer break started in June, you'd think I would have felt relieved and would have started blogging again .  . . .well folks, [...]

How to Get the Most out of Eating Disorder Treatment

You've found the best eating disorder treatment center, packed your suitcase to point where you are still shocked you got it to close, and now you are off - off to spend the next couple of weeks or months literally fighting for your life. Currently the relapse rate for anorexic patients ranges from 9% to [...]

Packing for Eating Disorder Treatment? The Ten Things You Must Bring!

You've called the treatment center, completed their bucket load of tedious paperwork, argued with your insurance company (and FINALLY got approved), and have your admission date marked on your calendar. That's right my friend. You have just completed the hardest part of eating disorder treatment - actually accepting the fact you need help and getting [...]

How to Find the BEST (for you) Eating Disorder Treatment Center

After months, years, or maybe even decades of swallowing laxatives instead of food, torturing your weary body with endless exercise,  mindlessly devouring the contents of your refrigerator, and spending hours vomiting in your porcelain commode - you've made a decision. A decision that may not just change the course of your life, but also save it. [...]

Eating Disorder Treatment 101: An Introduction to My NEW BLOG SERIES!

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 [...]

The Day that Wouldn’t End

As I laid on my bed wrapped up in my flowery bedspread, my mind began to go over yesterday's events. The endless arguing, the hateful words, the damn reading on the doctor's scale, the visit with my psychiatrist . . . all of these recent experiences kept replaying in my mind's eye like an endless [...]

A Frightening Day to Overcome

"To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom." ~Bertrand Russell What many people living outside the eating disorder community don't know is that anorexia nervosa is not homogenous disease. Though many characteristics of this illness remain constant over a population of sufferers, there are many qualities that are unique to each individual anorexic.  For example, [...]