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Thoughts on NEDAwareness Week 2018

It’s NEDAwareness Week, which means I’ve been thinking about eating disorders, and reflecting on my own experience with an eating disorder and recovery. I’ve also been thinking about the women I met in treatment, as well as how much life has changed since then. I have been in recovery from Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified […]

“The Biggest Loser” Controversy

I’ve been thinking about this topic for awhile, but I’m just now getting a chance to sit down and write about “The Biggest Loser” contestant weight loss controversy, and while I will touch on the frenzy surrounding Rachel Frederickson’s weight loss, I don’t want to lose sight of the bigger issues at hand. Shows like […]

The Writing/Therapy Debate

I read an interesting article last week, and it got me thinking about the therapeutic and cathartic benefits of writing, and how admitting that writing can be therapeutic for a writer is such a taboo in literary circles. I think that is absolute crap. Writing can be therapeutic and cathartic, and still be literature. If […]

Recovery, Honesty, Shame and True Self

Last night I had the pleasure of talking about recovery at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. There was a good turnout and I was mightily impressed by the students who asked such great questions about eating disorders, recovery and other related topics. They really made me think! Usually, I talk about Purge from a writer’s perspective, […]