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“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, […]