Showing posts from January, 2009

Come and Get 'Em While They're Hot!!

I am currently living with my parents and we decided early on that my mom would do the laundry, I would cook dinner-when home, of course-and my dad would do the dishes. Score! I hate cleaning-I like organizing, but definitely not cleaning! I do the grocery shopping too, which I love, because to me, grocery shopping is a game-I regularly cut down fifteen dollars off the total due to coupons and careful planning. By cooking every night, something unexpected has happened-healing. Since my parents are paying the grocery bill, I feel a little freer to buy things I want and because they have more spices, I feel much freer to experiment. It helps too that my parents are so appreciative. Before I came home, they were mostly having microwave dinners and so to them, even something as simple as following the directions on the back of some box is amazing and wonderful! I have seriously struggled with food issues since middle school and I am finally beginning to really enjoy food,

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 22-29 February 22 – 29 is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. I wish there were more events to raise awareness and frankly, that more people cared. What can we do? We can talk about eating disorders without making fun of people, because they are “too” skinny or fat. We can teach our youth, and our ourselves, that being healthy is more about having an active lifestyle and enjoying all foods in moderation than in looking like an airbrushed model in a magazine. Most importantly, it means we have to stop envying the anorexic body, but instead honor the sacred in all of us. Sunday, Feb. 22 – Merrick’s Walk – Noon - 5K Run/Walk - Location: Galloway School - Honors all who have died and all who still struggle with an eating disorder - For more info: www. Events at Ridgeview Institute – All Free Monday, Feb. 23 – F.E.D. Support Group - 6-7:30p (Friends and Family of People with Eating Disorders) - Location: Young Adult Unit, Cottag

No Apologies!

I just looked at my latest post and I take the title back! I have no apologies, because last year was completely shitty. How in the world was I supposed to not get discouraged when I was battling an illness with almost no support?! But it is time now to look to the future and live in the present. Easier said than done, of course. I will try, though, and that is all anyone can do.


It has been over a year since my I started this blog and this is only my second post. I am very sorry! I know that it was because I got discouraged from no one responding, but I should have written more-I should have tried harder. In my defense, last year was an absolutely awful year-I had a relapse in my eating disorder and had to have inpatient treatment, I had an awful roommate and ended up having to live two weeks in my car, I was sexually harassed by a psychiatrist (I reported the incident, but I don't know what happened about it) and by several customers at the store I was working at, and I decided to quit my training to be a music therapist and came home. My computer also broke down several times. I made the right decision to come home and yet transitions are always hard. I'm trying to focus a lot more on my writing and my art and I will post a lot more here-I sincerely hope that at least one person finds this blog inspirational. I also hope that this can be a safe space