Monthly Archives: October 2013

Accidental Inheritance

As I mentioned last week, I had a pretty enlightening dinner with my mother.  It wasn’t enlightening because of anything in particular that she said, or I said.  It was enlightening because, for the first time in my life, I … Continue reading

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Golden Rule, recovery style

A few days ago I sent the picture below to one of my fellow recovering girls, because she likes Owls (so let’s call her Wise Girl) and also because it’s true and we were just talking about it in group … Continue reading

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Motherly Priorities

I had dinner with my mother Friday night and wow, wow, wow do I have a LOT to write about!  She had asked me about some items that ended up at her house throughout various moves and I happened to … Continue reading

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Butterfly Lessons (recovery metaphor)

Earlier this week, when I was talking to CB about the sandpaper, she told me a beautiful (and tragic) story about butterflies. After caterpillars have spent the requisite amount time wrapped up in their cocoons and are ready to emerge … Continue reading

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Diet is a four letter word Part 2 – Stigma

Stigma: The Merriam-Webster definition of stigma is: a set of negative and often unfair beliefs that a society or group of people have a bout something The archaic definition is “a scar left by a hot iron” and “a mark … Continue reading

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Diet is a four letter word

I have so much to say about this, I’m going to have to break it up into a few posts, but here goes… Part 1: How did I get here? I was 5 years old when my mother first introduced … Continue reading

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Avoiding the doctor

Before starting the intensive outpatient program for eating disorders, I had to get clearance from a doctor.  Basically a physical.  Unsurprisingly, due to my weight, my bill of health was not exactly clean. I explained that I had been learning about … Continue reading

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