Posts made in May, 2015

When Death Comes

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in My Story, Poetry & Inspiration, Posts by Guest Writers | Comments Off on When Death Comes

When Death Comes

  When Death Comes When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps the purse shut; when death comes like the measle-pox when death comes like an iceberg between the shoulder blades, I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering: what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness? And therefore I look upon everything as a brotherhood and a sisterhood, and I look upon time as no more than an idea, and I consider eternity as another possibility, and I think of each life as a flower, as...

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A Good Enough Recovery

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Ins and Outs of Eating Disorders, My Story | 6 comments

A Good Enough Recovery

I say often that I hesitate to admit here when I’m struggling. I say that I don’t want to be anything dimmer than a beacon of a recovery. The thing is, I’m fairly certain that no one expects me to be that. As is usually the case, the only expectations of which I’m falling short are my own. Still, I worry about disappointing people. I worry about not being able to achieve my goals as a recovery advocate and maybe even a clinician. I worry that admitting my struggles will make them more real, or bigger and badder, as if the eating disorder will take on a life of its own...

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Update: New Tech City’s “How Eating Disorders Evolved Online”

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in EDs and the Media, My Story, The Problem of Proana | Comments Off on Update: New Tech City’s “How Eating Disorders Evolved Online”

Update: New Tech City’s “How Eating Disorders Evolved Online”

If you’ve been with me since last summer, then you might remember a radio broadcast about the internet and eating disorders that I participated in last September. The other day, the host of that show (New Tech City on WNYC) contacted me to say that the story had done so well that they would be re-airing the story with an update! I wanted to share a link to the updated story here with all of you. It was pretty exciting to be included in the story, especially because the New Tech City gang treated the topic so respectfully and thoughtfully. They were a team I could trust with my story....

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Five Things You Should Know About Your Insurance

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Insurance Issues, Published Writings | Comments Off on Five Things You Should Know About Your Insurance

Five Things You Should Know About Your Insurance

Yesterday I was in Washington, DC with the Eating Disorders Coalition and many eating disorder/mental health advocates from across the country for the 2015 Spring Lobby Day. This time we were focusing our energies on the Anna Westin Act of 2015. This legislation would clarify the mental health parity act (so that insurance companies stop unjustly denying patients treatment), increase training about eating disorders for health professionals, and encourage truth in advertising. However — I will write more about that at another time! For now, I wanted to share with you a post that I wrote for...

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