Posts made in March, 2016

This is Anorexia

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in EDs and the Media, Ins and Outs of Eating Disorders | 1 comment

This is Anorexia

Oh, celebrity anorexia rumors… they never stop. As I was researching the relationship between eating disorders and social media for a conference I’m presenting at in May, I stumbled upon a rather abhorrent story called “18 Anorexic THIN Celebrities That Need a Few Big Macs!” (For obvious reasons, I’m not linking to it. But the website is called Juicy Celeb, which pretty much tells you everything you need to know.) It’s so frighteningly off-base that it’s not worth the effort it would take to even begin correcting it. I only just had the energy to...

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What an Eating Disorder in Recovery Sounds Like

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Ins and Outs of Eating Disorders, My Story, NEDAwareness Week 2016 | 18 comments

What an Eating Disorder in Recovery Sounds Like

Wait… You’re not over that eating disorder yet? During National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAwareness), I did a fair amount of preaching to the choir about early intervention. Presumably, some of it reached the general public, but since the overwhelming majority of my followers — if not all of them — are people who have been affected in some way by eating disorders, most weren’t new to this conversation. That’s not a bad thing. This population needs education and awareness, too. However, a somewhat jarring conversation at work toward the end of NEDAwareness...

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