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I’m Not the Color of my Receiving Blanked

From the moment we’re born we’re placed into a category. If you were a girl you got a pink blanket; if you were a boy you got a blue one. We were all raised in different households but taught by a larger society. We were influenced from a very young age by rules dictating what [...]

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EATING DISORDER RECOVERY…..WHATTA FEELING

The feeling one gets from being in recovery from an eating disorder is probably one of the most fulfilling things in the world. I can say this not only from my own personal experience but also from the joy I get seeing our patients at Rader walk through the doors broken, and walk out of them [...]

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LOVED ONES COPING WITH EATING DISORDERS…SKELETONS IN OUR CLOSET

An old friend from high school called me yesterday, quite upset. He was almost crying and said he thinks his wife of fifteen years needs to get help for anorexia and bulimia. He asked me what he should do? “Well,” I asked, “how long has she been struggling with it?” “I believe since we were married,” he said. [...]

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Compulsive Overeating: I Can’t Believe I Ate the Whole Thing

Food. What is it? Or more importantly, what does it mean to you? What does it represent? Since the beginning of time, food has been something that represents a union or bond with people. It is what has been seen in history as a sign of richness and luxury,  and separated the wealthy from the poor. It [...]

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THE COSTS OF AN EATING DISORDER …THE WORST THINGS IN LIFE AREN’T FREE

There are a lot of things people don’t know about eating disorders. Most people just get the Cliff’s Notes on it and don’t get the whole story. Eating disorders are just like any other addiction, and one thing about having an addiction is that it not only eats you alive, but it takes a giant [...]

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BATHING SUITS AND BODY IMAGE…..SIZING IT ALL UP FOR SUMMER

Summer is here and with that comes many exciting things to do. However, for many women out there it causes a sense of dread and a very unsettling fear, as store mannequins start shedding their winter parkas and sweaters and exchanging them for bathing suits and bikinis. When we were little girls picking out summer swimwear [...]

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EATING DISORDER INSPIRATION…APPETIZERS FOR THE MIND

  I believe that sometimes the simpler something is said, the more impact it has. I love to blog, but today I thought I would do what I call blogisms or as my friends call them.. Miss Melissisms. Enjoy! I saw this woman today, she was totally confident with who she was, not because she [...]

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EATING DISORDERS AND BODY IMAGE….THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF CATFIGHTING

Two women you have never met before walk into a room. You know absolutely nothing about them, except for what you have just gathered about them physically. One is 5’5″and very overweight, the other 5’7″ and very slim. Which woman would you think you would feel most likely hiring if you were an employer? Which [...]

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EATING DISORDERS AND BODY IMAGE…IF I WERE A RICH GIRL

  Well it seems like you can’t hit a rock without reading a story about how Angelina Jolie recently underwent a double mastectomy in the hopes of decreasing her chances of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Breast cancer which ran in her family took her mother’s life, and tests revealed that Jolie had over an [...]

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EATING DISORDERS AND GUILT: OUT OUT DAMN SPOT

Guilt is a feeling that practically demands respect. By respect I mean that it’s one of those feelings that no matter how hard we try, will truly make us examine ourselves as human beings and what we truly think is right from wrong. Guilt is not a pleasant feeling. It’s not supposed to be. Research [...]

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