Tag Archives: eating disorders

Cotton Mouth

Apparently models are now eating cotton balls dipped in various juices to stay thin. I guess the natural progression from vodka soaked tampons would be cotton ball juice chasers? I want to know how these ideas start. If one of my friends came to me and said “Hey I have been eating cotton balls soaked [...]

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Eating Disorders and Body Image: What I Be

I was introduced to the “What I Be” project. (A project revealing people’s darkest insecurities in photos) The photographs literally speak for themselves. The participants were asked to write on their face, chest, or arms. “I am not my______” fill in the blank. This started back in 2010 and now is being compiled into a [...]

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White Girl Problems

Dear Truthmosis, Hello and let me say what a pleasure it was to read your “scholarly” article. What a way with words you have. The picture you painted couldn’t be closer to the truth, however I have some questions. In your first reason for dating someone with an eating disorder, I am glad you broke [...]

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Eating Disorder Recovery: Holiday Play-by-Play

Tis the season! I know shocker the holiday season is upon us! There are two types of holiday people, the people who will listen to Christmas music starting back in October and the kind of people who are grinchies. I happen to be in the first category. It is a bit exhausting to be that [...]

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How Eating Disorders Affect Control and Stability

Hello, my name is Alisa and I want control and stability in my life. I used to mix this up and say I wanted to be “skinny, happy, get good grades, etc.” If someone would have asked me 5 years ago what I thought control and stability were I would of said “restricting.” Guarantee! If [...]

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The Language of Eating Disorders

These are phrases I am all-too-familiar with. I have wondered for a long time why it seems so exponentially harder to say “I’m not fine. Please help me” rather than “I’m fine.” The topic of body language especially in people with eating disorders is something I think about a lot. I know that I used my [...]

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Eating Disorder Recovery: Challenging Belief Systems

In my own eating disorder recovery I am working on challenging my own thoughts or beliefs about things like body image, cleanliness, and exercise. I had a very strong belief system surrounding body image  (I was pretty selfish that way I didn’t compare my body to anyone else but myself.) I have now broken down [...]

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Eating Disorders and Body Image | Beauty Disrupted

Would I die to look like a supermodel? No, supermodels don’t even look like supermodels! Supermodels die to look like … omg … yep, you guessed it, other supermodels. With all the anti photo shop campaigns out there, such as Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty, raising awareness about striving for an image that doesn’t even [...]

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Cory Monteith

Eating Disorders and Addiction: Lying = Dying

When anyone in the world of addiction dies, whether it be from eating disorders, drugs, alcohol, sex etc,  I think it tugs at all of our heart strings. All addicts understand the grip of the disease and how hard the fight to let go can be. Cory Monteith was one of us, an addict. Although [...]

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  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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