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Thoughts on NEDAwareness Week 2018

It’s NEDAwareness Week, which means I’ve been thinking about eating disorders, and reflecting on my own experience with an eating disorder and recovery. I’ve also been thinking about the women I met in treatment, as well as how much life has changed since then. I have been in recovery from Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified […]

Is This Really My Life?

I keep having these moments lately, where I’m like, “Is this really my life? I am so lucky.” I turn thirty at the end of June this year, and I think my upcoming birthday has put me in a reflective mood. I was driving back from a speaking engagement at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN, […]

Article About EDNOS

This article about EDNOS is interesting, because it discusses some of the downfalls of the current DSM eating disorder diagnoses. I like that it addresses some of the problems particular to EDNOS, such as someone who is overweight losing weight (using eating disorder symptoms) and ending up at a normal weight, but physically compromised. EDNOS is […]

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2011

I’m going to be speaking about addiction, eating disorders and recovery, as well as reading from Purge: Rehab Diaries at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN on Thursday, February 24th, as part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2011. Exact details are TBA (I will post them as we figure things out), but I’m looking […]

NYT Article on EDNOS

The New York Times has an interesting article on EDNOS today: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/19/health/19eat.html?src=twt&twt=nytimeshealth

How Purge Came To Be (A Brief Overview)

People usually don’t ask me about the story behind Purge; they’re usually more interested in when it’s going to be published, who the publisher is, can they get it on amazon, etc. I think the story behind Purge is important, though. I did not sit down one day and decide to write a memoir. I […]