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Four years ago I sat in a passenger seat and was driven up to a building with bars covering the windows.

“There are bars on the window.

There are bars on the window.


There are bars on the windows,” I repeated.

My throat was closing, my hands clutched the door, and my e...

December 22, 2017

It’s hard to imagine a time when most spices weren’t just a walk, bike or lyft away. Notably, a time when black pepper was considered “black gold,” a spice that’s now as ubiquitous as salt. Thanks to the modern economy, most spices today aren’t far from reach, nutmeg b...

On my initial assessment with Nicole, it’s safe to say that I didn’t meet many, if any, of the criteria on the Intuitive Eater Questionnaire.

After over 11 years of Anorexia Nervosa and compulsive exercise, I was fully entrenched in a restrictive mindset and totally rel...

March 17, 2017

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and in America, St. Paddy’s day is a day to celebrate the Irish and Irish American culture, primarily by wearing green garb, eating and drinking, or through religious observances, parades and parties. Surprisingly, the first St. Patrick’s Day Par...

I do not know what being fully recovered will FEEL like, in some ways I do not know if I will even know when I am! Trust me when I say, I did not intend to have this illness - putting my mind and body through absolute torture was NOT a chapter I wanted to be written fo...

February 27, 2017

Today marks the start of Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Feb 26-Mar 4) and the theme this year is It's time to talk about it! So let's!

I have been involved in the treatment of Eating Disorders for over a decade. The work is compelling, challenging and deeply rewarding....

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