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Why Emotional Modesty Needs to Die

Heads-up: The beginning of this piece might have you thinking that you're about to digest some erotica, but before some of you dismiss this piece on that premise - and before some of you get excited - I might as well let you know, this discourse doesn't fit within that category. Unless, that is, you …

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The Problem with Tough Love in Eating Disorder Recovery

Inspiring post on anorexia by BeautyBeyondBones. If you replace “anorexia” with “depression”, I also find these words to fit beautifully within that context.

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When I talk to people who lived through my anorexia with me, the overwhelming theme is that people didn’t know how they could help me.

They felt their hands were tied. They saw their friend/daughter/sister rapidly wasting away right before their eyes, and they felt helpless.

They didn’t know how to get through to me. They didn’t want to say the wrong thing and trigger a blow up or melt down. And yet they wanted to express their concern.

Meanwhile, I was pushing everyone away, withdrawing from the world, so that I could be alone with my eating disorder, not having to show my friends how sick my mind really was.


And people had their different approaches. Some worked. And some definitely didn’t.

But looking back, I’ve come to realize that above all else, there is one thing that is paramount when it comes to dealing with eating disorder sufferers…

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Misconceptions about Optimal Health

Challenging the "conventional" wisdom about what it means to be healthy.

What’s Your Personality Type?

For years, I've been fascinated with the study of MBTI personality types. While I'm not a big fan of assigning labels to people - as individuals are so much more complex and diverse than 16 groupings can possibly represent - I have found the knowledge of a person's personality test results to be invaluable in …

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What I Like About Henna Shampoo

I frequently use henna shampoo when washing my hair. Briefly, here are some of the things I love about henna shampoo: Henna can promote hair growth This is a big plus for me, as I shed hair like nobody's business.   Hair conditioning properties I rarely apply conditioner. When using henna shampoo, I typically find …

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Weary of Waiting in the Wasteland?

STORY TIME!! Alexa wanted so badly to get her license. She had wanted that even before she was 16. Her parents had made her take intensive online driving studies and endure a slew of practice hours, and yet they still didn't feel she was ready. "They're just overprotective."  reasoned Alexa. "They don't want anything to happen …

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