NEVER Do This at Night!

Don't be like me.

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The Hardest Thing About Being Chronically Ill

It's not the physical pain.

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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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Just Another Work Day

Not looking forward to working today? Read this!

The Beauty of “Weird”

Are you weird?

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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