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    Eating Disorders Don’t Take A Holiday

    There are 12 months, 365 days in a year, 11 official holidays, not to mention all those unofficial celebrations like office parties, birthday parties, anniversary parties, weddings and the list goes on and on…and I…have an eating disorder. I don’t want to become a recluse, but anyone with an eating disorder knows how hard it is to manage all the food you find on all the days and celebrations listed above. Frankly, it’s overwhelming. To think, I have almost a whole year before me.  ...  Continue Reading

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    Remembering St. Patrick’s Day

    To be honest, I can’t remember too many of my St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. They were filled with numerous toasts and memories, and all were lost in the fog of alcohol.It’s too bad because it’s such a joyous time.   Continue Reading

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    Building Better Boundaries

    Without properly establishing and maintaining boundaries with other people, we can leave ourselves susceptible to a number of unwanted situations and experiences. We can become the employee whose boss calls with a needless request at 11 p.m. on a Friday, or the husband who is uncomfortable around his wife’s male friends.   Continue Reading

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    Valentine’s, The Sweetest Day of the Year… Not

    On this Valentine’s Day, I find myself in a love hate relationship. Yes, the simple thing is to simply say goodbye and move on. If only it were that simple.   Continue Reading

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    Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day!It’s just a day, right? It’s here and gone before you know it. You surprise that special someone with the perfect card, dinner out? What if you don’t….feel special? Then what?That’s what I asked myself this Valentine’s Day. How can I show my love for someone else when I don’t love myself? You love has led me down the back roads of life. Left me in the dust.   Continue Reading

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    How to Lose

    Do you know the poem “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop? I know it; I know it as though it were tattooed on my right wrist, as though it were something I read first thing every morning. It’s one of my very favorite poems of all time because of the way it flows so beautifully and lyrically that you could almost forget the horrific nature of the subject.We lose a lot in life – many things inconsequential (a sock, a race with a friend, a silly bet) and some a bit more important (...  Continue Reading

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    A New Year's Journey

    One year ago today I embarked on a journey.  At the time, I had a vague idea of the destination but didn’t know if I could reach it.The first step was the most difficult thing I’d faced. It was New Year’s Day and I’d celebrated a lot the night before.It was so cold that day, not just outdoors, but inside my heart.   Continue Reading

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    A Poem: For Someone In Mind

    A beautiful poem written by an alumni:Sometimes life doesn’t go our way But that doesn’t mean that we cannot stayIt’s hard to reach out, to ask for a hand Because from our perspective, nobody really understandsWhat we go through when we’re stuck in the ditch And our meaning to life has become but a glitchWe weren't meant to stay this long When the others have found theirs, we still lack our songThe lies are convincing when they tell us to leave The truth is behind the...  Continue Reading

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    A New Year’s Promise

    I made a New Year’s resolution last night.It came in a fit of guilt and resolve. It felt so good at first. I was taking a positive step in my life.   Continue Reading

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