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    I Dread Mother’s Day…

    Mother’s Day approaches and I dread it!  Don’t get me wrong,my mother is a good person… just a little overbearing.Actually, she’s “big time” overbearing. She knows I have an eating disorder.And this year, we’re celebrating Mother’s Day at her house.At least we’re not going out to her favorite restaurant, whichis some relief.I know what it will be like.   Continue Reading

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    My Unforgettable Spring Break…

    Everyone looks forward to Spring Break, right? The kids areout of school. It’s time for a trip to the beach with the family.The getaway we’ve waited for all winter.   Continue Reading

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    If I Were A Flower…

    If I were a flower, I’d want to be the most colorful bloom in the garden. There I’d stand, a presence to be recognized and appreciated. One that drew smiles and laughter from those who saw me as they walked by the picket fence in the front yard.   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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    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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    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 see...my 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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