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Arielle B. Patient Expert

Northampton, Pennsylvania
I am a woman with a story, a voice, and a commitment. I am dedicated to helping others in the best way I know how: my writing. Writing helped me on my way to recovery and I have a sincere passion to be, at the very least, an understanding voice amid the pain of eating disorders and all that they... Full Bio
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"Arielle's Mantra" by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders My fabulous fellow blogger, Medusa, posted something on her blog you should check out: Arielle's Mantra. Keep strong. Keep fighting. Read on »
"I invite you to live." by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders The world is waiting for you. It's waiting with open arms and a smile. All you have to do is live. Though this attempt to live can be the single greatest thing ... Read on »
"So, What's YOUR Story?" by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders There is one question I get asked a lot. So I thought I'd answer it... slowly and in video form. I've had this blog for 3 years and I've never really given a play by play o ... Read on »
"To the Girl" by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A bonus video, just because. It's a poem (c) 2008 I wanted to film - there's a much older version of me reciting this original work of mine that's floating around somew ... Read on »
"What do I need?" by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Sometimes in life, we need a few moments just to breathe and forget about all that is surrounding us. We need to relieve ourselves of the pain and the discomfort and the ba ... Read on »
(Not So) Dear Eating Disorder--- by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm furious at all the things that rise within and break my wings. The pain is great, the room is small, and I'm within it, standing tall. Yes, here I am--I give a damn--I' ... Read on »
1 Minute Encouragement: Waiting Out the Storms by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A very brief bonus video for this lovely weekend Read on »
101 Followers! by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I've hit 100 Followers! Well, actually, I had 99 this morning and now I have 101! In all honesty, I know a lot more people than that actually read this blog and just don't ... Read on »
2 Videos for Wednesday by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders First video is just my regular weekly video. This week's topic is Where & How to Get Help. It's a 10 minute video full of resources. The second video is a vid ... Read on »
200! by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders As of today, I officially have 200 YouTube subscribers! Having only been on YouTube since March of this year, I consider this quite lovely. This excites me, because the mai ... Read on »
4 years & counting :) by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Actively Arielle is 4 years old today! To celebrate, I gave the blog a new look. I asked for suggestions from readers and the majority wanted brighter colors - something a ... Read on »
A Beautiful Birthday Gift by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Yesterday was my birthday and my husband, Rick, got me the most wonderful and meaningful gift. He bought me a recovery pendant from SpoonFedArt.Com: [url]http://www.spoo ... Read on »
A Brand New Motivational Mash-Up for EDAW by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders EDAW continues... and here is a brand new Motivational Mash-Up, much like the 11 before it, in case you need a boost. :-) Read on »
A Common Bond by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A friend recently informed me she had been reading this blog and that it really struck a chord with her. She hadn’t known about it and stumbled upon it randomly. She told ... Read on »
A Daily Reminder by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I've programed my cell phone to alarm (silently) every morning at 9:00 AM in order to display a reminder message. The daily reminder? "I like myself." Yes. That's ... Read on »
A Fresh Start by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders 2008 is a new beginning. It's a brand new year that's clean and blank and just waiting for you to do something new with it. So make a conscious effort to do something diffe ... Read on »
A Lesson In Facts by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Bonus video. :) It's short (2 minutes), it's sweet, and it's the TRUTH. Read on »
A Letter for the Fighters by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Dearest YOU, Maybe you're hurting. Maybe you're numb. I can feel it in your words when I read them in the forums, blogs, Facebook groups, and messages. But your ... Read on »
A Letter to E by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This is a real letter - to a real friend of mine. But it could very easily be a letter to any of you, if some details were changed. She's struggling. And I'm struggling to ... Read on »
A Letter To the Other Side by Arielle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This was in an eating disorder news feed today, which reminded me of something I'd like to post. First, here is the article: Eating Disorder Dilemma. When I was a se ... Read on »