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Stories: Part VII by drstaceyny .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Tue 05 May 2009 5:54pm Published with permission. . . My Story – Why do You Still Want to Dance? By all accounts, I have what it traditionally takes to become a talented, if not great dancer. I have what is considered the “Perfect Ballet Body” (the perpetrated Balanchine “look” with long limbs, short torso, small head, relatively long neck and generally a pre-pubes ... Read on »
Male Eating Disorders, Part 5: the "Iron Man" Who Chose to Live by Dr. Sari Shepphird Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Tue 15 Dec 2009 9:29am Rounding out our brief look at male eating disorders (at least for now), I am pleased to share a guest Post today, written by Patrick Bergstrom. Patrick shares a must-read Post that is eye-opening, educating, and inspiring.  Thanks to Patrick for his efforts to dispel the myths of "female only" eating disorders, for his work with althetes ... Read on »
101 Short Stories that Will Leave You Smiling, Crying and Thinking by MarcAndAngel Patient Expert Posted Sun 26 Dec 2010 11:35pm Since its inception eighteen months ago, our sister site Makes Me Think (MMT) has truly evolved into a remarkable online community.  Every day, users share their thought-provoking life stories and vote on stories that other users have shared.  Some are happy, some are sad, and others twist your emotions, pulling them in several directions ... Read on »
In which I suck at summarizing by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 20 Mar 2012 5:32pm I'm a writer. It's my job. For the past few days, I have been tasked with writing up a conference report I was at a week or two ago. The job was painful for several reasons. One, it was not going to qualify as life's most interesting writing project by any stretch of the imagination. For another, I really suck a summarizing things. My lack of sk ... Read on »
Reasons to believe in recovery? Take this simple, anonymous online questionnaire. by hikerrd Posted Mon 14 Oct 2013 11:22am Perhaps you CAN rise above the clouds. I don’t know the Harvard psychologist Dr. Sheila Reindl, but I have recommended her book Sensing the Self , many, many times over the years. It’s filled with wisdom about recovery from bulimia, honed from Reindl’s extensive interviews with 13 recovered women. (Not bulimic? Pl ... Read on »
Athletes and Anorexia Nervosa: An Elite Athlete's Story by Dr. Sari Shepphird Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Sat 19 Dec 2009 12:00am On the heels of my last post, which featured guest Blogger Patrick Bergstrom sharing about his experience as a male athlete with anorexia nervosa, we have another athlete's story for us today. Lynn Bjorklund, an elite, record-setting distance runner who writes of her journey in my book, 100 Questions and Answers about Ano ... Read on »
Obsessed With Diets: Do You Know Everything About Diets? by helpfored Posted Thu 21 Apr 2011 11:30pm After riding the diet obsession roller coaster for almost a decade I was a walking diet database. I could tell you the fat, carbohydrate, calorie content of every different type of food and drink. And yet I was still unable to stick to any of these diets, was out of control with my binge eating and could not last more than a few days on a ... Read on »
Bulimia: A mother’s loss inspires film - Article by Untreatable .. Patient Expert Posted Fri 23 Apr 2010 12:44pm Andrew Avrin sits on a beige couch in a nondescript room, a fruit still-life partly visible on the wall behind him, twisting his fingers while, off-camera, an unseen interviewer prompts him to talk about his sister, Melissa, who died last year at the age of 19 after a long battle with bulimia. “There was no food in the house,” he s ... Read on »
Love takes courage - Part 4 by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 05 May 2013 8:30pm (This is the fourth part of a short story - Love takes courage) That evening, the Chief Nephrologist of the hospital, Dr. Yogesh Mehta came to see Rohan. A bunch of junior doctors accompanied him. He was fairly short, almost completely bald and wore spectacles. He greeted Rohan and asked him how he was feeling. Rohan said he was feeling much ... Read on »
ED sufferers find solace in songs by Disordered Times .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 5:45pm I stumbled across this article by the London Observer. It discusses a YouTube short film called “My Story (Anorexia)” uploaded by 18-year-old “katerynabilyk” of the Ukraine. YouTube is flush with videos of personal stories with eating disorders, ranging from pro-recovery to pro-ana. What makes katerynabilyk’s film compelling, writes the Observ ... Read on »