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Carrie A. Patient Expert

Washington, District of Columbia
After nearly a decade of anorexia, I'm learning how to love, laugh, and live again. And in no... Full Bio
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Monday Smorgasbord by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's time for part two of your weekly Sunday Smorgasbord, where I trawl the web for the latest in ED-related news, research, and more, so you don't have to. CBS News on ... Read on »
Sunday Smorgasbord by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's once again time for your weekly Sunday Smorgasbord, where I trawl the web for the latest in ED-related news, research, and more, so you don't have to. {{Since I ... Read on »
Tip Day Tuesday: Handling Holiday Food Freakouts by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I got this email in my inbox last night from the always fabulous Michelle (aka The Fat Nutritionist ), and, with her permission, I am sharing it with you. At the end of the ... Read on »
The "I Don't Wannas" by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Sometimes recovery means accepting that you do, indeed, have an inner toddler. A whiny, cranky inner toddler who never wants to listen. They are loud and a pain in the ass. ... Read on »
Sunday Smorgasbord by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's once again time for your weekly Sunday Smorgasbord, where I trawl the web for the latest in ED-related news, research, and more, so you don't have to. Study Cha ... Read on »
Adventures in spontaneity by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This Wednesday, I had a chance to practice being spontaneous. A friend from my now twice-weekly knit/crochet group texted me saying "Feeling knitty? Wanna meet at XX Deli fo ... Read on »
Background noise by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This past September, I upgraded my Blackberry to an Android. I love my new phone. The one problem I have is that the battery loses juice really quickly. I Googled the proble ... Read on »
Interview request: interoception by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This is a bit of a science writer Hail Mary, but I figured I have nothing to lose! Have any of you out there been tested for interoception/interoceptive skills and have a ... Read on »
Sunday Smorgasbord by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's once again time for your weekly Sunday Smorgasbord, where I trawl the web for the latest in ED-related news, research, and more, so you don't have to. Treatment ... Read on »
Building mastery by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's something I've been noticing lately in my own life: a growing mastery of basic recovery skills. You know, the things other 31-year-olds take for granted, like the regul ... Read on »
Sunday Smorgasbord by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's once again time for your weekly Sunday Smorgasbord, where I trawl the web for the latest in ED-related news, research, and more, so you don't have to. Check out ... Read on »
A request for my nerdy friends by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I know plenty of my blog readers are self-described nerds like myself. As such, if you have access to a university library system and can obtain any of the following journal ... Read on »
FEAST Symposium Summary by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Lots of people have posted fantastic, detailed, wonderful summaries of the FEAST symposium. When my internet is not being stupid, I'll even share some of those links! My ... Read on »
Sunday Smorgasbord by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's once again time for your weekly Sunday Smorgasbord, where I trawl the web for the latest in ED-related news, research, and more, so you don't have to. Study Fin ... Read on »
Major Milestone by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Just six weeks before ED Bites turns five (Yes, I will be having a blog birthday party), I checked my stats and found that sometime in the last week, my blog hit a massive m ... Read on »
Monday Smorgasbord by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's once again time for your weekly Sunday Smorgasbord (this time appearing on a Monday since I fell asleep last night before I had a chance to finish the post!), where ... Read on »
Whoever said money can't buy happiness never went on a yarn crawl by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This past Saturday, I went with my knitting and crochet group on a yarn crawl to a nearby city. What's a yarn crawl, you ask? Well, it's like a pub crawl, where you visit a ... Read on »
Sunday Smorgasbord by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's once again time for your weekly Sunday Smorgasbord, where I trawl the web for the latest in ED-related news, research, and more, so you don't have to. The Darks ... Read on »
Illustrated Guide to Depression by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Yeah, I know. An illustrated guide to depression? Comic strips don't generally cover things like, you know, depression. But Allie over at Hyperbole and a Half did.  It's ... Read on »
Tip Day Tuesday: Later by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders So it's time for another Tip Day Tuesday. I didn't get any emails or requests from you guys (please write! My brain is frazzled!), so I came up with one of my strategies for ... Read on »