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Jeanne Patient Expert

Ashburn, Virginia
I'm a wife, mother, and librarian. I'm recovering from an eating disorder, in part caused by being molested and abused as a child.
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Risks are worth taking by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I just finished reading Biz Stone's book, Things a Little Bird Told Me: confessions of the creative mind . I had a hard time putting it down, so amazed was I in the creativ ... Read on »
Home is where your pain is... by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders "Pain or fear may appear inviting if that’s what you’re accustomed to; a comforting place to stay and feel at home." From article by  Lauren Suval ,  psychcentral.com  on S ... Read on »
My life in grays. Gray sucks. by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Peri-menopause and Eating Disorders/Perimenopause and Eating Anxiety Disorder just don't mix. Not. One. Bit. My latest revelation in recovery is th ... Read on »
Upon hearing "The Body is Not an Apology" by Sonya Renee by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Upon hearing "The Body is Not an Apology" by Sonya Renee Be inspired by Sonya Renee at http://youtu.be/JrbUTI95o3U MY body is not an apology  It did not ask to ... Read on »
Unlearning by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders @WomanDoItAll: The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. -Gloria Steinem Posted on Monday, June 3, 2013 Our first teachers w ... Read on »
Opposing Vision of Champions by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders "@Fit_Motivator: The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking. -Mia Hamm" Posted on Twitter on Su ... Read on »
Jump, crash, waiting to burn... Rise from ashes? by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders "@WomenOfHistory: You cannot always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes you must dare to jump." One of my equine therapists said something similar. She said that the ... Read on »
Strength in smiling but not in tears? by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders @WomenofHistory tweeted something that is bothering me immensely. The tweet was"Strength is when you have so much to cry for but you prefer to smile instead."  Wow. Does th ... Read on »
Appetites and control by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders The past few weeks, I've taken a break from my usual reading fare of late (books about innovation and creativity and better communication - work related topics) and delved b ... Read on »
Check my tweets at @diggingmeup by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I have caved. I'm now on Twitter. Check out my feed at @diggingmeup where I post quotes, articles, blog posts, and retweets that interest or inspire me in my path to recover ... Read on »
Poetry eBook, Pain Uncovered, available by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It's been awhile since I've posted, but I am hoping to get back into blogging now that my daughter is a bit older. In the meantime, check out my eBook of poetry entitled, P ... Read on »
Conquering Fear (WSJ article) by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders For those, like me, who often find Cognitive Behavioral therapy unhelpful, you may be interested in the article in the Wall Street Journal's Health Journal on January 2 whic ... Read on »
Hosting a parasite by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I just finished reading The Host by Stephanie Meyer and I couldn't help but see the connection with my eating disorder.  ******Spoiler Alert******* ******Spoiler Alert ... Read on »
Chronic conditions by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders In my email to a friend, I asked when do you stop trying to cure a chronic condition. This friend replied back that we both know that at best, I'll be able to manage my eati ... Read on »
Vulnerability by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders "Is it hard for you to be yourself? Do you find it tough to be vulnerable? What does being vulnerable mean to you?" These questions were asked at the end of a blog post o ... Read on »
NY Times article on BMI - no, duh!? by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I saw this article in the NY Times today and all I can say is, "No, really?" It's about time there was some press about how the Body Mass Index doesn't distinguish betwee ... Read on »
Nourishment by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm reading Eating in the Light of the Moon and just started the chapter on nourishment - physical versus emotional. "Until [a woman with disordered eating] is able to disti ... Read on »
Numbers are just symbols by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders So I haven't been blogging at all for a very long time - my almost 6 months baby girl is the reason. So, last Friday, I broke down and went shopping for pants. Nice pant ... Read on »
Landing a leap of faith by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Today is the hardest day. The day after the leap back onto the recovery wagon. When you can still go either way - a safe landing or a splat on the road. Today,the gil ... Read on »
Oprah by Jeanne Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Oprah. Most people either love her or hate her. Everyone knows her name. Whether you love her or hate her, one has to agree that Oprah Winfrey is a remarkable woman ... Read on »