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Juliet J. Patient Expert

Rocky Mountain Foothills, Colorado
I'm a writer, a wife, a graduate student, a wanna be mother, and someone who never thought of... Full Bio
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The challenges of a New Year by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I want to wish you all a happy (if belated) 2010! I hope this year is one where you learn to be gentle and kind with yourself and your body. May you find acceptance in the ... Read on »
IE: Two years later by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders In October of 2007, I confessed to my husband that I was really struggling with emotional baggage mainly related to my lifelong struggle with food. While I showed early sign ... Read on »
1. Reject the Diet Mentality by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Principle one of Intuitive Eating is to reject the diet mentality. This is the first principle for the very simple fact that without being prepared to fully and totally acce ... Read on »
A place I don’t go to often… by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I don’t often post about my infertility journey here (okay, lately I don’t often post, period. Gotta work on that!). However, I wrote this poem recently, and felt compelled ... Read on »
Why I’ve been MIA by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Okay… so…. In January, my husband and I began to play Second Life. It’s a virtual world, for those who don’t know. In February, we met this girl… we soon developed fee ... Read on »
The 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I am posting all ten. In weeks to come, I aim to address each one and how I have worked through the principle or still am struggling with it. I am doing this because with st ... Read on »
Body Acceptance in the Office - a “guest blogger” by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This is from a writer with the company I am partnering with for some articles about comfort when you work. I feel this is an excellent piece and that it’s very relevant in a ... Read on »
Depression by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I have never been comfortable admitting when I am depressed. It is such an unusual sensation for me, and therefore one I fight tooth and nail every time. However, right h ... Read on »
Diabulimia - a scary new “trend” in ED by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This post is dedicated to the memory of my best’s friend’s brother, who recently died of this complicated disorder. When she found out why he died, I promised her I would po ... Read on »
This is a horrifying story. My ... by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders This is a horrifying story. My heart breaks for this poor girl. First of all, she was 165 pounds. I expected her to be far heavier, based on how the story opens (not that ... Read on »
Shameless plea for votes! by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders As you know from looking at my sidebar, I am a Wellsphere blogger. I am asking for your vote in their People’s Health Blogger Awards competition. The voting closes on 1.15, ... Read on »
Utter nonsense from WebMd by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Maybe it’s asking too much, but I expect better from a “medical” site like WebMd. Wait, given the mainstream medical profession’s attitudes towards weight, I guess this isn’ ... Read on »
Intuitive eating & IBS by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It is very common for those of us who have fibromyalgia to also struggle with irritable bowel syndrome. IBS is a frustrating and embarrassing condition. It can also be quite ... Read on »
Season’s Greetings! by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I just want to wish everyone a very happy holiday… I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. I think they set us up for failure. I do, however, think it’s worth looking ... Read on »
Bathing suit hell… erm, help! by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I need your help. I am considering buying something that vaguely resembles a bathing suit. You can’t imagine how big a deal this is for me, so before I show you the conten ... Read on »
Stop picking on fat children! by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I am so tired of reading articles about “poor, sad, fat” kids. From Time magazine’s recent (ab)use of a fat child in their “let’s jump on the child obesity epidemic” editi ... Read on »
Hump Day Quickies… by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Hi everyone! I am at the end of another graduate class, and once again, I am swamped. These classes are really condensed, and the last two weeks tend to be all consuming. ... Read on »
Finding my way by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders As I’ve mentioned, I’ve gained weight recently. I know this only because I had to take off my engagement ring, which was really horrible and upsetting for me. My ring is s ... Read on »
Reader Request… by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders My last post, featuring the PostSecret submission that made me sad, despite how easily I could relate, prompted the following comment from Dan: It would be interesting ... Read on »
PostSecret… about beauty and love by Juliet J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders No, you won’t… unless you choose to be, of course. I used to feel that way. I found love with an amazing man as soon as I realized that no matter how fat I was, I was w ... Read on »