Life Lessons from an Eating Disorder Survivor

September 17, 2014 6:48 PM

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Life Lessons from an Eating Disorder Survivor

1. You are a complicated being. You are made up of neurons and cells and genes and things like dendrites and leukotrienes. So don't be too hard on yourself. It's easy to want to control how we feel or look, but with things like leukotrienes control doesn't sound so simple. Nor should it be. Life is not about manipulation -- this is how you fall into the trap of wasting time, of missing the joy and sorrow that make life wonderful. We can use our time here to be good, to be patient, to be in control, to be the one with power. Or we can simply be...

We can embrace the rise and fall of the events around us, feeling how we feel rather than stuffing down the pain with food or starvation or alcohol or drugs. We often use and abuse the people and things around us because we fail to understand ourselves; we don't understand that failure and inadequac...

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