Archives for August, 2011

anxiety

Letting Everything Go, Part 1 …

Just back from a sublime five-day sojourn in a little slice of paradise called Cherry Grove on Fire Island.

This tiny community is one of many on Fire Island, a 50-kilometre long sand dune off the coast of Long Island, New York, about two hours from La Guardia.

Our first vacation since 2005 ...

For our 11th anniversary, we decided to celebrate with two of our favourite people in the world. I'll call them Q...
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An Eating Disorder ~ Up Close and Too Personal, Part 2…

Once again, this morning, I sat in a small office in the teaching hospital Eating Disorders Clinic in downtown Toronto for the second half of my psychological assessment.

This session lasted two and a half hours.

I wasn't prepared for the excruciating

It was even more emotionally demanding and draining than my first session two weeks ago.

Before that first assessment, I was asked to filled out a detailed questionnaire.

I couldn't face the questions about

The last three...
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An Eating Disorder ~ Up Close and Too Personal…

In February, my family doctor began cautioning me about my obsessive dieting.

She explained that eating disorders are psychiatric conditions, mental illnesses. She used the "A" word. Anorexia.

I thought she was out of her

I am not thin. I've never been thin. Certainly never too thin. I feel I need to lose more weight. To get thinner.

She began monitoring me, monthly. By May, overly concerned about my inability to perceive myself realistically and my relentless determination...
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