Category: Life Writing
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June Alexander Each New Year’s Day for many years I created a list of resolutions. The lead resolution always was: “Eat three meals and three snacks daily”. Sounds good and easy but I always shattered..
By June Alexander Little did I know at age 11 that a small Christmas gift of a diary would shape my life. This diary immediately became a firm friend. A private relationship evolved between the..
By June Alexander Unconditional love and informed support of family members can speed the pace of self-renewal when recovering from an eating disorder or traumatic experience, but if you are alone or not receiving care..
Everyone, at every age, can write a story, and you are never too young or old to start. My granddaughter Olivia, who lives in the city, loves animals and she reads and writes about them..
Getting Better Bite by Bite – in English, German and Korean How story-telling is helping to meet the need for universal eating disorder recovery guidance
Getting Better Bite by Bite is full of clues on how to avoid the traps of self-defeating thought patterns. It contains the tools you need to travel safely along the road to recovery from bulimia and..
Focusing on “now” is good advice, but not when something deep within needs attention. I seemed to have a hole in my soul that I could not fill. It would not allow me to feel..
Imagine embracing the mainstream after decades of incarceration in anorexia nervosa and trauma. For years, Karyn’s eating disorder would not allow her to speak above a whisper, if at all. Fear and stigma silenced her...
June Alexander Fifty-five years ago when I developed an eating disorder, there was no help. My little journal was my sole confidant. Thankfully, we know a lot more now, especially for treating children, but for..
Is food the problem? How Chanty turned her experience with binge eating disorder into a book to help others
Knowing how to support someone with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) when you have no experience can be challenging. Chanty Weedon says this was the first hurdle that her family faced even before her diagnosis with..