Monthly Archives: March 2014

Let’s all dance, and dance and dance

Keep that music going, the music with the rhythm, you know, the music with the beat that says ‘yes, we can’, ‘yes, we can’. Let’s all dance to this music, let’s find a partner and dance and dance. Get lost, ED. We don’t want to dance with you. Go. Get lost. We don’t like you. […]

Thank you to Laura – the eating disorder advocate extraordinaire

Laura Collins has a lot to do with the fact that I have been able to write six books on eating disorders in the past six years, and am writing another three. The reason is this: Laura believes in me. After recovering from a four-decades-long eating disorder in 2007, I began to write my memoir […]

Oh for when treating eating disorders is as easy as a walk in the park

Hello from New York City. Today has been a get-over-the-jetlag-day. Tomorrow the 2014 International Conference on Eating Disorders of the Academy of Eating Disorders begins. Hundreds of people involved in the field of eating disorders are gathering here to learn and be inspired in finding answers and improving treatments of this challenging and serious illness. Already […]

Rolling up our sleeves to help ANGI find a cure

People like me who experience the illness, Anorexia Nervosa, want to make our life count; we want to do something so that others do not suffer like us.  And we can do something, something really special. We   can roll up our sleeves for science. Already, in Australia, 600 of us have participated in ANGI, […]

Yes, I have a dream: the sock as a universal symbol of hope in stomping out ED

This story begins in 1962 when I developed Anorexia Nervosa. Back then there was no Eating Disorder Awareness Week,  or anything at all, to help my family understand the illness that had developed in my mind. For more than 40 years, the bully eating disorder kept me prisoner, destroyed relationships, almost took my life. Luckily […]