On planes and at parties, Dr. Thomas and I are often asked, "How can I become almost anorexic?", as if engaging in eating disorder symptoms at an average or above-average body weight is benign or even desirable.
The body truly is a vehicle for life rather than something to be controlled. I've heard it said that our bodies are our Earth suits -- simply what we wear on this planet in order to get around. We must nourish this gift in a balanced way.
It makes me nervous to cook for someone else -- what if they don't like what I make? -- so I have chosen not to do so, for years. But a couple of days ago I decided to take a risk and make dinner for my boyfriend's birthday.
Why do I keep attracting men who I only want to go out with once? More specifically, am I actually choosing to date these guys in an effort to squeeze out the chance of having the real thing with someone?
After Ed (aka "eating disorder") and I broke up, I have to admit that I splurged a little. I am not usually much of a shopper, but I was so excited about my life without Ed that I wanted to explore some new things.