Month: November 2017

Naming Anorexia: On the Holiday Season

The holidays are a stressful time for many people for many reasons. Buying gifts, navigating complicated family dynamics,¬†all that damn traffic,¬†Christmas carol fatigue, engagement season (to name a few)…and what seems to be a perpetual feast from mid-November through December’s end. And then, the “new year new me” diets begin. […]

Naming Anorexia

The first time I saw “anorexia” on my medical chart, I sat in my car and cried for ten minutes. Even though I had been attending therapy for several months, seeing anorexia written out made it feel more real. Permanent. Because it was on an official medical document and not […]