Creative Writing, eating disorders, Inspiration, My Story

Things I’m grateful for: people who are brave enough to tell the stories I’m not

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8S8XcPt6Bo I've just discovered Rachael Steil's sharing of her story as an elite college runner with an eating disorder. And I've really been blown away, both by her bravery in telling her story, as well as her clear and honest explanations of what she and other people with ED's go through. I still haven't shared… Continue reading Things I’m grateful for: people who are brave enough to tell the stories I’m not

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Creative Writing, eating disorders, Favorites, Inspiration, My Story, Sacroiliac Joint

Healing our bodies, and the things that ripple across generations

A little over a year ago, I started a second blog to focus on what I'd come to think of as this weird hip problem I'd had for years that no one seemed to understand (sacroiliac joint dysfunction). Among friends, I usually tried not to talk about it too much, because I didn't think anyone… Continue reading Healing our bodies, and the things that ripple across generations

Chronic Pain, Creative Writing, eating disorders, Favorites, Inspiration, My Story

I only understood myself…

A few days ago, I went for a walk around this beautiful historical estate that's practically next to where I live now. I've been making some big changes in my life recently, and some of them have been pretty difficult.  This park feels like home to me, so I went there to clear my head.… Continue reading I only understood myself…

Favorites, Fitness, My Story, Sacroiliac Joint

Building Back My Muscle Strength

The more knowledge I’ve acquired about the human body, the more I realize that most of the problems I have now are due to lack of muscle strength. When I developed compartment syndrome at the age of seventeen, it was due to over-training for the spring track season (combined with the fact that I had… Continue reading Building Back My Muscle Strength

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A moving response to the Boston Marathon explosions, from comedian Patton Oswalt.

This was originally posted on Oswalt's Facebook page. "Boston. Fucking horrible. I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity." But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.… Continue reading A moving response to the Boston Marathon explosions, from comedian Patton Oswalt.