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Rachael, Be Brave

“To try to be brave is to be brave.” –George MacDonald Life outside of the eating disorder feels both scary and exhilarating. I’ve had to learn to adjust to and enter the “real world” outside of my own safe nutrition-obsessed cage–which … Continue reading

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Embracing Emotion

“I am thawing.” These are the final words in Laurie Halse Anderson’s book Wintergirls. Mind you, it’s a triggering eating disorder novel for those with eating disorders, but that’s probably because it’s one of the most accurate, artistic portrayals of what it’s … Continue reading

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Eating Disorders Prey on Males, Too

If you can imagine how tough it is for women to be open about their eating disorders, just imagine how tough it is for males! I had a friend who I asked to share his experience here on the blog. I encourage … Continue reading

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The Power of Fear

Q: Even though running was your primary goal, when it became evident that the diet was detrimental to running it still pulled you back in. Why do you think it still gripped you even when you knew it wasn’t the … Continue reading

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FOOD. Yum. Welcome to the diet of Rachael!

Let me begin by saying that I eat strangely (i.e., plain oatmeal with raw veggies . . . we will come to this in a moment). Your meals may never look like mine–I mean, never. Please don’t ever feel like you have … Continue reading

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Falling Into the Deep, Dark Binge…

I’ll admit, posting about my bingeing episodes on this website was embarrassing. Luckily they were far enough in the past that posting about my distant experiences made it a little easier. This might be why I am devoting an entire … Continue reading

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