There's a commonly discussed idea in the 'helping business', and on courses where such topics as compassion fatigue and considering your own well-being when supporting others are discussed, they may sometimes show one of those airplane safety card pictures where you are instructed to put your own oxygen mask on before helping others. In a … Continue reading It’s my party and I’ll vote if I want to
I work in a customer service profession and have, through working it out in my head over the past months, begun to enjoy my job. The system in which I do my job appears to a lot of people as dysfunctional, as many systems that are built from pieces over time (instead of designing one … Continue reading On meeting people
Every day is progress. The illness tries to tell me otherwise, but frankly, it is wrong. I had to stop writing there to eat some cashew nuts, just to spite the illness. One day I am going to portray the illness in a painting. The painting will be the most visually and sensorily (?) repulsive … Continue reading More chat about stigma etc.
I was interviewed for an newspaper article at the end of last week. The journalist was looking for people who have been ill with an ED as an adult. I guess that idea may have stemmed from the notion that some people still think an ED means young skinny girls refusing their meals. In the … Continue reading The write stuff
I had the Ben Folds Five song Philosophy playing in my ears before I started writing this post. I googled the lyrics and remember how when I was a teenager and used to love listening to the ‘Five. I’ve been enjoying remembering things I used to enjoy before the ‘fog’ and discovering that I still … Continue reading On mind-body dualism