SURPRISE! YOU HAVE OCD! or Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Therapist Read Your Articles

It’s 2:30 in the morning and I’ve been picturing people falling to their deaths for two hours now. It won’t stop. I close my eyes and they come, unbidden, these horrific visions, this slow motion horror film unfolding before me with my loved ones playing the role of doomed victim. It’s like a view master … Continue reading SURPRISE! YOU HAVE OCD! or Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Therapist Read Your Articles

Zip It

After my last post a few people reached out to comment. Though there were a few different scenarios the overall theme seemed to be this: if someone I know is on deliberately trying to improve their health by reducing their body size and they’re accomplishing that through seemingly healthy means, saying something to them is … Continue reading Zip It

How to Compliment Someone Who’s Lost Weight

Don't. Keep your mouth shut and just don't. Because while you're complimenting them on how great they look, they may be wondering just how terrible they looked before. While you're envying their willpower, they may be planning their next binge. While you're telling them how much healthier they look, they may be having heart palpitations … Continue reading How to Compliment Someone Who’s Lost Weight

Balloon Animals and Resiliency, or I Totally Got Schooled by my 5 Year Old

Ahh the county fair, or as I like to think of it, State Fair Preseason.  The mini donuts! The pronto pups! The animals! The carnies! The balloon animals! Oh the balloon animals. Despite my attempts to steer them far far away both my kids zeroed right in. They had to have a balloon animal. But … Continue reading Balloon Animals and Resiliency, or I Totally Got Schooled by my 5 Year Old