Nancy Manther

All Articles by Nancy Manther

I am author who writes fiction as a way to make sense of things for myself and hopefully, my readers. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and love being a grandma. I live in Minnesota with my husband and elderly kitty, Stella.

My books include A Charmed Life, Ahead of Time and mostly recently, A Battle for Hope, a novel about eating disorders. These are available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble in both digital and print form.

  • Aging and Eating Disorders – recovery is worthwhile at every age

    Aging and Eating Disorders – recovery is worthwhile at every age

    For 55 of my 67 years, I have struggled with an eating disorder, namely anorexia nervosa. I wasn’t formally diagnosed until age 65, about which I can only say, “Better late than never.” Because I didn’t shrink my body enough to cause alarm, I was able to fly under the radar for years. I wonder..

  • Rebuilding relationships is part of eating disorder recovery

    Rebuilding relationships is part of eating disorder recovery

    There is no wrong time to begin recovery from an eating disorder but embarking on that journey during a global pandemic was not ideal. My appointments with a physician’s assistant had to occur in person, but therapist and dietician sessions were held remotely. Thankfully these video visits didn’t hamper recovery and I felt an instant connection with..

  • An eating disorder fuels a toxic relationship with self

    An eating disorder fuels a toxic relationship with self

    As human beings and social creatures, relationships are an integral part of a healthy, happy life. For most of us, our first relationships are with our parents and siblings and gradually that circle expands to include friends, classmates, teachers, and so on. Some people have many relationships and others may have only a few. I’ve..

  • Grandmother’s diaries inspire a novel eating disorder story about childhood and hope

    Grandmother’s diaries inspire a novel eating disorder story about childhood and hope

    In August 2020, as the world became immersed in the COVID-19 pandemic, I began a journey to recover from an eating disorder. This was a journey I never expected to be on; I assumed that at age 64, my life was meant to be consumed with an obsession with the scale and a pathological fear..