Posts Tagged ‘Using Writing as a Therapy for Eating Disorders’
How diary excerpts became the voice in a book about eating disorders
By June Alexander Excerpts shared by 70 diarists for my book, Using Writing as a Therapy for Eating Disorders—The Diary Healer, told compelling stories of struggle and courage. Each of the diarists, like myself, had experienced an eating disorder. My..
Look for Me in poetry
I live in this state of grief, fear and anxiety from the moment I awake to falling mercifully asleep. But what do you do when terror paralyses your ability to write of these emotions, be it poetry or diary? When..
How diary writing helped me to survive and heal from an eating disorder
“When I was 11 years old, I developed anorexia nervosa. The same year, I received a diary as a Christmas gift.” A gift of a diary, in the same year I developed anorexia nervosa at age 11, became..
Poetry and song help healing and keep advocacy wheels turning
Often we might wonder if what we do, really matters. Working on World Eating Disorders Action Day has mattered, and will continue to matter…because we, and others who come on board for however long on this journey, will make it..