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I should’ve said this before…

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but in an effort to take care of myself (see above pictures) I won’t be blogging for the next few months (and obviously haven’t been for the last few months either). Returning for my senior year of college is proving a lot more difficult than I’d anticipated with classes, friendships, relationships and the general chaos/neurosis of my mind. Unfortunately, maintaining this space isn’t something I have the time or energy for, especially as a lot of things in my personal life are not things I’m ready to talk about yet..also, on that note, I didn’t intend for this blog to be solely about me, and until I have more time to dedicate I’m worried it will become too much like my diary, which it sort of has been the last few months.

I’m looking forward to returning in late March to continue talking about eating disorders, mental health, and overall wellness. In the meantime, I’m doing my best to take care of myself and hope you are as well (not sure who I’m addressing there but it seemed like an appropriate thing to say). Until then…

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image via Glamour

Her character on GIRLS is a little annoying but I really like what Zosia Mamet has to say in her column in September’s issue of Glamour. Not only does she share her personal struggle with anorexia but she talks about how our culture plays a large role in the development of eating disorders. When skinny is equated with happiness, it’s easy to justify unhealthy behavior. Her solution is to get people talking who have struggled with full blown disorders and what she calls the grey area of food control issues. I couldn’t agree more but of course this is easier said than done. I can think of at least two people who didn’t feel comfortable sharing their stories here because they were afraid an employer might find it. If we’re going to make any progress we have to get rid of the fear and the stigma and open up about our experiences. Again, much easier said that done, but if you haven’t, read her article here. 

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not that posing comes out all that better, but it is, at least, not entirely embarrassing. this pork chop was amazing, btw.

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image via cosmopolitan.com

found this little gem in the September cosmo and it’s a must read.