FAWN FALL

My foot presses the gas pedal as the car quickly accelerates. I’m going too fast as usual, because I’m rushing somewhere like usual. The stretch of street whizzes past me, deep green lawns manicured to perfection, tall majestic trees stretch their limbs over the road like arms. The occasional minivan sits idle in the driveway waiting for school pickup and a grocery run.  Around the next curve my foot slams on the brakes. “What the hell,” I shout, from checking off the To-Do list swimming in … [Read more...]

The Hardest “Workout” I’ve Ever Done

Darkness. Silence. Breath. This is all I experience. Until slowly my mind wanders. I see … a gathering of angels above my head. a grocery list forming itself in my mind. Milk, apples, spinach… a memory of our family sailing, when dad was alive and we were smiling, the sun on our faces, the wind blowing our hair and lifting the sails pushing us forward. Song lyrics begin repeating themselves. “Oh baby, why don't you just meet me in the middle? I'm losing my mind … [Read more...]

A Lifetime of Recovery

At the end of April, I was lucky enough to speak during the Iowa City NEDA Walk. For those of you who don't know I have suffered from anorexia since I was around 10 years old. At one point during my 20's I weighed 90 pounds. This a bit of my story and how it's progressed through the years. If you or someone you know has an eating disorder there is help. Visit the NEDA website for resources and a helpline. Here's my story. I remember the day I started eating again. I was in the … [Read more...]

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