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Best of Our Blogs, September 9, 2011

By Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
Associate Editor

Having an illness can make you feel like a freak. Being highly sensitive can make you feel uncomfortably different. Coping with eating disorder recovery can make you feel like the only person in the world going through the same thing.

Whenever we feel abnormal we feel alone.

But venture through our site and you’ll realize that you’re not. Far from it, in fact.

I was watching the 2010 Alice in Wonderland movie directed by Tim Burton when I came across this spine tingling conversation between the Mad Hatter and Alice:

Mad Hatter: “Have I gone mad?”
Alice: “Afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”

Maybe being different isn’t something you would have chosen for yourself. But your diagnosis, your problems, your history, all make up who you are. And there is something special in that. You just need to find the courage to accept it and embrace it.

Weight Loss, Weight Gain and Mentoring

(Mentoring & Recovery) – The one topic this mentor does not talk about in eating disorder mentoring is weight. Why when weight is such a popular topic? Maybe because issues with weight are rarely about the numbers on a scale, but the obstacles that stand in the way of taking care of yourself.

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