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Bolstering my conviction that I was just eating smartly, people applauded my diet. However, before long, I met the criteria for anorexia.

How I Became Anorexic Without Even Knowing It

When people picture an eating disorder, they often imagine shocking behaviors that deviate wildly from normal eating. But our society’s definition of Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   02.26.16   |   SHARE
BodiesVoicesMinds
The thing about exercise is, it doesn't present like an illness. Neither does dramatic weight loss.

That Time My Eating Disorder Broke My Leg

The thing about exercise is, it doesn't present like an illness. Neither does dramatic weight loss. Suffering is revered. Pain is praised. The more I Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   02.25.16   |   SHARE
FamiliesMinds
If you’re anything like me, you probably feel like a terrible parent because you’re not totally head-over-heels for your baby. Image: Thinkstock.

To The Mom Who's Not Yet In Love

With every 2 AM wakeup cry and biohazard diaper blowout, I waited for that all-consuming love that everyone had promised me, but all I found was Read...
Megan Jacobson of Babble    |   02.25.16   |   SHARE
BodiesMindsVoices
As I began to face my struggles with food, I also started to embrace making food.

How I Went From An Eating Disorder To Eating Intuitively

You might not think of food as being a savior in eating disorder recovery, but I have actually found food to be one of my greatest sources of refuge Read...
Erin McKelle    |   02.19.16   |   SHARE
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My wife is amazing. Her love and support help me have an easier time maintaining control — that’s what’s most important.

I'm A Paranoid Schizophrenic In A Happy Marriage

Aside from the usual stuff that normal people have to deal with on a daily basis, I have to constantly monitor my stress level, as it can cause my Read...
Kevin Nordstrom    |   02.16.16   |   SHARE
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Since the rates of depression are twice as high in women as in men, this means there are many, many mothers out there who face this struggle everyday. Image: We Heart It.

Antidepressants Make Me A Better Mom

I'm calmer, more level-headed, and more responsive (not reactive). I'm able to make it through the day without every comment, incident or event Read...
Kim Zapata of Your Tango    |   02.12.16   |   SHARE
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We all need people who believe in us.

Loving Is Hard

How do you love someone who continually does things to hurt himself? I’ve been holding a phone with my stoned, sobbing brother on the other end for Read...
Eliana Osborn    |   02.10.16   |   SHARE
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Parents say this is normal, that those fears can be overcome, and that having a family is the most rewarding thing they’ve ever chosen for themselves. However, I still say "no."

6 Reasons I'm Too Afraid To Have Children

I never wanted children. When other little girls were playing with dolls, I played with stuffed animals. Even when I played house, my home was filled Read...
Elis de Guerre    |   02.10.16   |   SHARE