The Doctor Is In

I had an opportunity today that was different than any other I’ve had in the past. I was asked to sit on a panel at Rhode Island Hospital with other bariatric patients to answer questions from doctors about obesity and our experiences with medical professionals before, during, and after surgery. I was so comfortable when I […]

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Broken Windows

I saw a quote the other day that I loved: To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark […]

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Thanksgiving and the Emotional Bondage of Food

FLASHBACK: This was originally posted on my Facebook page on November 14, 2016. For reference, this was nearly 2 years after surgery and one week after the NYC Marathon. Food. If Halloween is like the World Championships then Thanksgiving is definitely the Food Olympics. This is where you gather with family and friends and eat. […]

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You Don’t Look Like You Have Anxiety

I’ve heard a particular statement repeatedly since I started blogging and speaking about my anxiety: You don’t look like you have anxiety. Humans are “gap fillers.” What are gap fillers? We often get presented with some information and then we have a tendency to fill in the gaps with our own perceptions. It’s not “right” […]

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FLASHBACK: Flea Markets, Stephen King, and the Neti Pot

This blog was originally posted on February 8, 2010, and as I’ve gone through craziness with my sinuses lately, I remembered that it was 8 years ago that my sinuses issues took a turn. I love how blogging allows you to relive moments that may have been forgotten years later. Enjoy.  So I’ve been hanging […]

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