In general, it is impossible to truthfully say "everyone likes..." or "everyone dislikes..." because you've always got that one weirdo who for some unfathomable reason doesn't like chocolate (my apologies if that is you...but seriously?). However, I really, really want to say and believe I am correct when I do, that "everybody dislikes going to … Continue reading A bit of kindness makes all the difference
The more the merrier. True of potlucks (because you get more food), true of brothers (not once have I been asked to mow the lawn), true of apples (because then you know it's fall) and definitely true of runners (even if it means you get stepped on half a dozen times in the first mile … Continue reading Running together: We finally did it
One month ago, was the first time I publicly wrote about my experience with an eating disorder. (It's on Lane 9 if you want to check it out.) I was incredibly nervous about it. What are people who have known me for years, but didn't know this, going to think? Will people treat me differently? … Continue reading Life with ED: An introduction
“The last rule I need each of you to remember before we start our tasting is that no matter what, everyone will take at least one bite of the pear today.” I looked around the first grade classroom, trying to discern if the message had made sense to the 20 or so 6-year-olds that, unlike me, seemed to be eagerly awaiting their piece of pear.
Everyone knows that feeling when you open up the refrigerator and see more empty shelf than food. It's typically followed by an exclamation of outrage or despair (or anger if someone else was in charge of the shopping). Something like, "Nooooooooooooo." Or maybe you're more creative. Fun reaction or not, however, the fact is people … Continue reading Down to kale and a sweet potato