I had the pleasure of working with August McLaughlin again last week. This time, she interviewed me for her podcast. We talked about cancer, eating disorders, identity and more. You can check out her blog post about eating disorder myths here. Myth #1 includes the link to the podcast we did. Enjoy!
Just in case there is someone who hasn't heard- my last chemotherapy treatment was this week! Take that cancer! I will meet with my oncologist on Tuesday to discuss "maintenance". But, happiness, I'm cancer-free! Thanks to those of you who contributed to my medical expenses. The page will be relaunching- but now the money will [...]
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This post is part of August McLaughlin's "Beauty of a Woman Blog Fest". Check out all the posts in the fest here. A while ago, I wrote a post in my "Dancer with Cancer" series about how weird bodies can be. And in my MFA work, we've been exploring thealogy as an embodied experience, versus [...]
In one of my classes, I'm reading The Rebirth of the Goddess by Carol Christ. Christ’s discussion of our own need for control deeply resonated with me. Ever since my cancer diagnosis, I have been struggling with issues of control. I first faced these issues nearly 20 years ago in the form of an eating disorder. With [...]
Read the Dancer with Cancer parts 1, 2, and 3. "Bodies are weird." I say that to my clients all the time. I also say, "The body is different every day."Another thing I frequently say is "You are the only one in your body". I am just now learning the truth of these statements. I [...]
I read on a friend’s Facebook Timeline the other day: “Instead of doing things TO your body, try doing things FOR your body!” Wow. Yes. When we do things TO our body, we are interested in an outcome. We want to lose weight, tone muscles, look sexy, whatever. And 99% of the time, those things [...]