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Lost and found. Recently I wore my special beads. I don’t know what they are made of exactly, but they look like tiny brown peach pits or miniature unshelled walnuts whose sharp edges have been eroded by time. I was about to write, “just like me,” which would be wishfulmore …

Food Addiction is real, and now there’s proof! The title of this blog may seem obvious to you, but many in the medical and psychiatric community have doubted if food addiction is real. And now, ample evidence has been provided in a brand new textbook, currently available on Amazon, calledmore …

I’ve always liked making up words, but back in the day, long before social media, that was frowned upon. So now I use the word “frenemy” in relation to food because to me, that means food is both a friend and an enemy, and has been so for a verymore …

1 in 4 North American women will experience rape or sexual assault during their lifetime ¹ Rape, sexual assault, closely linked to eating disorders² The minimization and denial of trauma is nothing new, and people working with individuals who have been sexually abused or assaulted know this from sad experience.more …

Do you have a junk food problem? Junk food definition (according to Merriam-Webster): (1)Food that is high in calories but low in nutritional content (2) Something that is appealing or enjoyable but of little or no real value We as a society are making people fatter. Over the years, themore …

The stages of grief, for a pet or a person, can be the same Pet owners know how painful losing a pet can be The grief process is never easy, and no less so when a beloved pet is involved, like my dear Sadie-Mae, whose watchful presence I miss likemore …

Travel stress: A threat to mental health? Travel stress can make you feel crazy! While my usual writing topics focus on the mental health-mental illness spectrum — specifically eating disorders, and even more specifically binge eating disorder – I believe the stress factors related to travel could trigger any ofmore …

The public flap about child porn Recently, child porn users have been involved in quite a well-deserved public flap in Canada. Relatively well-known academic and public broadcast commentator Tom Flanagan (who wanted Julian Assange assassinated) expressed some controversial ideas about the seriousness of using child porn.  He has been vilified,more …

Can you find a moment in your day to contemplate something awesome? The universe often gives us moments to pause and reflect on who we are and what we are doing at any particular time. Yesterday I had one of those moments while driving home through one of the ritzymore …