Chapter Compost

"This preoccupation with surpassing the mother is apparent in women whose development hesitates or altogether ceases as they become obsessed with food. For who can bear this vision of the mother’s life, impoverished, sacrificed, depleted?”~Kim Chernin. Re-reading this book which I first devoured between the stacks on the library floor at college. Then, as now…Read more Chapter Compost

The Weight of the World

Dr. Warren Larkin of Warren Larkin Associates, asked if there is a link between childhood trauma and a person's ability to successfully manage symptoms of diabetes. This was my response. Dr. Warren, Thank you for your work and great question. My response pertains to independent research conducted in the U.S, along with global research on…Read more The Weight of the World

On Lookers

The pretty ones Spreading wings for paparazzi Bedazzled bed parts Vying for cheap significance which is safer than risking failure at being loved for who we are The emptiness stuffed with Sephora Bingeing Too Faced Innersense Tarte Drunk Elephants need First Aid Beauty because Earth's Nectar is drowning in Urban Decay Free People! and yet…Read more On Lookers

What the Fork?

Quora question: If anorexia is considered an illness, why isn't obesity? My answer: Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels except brownies, pizza, gravy, mashed potatoes, cake, ice cream and life.  Anorexia Nervosa is classified as an eating disorder in the DSM; the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Anorexia is intentional self-starvation. In…Read more What the Fork?