Its been a while. Ive heard a lot of stories in my short time of life. Through my occupation and natural nature of being drawn to people; learning about each individual, needing and wanting to hear what makes them who they are; stopping to listen and take it all in. Stories that are beautiful, amazing, […]
It’s unseemly, my grandmother would have said, to be obsessed about body weight – although she certainly was obsessed with hers. It’s true; it is unseemly, especially for someone of my age. But I am. As I have spent much of the summer alone in Hardwick, Vermont working on a book, and as I know […]
Backyard gardens were a commonplace in working class Youngstown. In the Depression-era and in strike times, they were an essential for feeding the family, and a help with the grocery budget at other times. And one of the staples of the backyard garden was the tomato patch. I’m thinking of this because my tomatoes are […]
It’s no secret that one of the reasons I left Facebook was because of all the drama, keyboard warriors and utter nonsense that people felt they could get away with because they knew how to type to post nonsense in a shielded fashion on a social media platform. One thing I like about WordPress is […]
I’m sure my fellow nutritionists and dietitians have similar frustrations when they hear someone gleefully announce, “I’m giving up all carbs to lose weight!” Before you swear off all carbohydrates, STOP and THINK. Here are some important facts for your brain to digest: The brain feeds primarily on glucose. Glucose is a carbohydrate. The most […]
I first learned that I was *clinically* depressed after I took Burn’s diagnostic. It was a bit of a shock, frankly. I had thought that I was mildly depressed, not severely depressed, and I was terribly confused about treatment, resources, and just what to do, period.
**TRIGGER WARNING** depression and suicide I was scrolling on twitter and saw a tweet talking about how amazing it is to “watch your friends transform from dealing with depression to living a genuinely happy life”. That tweet hit me because I definitely went from being depressed and suicidal to living such a happy, purposeful, joyous […]