Author: CJ

a whole latke love: cultivating joy of food as a caregiver

a whole latke love: cultivating joy of food as a caregiver

As I begin to bring in the holidays by making the ever so time-consuming, yet delicious latkes, as a caregiver, I can’t help but think about how difficult tonight is going to be for OJ. The making and sharing of

reconciling the experience of holding hope and sadness as a caregiver

reconciling the experience of holding hope and sadness as a caregiver

As a carer, I’m kind of impressed with myself right now (in my own humble opinion). I’ve been able to pick up on the therapeutic lingo in the eating disorder recovery world and have been trying to apply some of

moving away from self-blame during a lapse

moving away from self-blame during a lapse

“That dinner was huge. It was much bigger than we had in day” “I haven’t been meeting all of my exchanges” “It makes me feel good so I don’t feel as depressed and anxious…” OJ’s words are familiar, but I

reclaiming a lost identity as a carer at the NEDA Conference

reclaiming a lost identity as a carer at the NEDA Conference

Hello from Boston! We are back home following a long-weekend in the great city of Chicago meeting eating disorder activists, professionals, carers, and those in recovery. This was our first time attending the National Eating Disorder Association’s (NEDA) conference and

learning to stay balanced: something i’ve never done before

learning to stay balanced: something i’ve never done before

What a summer it has been! In the most sarcastic tone possible, I apologize to all my fans out there who haven’t heard from me in a while. My last post was a letter to OJ’s eating disorder asking or rather