Tag Archives: family

Hi Blog! A rambly return

Three months since I last posted!  There have been many times I’ve wanted to write something, but I’ve been so busy finishing up grad school (and all the things that come with that–important final projects, applying for jobs, considering moving, … Continue reading

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How about “Tell Loved Ones You Respect Their Right to Take Care of Themselves”?

I read this terrifying article yesterday after some one linked to it on Twitter (via LinkedIn–I don’t follow this person on Twitter, and if LinkedIn weren’t more about professional connections than people-I-like-or-find-interesting, I wouldn’t be linked to him there either … Continue reading

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Holidays and Family

So I survived Thanksgiving with my family, and am actually feeling quite good about the time spent and experience I had, although I was admittedly only with family for just under 24 hours, when usually I stay at least two … Continue reading

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Bathing suits!

Wow, it’s been almost 2 months since my last post!  I wouldn’t have thought summer could possibly be busier than the rest of the year, but it turns out that it is.  Anyway, I’ve been mulling over some conflicting thoughts … Continue reading

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A Letter

The following is a draft of a theoretical “coming out as fat” letter I might send to people who know me. “Hi Family and Friends! I’m fat!  In case you haven’t seen me in a while and are still picturing … Continue reading

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Ellyn Satter’s relevance for me

“The feeding relationship is characteristic of the overall parent-child relationship.  Distortions that show up in feeding are likely to appear in other aspects of the interactions.” (Ellyn Satter, “The Feeding Relationship”) Today it occurred to me that I might understand … Continue reading

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Family stuff

An honest talk about my (not so positive) Mother’s Day reflections: I’m not a mom and I don’t live near my family, so I didn’t spend Mother’s Day with them or anyone else.  I did call my mother, who turned … Continue reading

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