Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
So I'm terribly sorry I've been gone this week. I effed up my right wrist somehow, so I need to chill out on the blogging. But I'm going to the doctor on Monday about it. I'll keep you crazy kids posted on the status of my wrist.
But there is something I wanted to post. Something that came to me as a result of Recovery Buddies.
It is commonly agreed among the eating disorder communities that the face of eating disorders is distorted. I agree with this. Too many people don't have even basic understanding of eating disorders, or think that someone has to be emaciated. If that is the face of Eating Disorders, then we, The eating disorder community needs to be the face of change. We need to be change we want to see in eating disorder awareness. In order to be that, it means that eating disorder survivors need to go public with their stories. And to be proud of what they have overcome.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
2. consumed alcohol.
3. slept in the same bed with someone of the opposite sex.
4. slept in the same bed with someone of the same sex.
5. kissed someone of the same sex.
6. had sex.
7. had someone in your room other than family.
8. watched porn.
9. bought porn.
10. done drugs.
1. taken painkillers.
2. taken someone else's prescription medicine.
3. lied to your parents.
4. lied to a friend.
5. snuck out of the house.
6. done something illegal.
7. cut yourself.
8. hurt someone.
9. wished someone to die.
10. seen someone die.
TOTAL : 7
1. missed curfew.
2. stayed up all night.
3. eaten a carton of ice cream by yourself.
4. been to a therapist.
5. been to rehab.
6. dyed your hair.
7. received a ticket.
8. been in an accident.
9. been to a club.
10. been to a bar.
1. been to a wild party.
2. been to a Mardi Gras parade.
3. drank more than four beers in a night.
4. spent spring break in Florida.
5. sniffed anything.
6. wore black nail polish.
7. wore arm bands.
8. wore t-shirts with band names.
9. listened to rap.
10. owned a 50 Cent CD.
TOTAL : 4
1. dressed Gothic.
2. dressed prep.
3. dressed punk.
4. dressed boyish.
5. stole something.
6. been too drunk to remember anything.
7. blacked out.
9. had a crush on a neighbor.
10. Cheated on a test
1. snuck into someone else's room.
2. had a crush on your friend.
3. been to a concert.
4. dry-humped someone.
5. been called a slut.
6. called someone a slut.
7. installed speakers in your car.
8. broken a mirror.
9. showered at someone of the same sex's house.
10. brushed your teeth with someone elses toothbrush.
1. consider/considered Eminem your favorite rapper.
2. seen an R-rated movie in theater.
3. cruised the mall.
4. skipped school.
5. had surgery.
6. had an injury.
7. gone to court.
8. walked out of a restaurant without tipping.
9. caught something on fire.
10. lied about your age.
TOTAL : 7
1. owned/rented an apartment.
2. broke the law in the police's presence
3. made out with someone.
4. got in trouble with the police.
5. talked to a stranger.
6. hugged a stranger.
7. kissed a stranger.
8. rode in the car with a stranger.
9. been harassed.
10. been verbally harassed.
1. met face-to-face with someone you met online.
2. stayed online for 5 hours straight.
3. talked on the phone for more than 4 hours straight.
4. watched TV for 5 hours straight.
5. been to a fair.
6. been called a bad influence.
7. drink and drive.
8. prank-called someone.
9. laid on a couch with someone of the opposite sex.
10. cheated on a semester final
TOTAL : 9
grand total: 54
* you have less then 10.. write [im a goody good]
Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
EDIT: One of the tooth brushes in the cup does belong to Dani. The other three...we aren't so sure of .
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
There is a lot of talk about the "gay" gene, and about heredity, and nuture, and all the different thoeries, most of which I don't care about.
Let's work with the theory of genetics. In the 50's and 60's homosexuality was treated as a mental illness and treated with pills and electroshock therapy...uhm yeah sounds painful. So fast-forward to when and if scientists can isolate the gay gene. They will be able to tell prenatal what children will be gay and what children will be straight. Will homosexuality be treated as a genetic defect? Thats one of my fears. You can be blind and deaf and still understand the "coming out" can be a very traumatic thing to do. Will genetic testing of the gay gene push poeple to come out before they are ready?
Ok so....Not that the science really matters...All that matters is that LGBT issues are here now, and we as a society need to deal with them now.
Thank you. Thank you for your words. Because you were there for me then, I can be a source of support for others now. I'm so thankful for you crazy kids, cause you had to be at least somewhat crazy to say and do what you did when you did. I love you. And am so thankful you were placed in my life when you were. You will never fully know the impact you made.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Saturday, October 04, 2008
I don't want to just be "Christian." I want a relationship. I don't want to be religious. Religious to me, suggests that one just follows the rules. There is more to Jesus that following the rules.
So I believe in Jesus. I try my best to follow Him.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Domestic Violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender.
Often - Violence is happening in a home where you least expect it... it is generally the victims pattern to 'hide' the fact that abuse is occurring... Don't close your eyes to abuse - stay aware and offer help. If you are in an abusive relationship - Save your life - and GET OUT...
- 1 out of 3 women ... in all of the world have been victims of Domestic Violence
- At least 3 women are murdered everyday by their partners
- 75% of those murders, occur in the home
- Violence against women costs companies approx. $75 million a year in lost productivity
WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
1. Attend upcoming events around the country.
2. Spread the word that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
3. Show your PURPLE POWER! Wear Purple and pass out Purple Ribbons!
4. Help a service provider in your area. Call the Hotline to find out local organizations that support Domestic Violence 1-800-799-7233
5. Encourage others to join the Million Voices Campaign to End Domestic Violence in America.
PLEASE JOIN THE MILLION VOICES CAMPAIGN
The Million Voices Campaign is a group of people and organizations in America willing to educate, inform, and raise awareness about the problems of domestic violence and sources to help. Joining is easy and free of charge. Help us achieve the goal of ONE MILLION members by joining the Million Voices Campaign and give America a million reasons to END Domestic Violence! http://www.ndvh.org/support-ndvh/join
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
I have been a strong supporter of Victims of Domestic Abuse for several years - I have lived abuse and I've loved other victims who have lived domestic abuse... and in honor of my friend, Lisa Mora - who died at the hands of her abusive husband one - and in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness - this blog a simple focus of my favorite references and websites that support victims of domestic abuse.I encourage any person involved in an abusive situation to GET OUT - GET HELP! There IS life after abuse. You can be peaceful and happy!National Domestic Violence Hotline1-800-799-SAFEThis website - and this telephone number can direct you to your local agencies that support victims of domestic violence.National Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceThis is another National organization that offers a lot of valuable information - and support.3. "The Verbally Abusive Relationship"Patricia Evanshttp://www.amazon.com/Verbally-Abusive-Relationship-Recognize-Respond/dp/1558505822/ref=pd_bbs_7_s9_rk?ie=UTF8&s=books&s9r=8afd079f0ea9078e010eba7fd5df0136&itemPosition=7&qid=1211331830&sr=8-7Patricia Evans has several books on Verbal Abuse - Domestic violence usually begins with Verbal abuse, but ends in more physical violence. A search on Amazon or at your public library on"Domestic Abuse" will direct you to many good resources.4. "Life Strategies"Dr. Phil McGrawWhile this book isn't directly written for survivors of domestic violence - it was many of these 'Life Strategies' that helped me find my own way out of my own domestic abuse. Dr. Phil's "Life Laws" teach you principles necessary for being treated with dignity and respect.5. Dr. Irene's Verbal Abuse WebsiteThis site is created, owned, operated, and funded by Dr. Irene Matiatos. I believe the site has been up and running since at least 1996 - and during the worst of my roller coaster, this website gave me an avenue to voice my pain. I had personal correspondence with Dr. Irene - before and after I divorced - and her support was so eye opening and valuable to me.
PLEASE DO WHAT YOU CAN DO TO END THE LEGACY OF ABUSE...!!!!!!!!!
Again that is from my Aunt Mindys' myspace blog...However her blogspot blog can be found here.