Wednesday, March 26, 2008

When were you born?

I stumbled on this via Laura over at Eating With Your Anorexic, and expected it to be kinda silly.

To my surprise, some of it holds true for our family:

I have panic disorder; I was born in October.
My husband has dyslexia; he was born in July.
My younger daughter also has panic disorder, but she was born in July.
My older daughter had anorexia; she was born in February.

I have no idea what it means, though these people have attempted to make sense of it. Is this soothsayer science or is there some truth in here?

It's interesting to think about, either way.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

18 minutes that will change your life

That's what watching this video will do: change your life. It will change forever the way you imagine your brain. The way you understand your relationship to the world, physiologically, psychologically, and spiritually. Watching this was one of the most profound experiences I've ever had.

Watch it, and tell me how it affected you.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Score one for FA

As reader Annie McPhee points out, the appalling article on the "Being Girl" website (that's not even grammatical, folks!) conflating the war on terror and emotional eating has, thank the Goddess, been removed.

It's a start. But this site still has plenty of egregious content up, including this, this, and this.

Come on, people! You can't write a piece bemoaning the pressure on girls to be thin and wind it up with these words of non-wisdom:

There's no need to eliminate any food you enjoy from your diet. Just learn to make trade offs and balance unhealthy foods with healthy ones. And keep on the move. The safest and most appropriate obesity prevention strategy is to get rid of those "automobile feet" and exercise.

This site can't decide what its prime directive is. Oh, wait, yes it can: to sell "feminine hygiene" products.

All this cognitive dissonance is giving me the urge to go eat some unhealthy foods. Pie, anyone?