Update #3

Hey everybody.  I did manage to get up to about 900 calories yesterday. This morning I feel better, but it’s the way I feel better that makes it not a good thing.  Because I ate so little yesterday today I feel 30 lbs. lighter.  It feels good.  It feels like success. It is in this [Read More...]

Update #2.

Hey all.  Michaelyn’s home from school and we’re chilling.  My 3pm alarm went off and I couldn’t eat.  I got to the kitchen and just couldn’t do it.  So Michaelyn made a Lean Cuisine (240 calories) and sat with me while I got it down.  The first few bites were really tough…I could taste my [Read More...]

Today sucks.

Here comes another one of those posts that’s a pain to write.  However, I made a commitment to be public about my disorder and besides, a writer needs to write what’s on his mind and this morning this is what’s on my mind. I woke up in a bad place with food.  For the last [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: love and understanding in Kansas.

Yesterday I wrote about how some of my anorexic tendencies are resurfacing.  So it wasn’t a total waste of a post I also wrote about how I manage.  One of the things I do is avoid mirrors.  At my lowest points I still hallucinate with mirrors (though this hasn’t happened in some time, praise be [Read More...]

Be back tomorrow.

The last few days I’ve been having some issues with anorexia resurfacing.  It’s not terrible, and I’m far more equipped to handle it now than in the past.  But it’s a slow news day and my head just isn’t in writing today on account of it.  I’m gonna chill, watch Sherlock and Once Upon A [Read More...]

In Defense of Religious Belief

The Harris Poll about religious adherence was released a little over a week ago. In a report that surprised none of us at WWJTD but shook certain of our neighbors to the core, it determined that adherence to religious belief is dropping significantly. Well, significantly for a drop in religious belief, anyway. It’s a small [Read More...]

Secular Therapy Project continues to grow: over 2,500 registered clients!

I got an email this morning from Dr. Darrel Ray, the man behind the Secular Therapy project.  Things are continuing to go well! This week the Secular therapy Project exceeded 2,500 registered clients. These are people looking for a therapist that uses evidence-based methods and won’t send them back to church. We are delighted that [Read More...]

Religion does not prevent depression.

Also prayer doesn’t heal sickness and donuts don’t help you lose weight. Religion does not save you from depression. It’s not atheists who say it, but a group of researchers in an international study published inPsychological Medicine. The analysis, that has taken into account data from 8,318 participants, has put in evidence that 10.5% of those having a spiritualistic [Read More...]

A bit about mental illness and “retards”.

As many of you know, Michaelyn is studying cognitive neuroscience.  She had a homework assignment the other night to watch one of a list of movies depicting someone with mental illness and to write a paper about how well/poorly it was portrayed.  She had never seen A Beautiful Mind before and we decided on that [Read More...]

Speaking in Minneapolis tomorrow!

Tomorrow morning I’m headed to Minneapolis to give my most popular talk: Skepticism and Mental Illness.  The talk will be from 7-9pm on Thursday, Oct 24 in Folwell Hall room #108.  We’re going to Stub & Herbs afterward for general carousing. This will mark the third time I’ve given this talk.  Each time it reminds [Read More...]