July 7, 2011
I hope to gain exposure to new tools for coping with food/body issues. I feel alienated because of the disease & the shame that I feel around it, and I am hopeful that interacting with others who struggle with similar issues will help to alleviate some of that. For the last several years, it's been suggested that my problem isn't about food or my body, but rather about my judgement/resistance/inability to accept things as they are. I don't feel that I have adequate tools to move towards acceptance, so I hope to find that as well.
I am 33 and have been struggling with food and body issues half of my lifetime. I have recently come to realize this as a spiritual malady, not just mental and physical.