fall down seven times, STAND UP EIGHT

On this day, eight years ago, I was hospitalized for cardiac instability after losing a large chunk of weight, in a short chunk of time. I spent the following year almost exclusively in treatment for anorexia, anxiety and depression, and suicidal ideation. On this day, seven years ago, I’d come a long way from the…

22 things I learned in Year 22

Today is my 23rd birthday! To celebrate, I decided that I would get my booty into gear and WRITE… something that I haven’t done in quite a while! In a series of rather unfortunate events, both Cody and my cars were broken into and had thousands of dollars worth of items stolen (on separate occasions,…

These are a few of my favorite things…

Okay … so what started as a few may have turned into a pretty large handful. But regardless, the products and brands I’ve listed below are things I utilize on a daily basis, and genuinely deserve the positive reviews I’m giving them. Do you use any of the items I’ve listed? Feel free to leave…

St Vincent’s Speech

Hi Everyone, My name is Bridgette, and I was a patient here in both the adolescent and the adult programs, beginning when I was fifteen years old. I worked with Dr. Stone on an outpatient basis even when I wasn’t in treatment here, so to say I’m familiar with this building, and the protocols and…

Podcasts

A week ago today, the amount of time I spend in the car significantly increased. We moved to the outskirts of Portland, and my commute tripled. I’m learning to embrace it, and have a newfound appreciation for things I can listen to while driving. Sometimes I need to be mentally stimulated, and sometimes I need…