Every mirror tells a different story. We all have our own personal versions of the images we see. My husband thinks I am insane when I describe what I see in the mirror. It is when the image reflects how you feel about yourself and/or the image is the cause of how you feel about yourself. I am convinced there has to be something better. The self esteem issues that plague us is a complicated virus we try so hard to be cured of.
When the self image turns against us and throws us into a battle we are not prepared for we start to see illness.
We see all the 'pretty' people, the celebrities, the advertisements, the magazines with advice on how we can look like that.
"Oh Barbie, what did you start?"
On the flip side, eating disorders are more common with celebs than one might realize.
As you sit and curse the 'Victoria Secret' models or 'Playboy Bunnies' ...there might be more than meets the eye.
Sexy and thin at what cost?
Karen Carpenter: Anorexic, she died at age 32 of heart failure. She only weighed 80 pounds.Like any illness, addiction and disease, eating disorders are hard to understand even if you are close to it. Support and awareness are powerful tools for all of us.
Diana, Princess of Wales: Diana is one of the best-known celebrities with eating disorders. She spoke out publicly about her struggle with bulimia and self-injurious behavior.
Audrey Hepburn: Struggled with both anorexia and depression.
Felicity Huffman (actress on “Desperate Housewives”): Struggled with both anorexia and bulimia from teens until her twenties.
Elton John (singer): Has spoken publicly about his struggle with bulimia.
Mary-Kate Olson (actress): Eventually checked into an eating disorders treatment center for the treatment of anorexia.
Sharon Osbourne (wife of Ozzy Osbourne): Struggled with bulimia for 35 years.
Joan Rivers (television personality): Struggled with bulimia for years.
Portia de Rossi (actress on the hit show “Ally McBeal”): Says she developed anorexia as a result of Hollywood’s pressure to be thin.
Ally Sheedy (actress best known from her role on “The Breakfast Club”): Struggled with both anorexia and bulimia.
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