Still human and deserving of kindness – Michelle Sparkes

Still human and deserving of kindness

Louise, a podcast listener wrote in to say, “Thank you to this podcast for illustrating that people with eating disorders are still human and deserve to be treated kindly, still – thank you.”  To be honest I was kinda shocked. To me it is so obvious that eating disorders are one of many ways we human beings struggle with our emotional, inner world “stuff” that I get shocked to think that some people STILL don’t get this. The bigger problem is, as Louise infers, that this lack of understanding leads to attitudes and behaviours that compound rather than relieve the very problem they’re trying to solve. To Louise and every other person listening, you are worthy and deserving of love and kindness.

Questions and feedback welcome.

michelle@michellesparkes.com

@mp_sparkes

About the Author

Michelle is a physiotherapist and professional counsellor with lived experience of anorexia, EDNOS and binge-eating in her teen and early adult years. Founder of Women Worth their Weight, and author of Illuminating Anorexia Michelle is passionate about helping people recover from these health and life consuming problems.