Ep 3: Eating Disorders, Alcohol Addiction, Guest Al Vine

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Andy discusses surviving a 12-hour flight as a tall person with chronic back pain and Dural Ectasia. Joleen prepares for her trip to New York. We chat about the magical healing powers of performing on stage. And we have a guest! Al Vine joins us to share her experience with addiction and eating disorders and opening up for the first time on stage about how alcohol affected relationships and lead to a restraining order. What is it like to have an eating disorder starting at age 11? What is it like to hear that you don’t “look like” you have an eating disorder? We compare eating disorders to alcohol addiction and discuss the pressures we all face, including the pressures of Hollywood and being consumed by our negative thoughts. AND we share and discuss inspirational quotes from listeners.

“You’ll probably always be a little bit broken, and that’s okay.”

“We got this.”

“Just one day at a time.”

“You can’t meditate once and feel the results.”

“The pain passes but the beauty remains.”

 

LINKS:

Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What are surprising things people have said to you? What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Follow Al Vine on Instagram @allypat3

Blue Skin Poem by Shel Silverstein: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/483443-she-had-blue-skin-and-so-did-he-he-kept

Eating disorder awareness website: http://nedawareness.org/

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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