Mrs. Jones

Welcome. This blog is part of a journey into my son’s eating disorder and about how it has affected our family. I fear many families are experiencing similar situations and are hiding their pain as there is still too much stigma attached to mental illness. If someone you care for has cancer or diabetes everyone is understanding and supportive, but mental health is misunderstood and even taboo. I invite you to share this journey with me and hope that we can find ways to cope and help each other along the way.

The blog

I only want to say (Gethsemane)

For many people, the appeal of Jesus Christ Superstar is the magical way in which biblical figures are transformed into modern day rock stars.  Mary Magdalene sings about her real feelings for the man she cannot have (in the proverbial biblical sense of the word).  Judas cries out that he doesn’t need the captor’s blood money as he betrays […]

Trust your intuition

Trust your intuition, especially if you are a mother. I don’t know how we know, but we know, until we don’t.  Sometimes the power of intuition comes back. Listen to it carefully before it slaps you in the face. Yesterday I was crushed by more news. Every time I learn something new my heart breaks all over again.  […]

Dear son,

Dear son,

You turn 19 years old today.  I know you’re not where you want to be. And I know it’s frustrating. You are strong, much stronger than you realize. Not everyone your age has lived through everything you have, which makes you very unique.  Maybe you’ve had so many different experiences that when you put them all together […]

Heroes of War

I wrote this piece this morning European time while most Americans and Canadians were still asleep. It started like this. This theme is so relevant today as we have woken up to more news about attacking Iran and Iranian retaliation. I went to the pool and while I was swimming, I reflected on when war is necessary, why […]

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