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Seeing the Big Picture

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I’d never understood how someone who is anorexic could have the same problem as someone who is obese. This morning, though, I woke up with the realization that my friend and I do have the same problem: a broken “thermostat.” On her thermostat, the trigger that tells her it’s time to fuel her body is broken. It never clicks on, so her body becomes undernourished and suffers all the consequences that go with starvation. I have a thermostat too, but mine has a hair-trigger that is instantly tripped by behaviors, certain substances, buried feelings, and my spiritual disease. I am

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