Lately Portia de Rossi’s book, “Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain” has received a lot of attention. While I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, I have probably read a dozen articles reviewing it. In fact, I think I’m the only one who hasn’t read the book.
It was really weird for me to look at anxiety as some positive indicator of change rather than some big red “stop! uncomfortableness ahead!” sign. If I were waiting for recovery to be comfortable, it was never going to happen. Challenging the eating disorder was never going to feel good (at least not while still in the thick of it).