pub. on dic 22, 2011 Second LifeWallpapers - Backgrounds - Pictures Much To Lose
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Much To Lose
 
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A simple manipulation relative to the messages it expresses.

For those that are going through the very complex, confusing and often life-endangering eating disorders of Anorexia or bulimia, this artwork may not make sense. What they see in the mirror and the way they see themselves is often an image that is never good enough for their standards.

For the afflicted there is often much more room for improvement in many aspects of their life that craves control and which they may feel they have lost. A possible control for them manifests itself as their control, improvement, loss of weight. They see it as there is always "MUCH TO LOSE".

As sad and scary as this is for those with an eating disorder, it is even worse for their loved ones that often feel helpless as they witness the self-destruction of one they love. For the loved ones of the afflicted there is also "MUCH TO LOSE" in that they risk losing the one they love.

But if they truly love this person and do not want to lose this person, they must first get out of their own denial that what they see is only normal or its "only a phase she/he is going through". Without your help - They Wont! Loved ones need to accept what they are witnessing and take action. The actions may not be what some might naturally think.

The next step is to seek out all education on eating disorders and how to help their loved one get through this. Read the Internet. Call a help-line that specializes in eating disorders and ask for advice. Contact your Dr. Then take action on this advice.

Those with the disorder wont help themselves since they feel what they are doing is bettering themselves, perfecting themselves, controlling aspects of their life. So don't expect that just telling them that you suspect they have an eating disorder will make them go "<i>OMG I didnt realize and I will now stop</i>". They wont. They will be angry and only do a better job at hiding their weight loss actions from you. It has become an out of control obsession for them and they need much more help and support than that. They need a lot of love and support and well educated leadership / guidance (even though they wont see it that way) from those that love them.

So for the afflicted and their loved ones, there certainly is Much To Lose - but its surely not weight. If you love them - notice the issue, believe it, and Take Action.

There are several valuable sites online. Here is one good one on Eating Disorders:

http://www.nedic.ca/index.shtml


 
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>> Wise Sandelwood, Sonya Haight, Pareeerica

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Excellent work depicting a difficult disorder!  Powerful message both visually and written; well done, Toy! Thank you!


View Lanay's home Lanay | 8 year(s) ago

Great! :)


View annaAnton's home annaAnton | 8 year(s) ago

Toy.  I just love this.  As we discussed. It's just so true.


View kyliesabra's home kyliesabra | 8 year(s) ago

oh so very well done! thank you for doing this..


View Tessybaby's home Tessybaby | 8 year(s) ago

Hi,
I moderate a group called Tell Me Your Story: Original Images and Words from SecondLife and Other Virtual Worlds, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


View Tessybaby's home Tessybaby | 8 year(s) ago

Speaks volumes, ty for posting : )


View Biancaxavorin's home Biancaxavorin | 8 year(s) ago



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