Why I March - 


Most people who know me would ask “You did WHAT?”… That’s right, I danced on the lawn of our Nation’s Capital, and I didn’t care what anyone else thought.  I danced to celebrate and honor one of my daughter Katie’s wishes.  So many times she asked me to dance with her, insisted she was going to get me to dance – she did!  I carry Katie with me, always in my heart, so we danced….and we marched…..and we were citizen lobbyist – in the fight against eating disorders.  Another shock – I have never been involved in government or politics.  I appreciated (and needed) the Schoolhouse Rock! lesson I’m Just a Bill.  For me, this two day event, October 27 and 28 was truly life-changing.  And here is why… Read More 

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director of the National Institute of Mental Health - See more at: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/lessons-i-wish-i-knew-and-more-dr-insel-director-nimh#sthash.MNS2fbUO.FK880vJN.dpuf
director of the National Institute of Mental Health - See more at: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/lessons-i-wish-i-knew-and-more-dr-insel-director-nimh#sthash.MNS2fbUO.FK880vJN.dpuf