I’m Triggered: Fear Foods {Funny Video}. ~ Karen Forman & Nicole Dalton

Via Karen Forman & Nicole Daltonon Sep 4, 2013

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In this episode, Donna and Leslie have a heart-to-heart about ‘fear foods.

“I just want to gently remind you that you don’t have to work the steps the steps work you, and your higher power is always available to you.”

“I’m Triggered: 12 Steps” Part 1 - watch more funny videos 

For more Donna and Leslie trigger moments, see Sloppy Roommate Syndrome.

 

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About Karen Forman & Nicole Dalton

Karen Forman and Nicole Dalton began their creative journey together dancing at The Sweat Spot in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. While cultivating a love of dance they soon realized they also shared a love of all things psychological. They are both actresses—Karen has a background in social work and Nicole is writing her thesis for the masters in counseling at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Their videos are inspired by actual conversations that have taken place between the two of them and they are grateful for the opportunity to laugh at themselves and thrilled that others are laughing with them. They also have a Facebook fan page to boost their self esteem.

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2 Responses to “I’m Triggered: Fear Foods {Funny Video}. ~ Karen Forman & Nicole Dalton”

  1. Audrey says:

    So… can I have a share? ;) I'm just leaving this here in case I'm not the only one who felt uncomfortable with the video.

    I once had a roommate who was bulimic, and her early recovery sounded EXACTLY like this. (She even looked like a younger and thinner version of the dark-haired one.) It took her months of being on a meal plan before something like a bag of pretzel sticks wouldn't trigger her to binge and purge.

    I didn't get it at first. It seemed unhealthy to me for her to totally cut out refined carbs, and the whole OA thing just seemed so culty. But she was so unstable around food that she needed the structure and support of something like OA before she could start eating normally again. Given how bad off she was before she found the program, it doesn't surprise me that she credits it with saving her life.

    I get why this video is funny, but after seeing up close how much my housemate struggled, it was hard to watch. Eating disorders tend to be really shameful for those suffering, and OA is sometime the only available option for people unable to afford other types of therapy. I'm sure there are plenty of your readers who belong to OA, or who struggle with food issues. Shouldn't they be applauded for their courage, not mocked?

  2. Dear Audrey,
    Thank you so much for your share. We value your opinion and we take to heart everything that you said. We too have had family members and friends with eating disorders. We have the utmost respect for OA and everything that the 12 step program has to offer. Having the ability to laugh at oneself and one's experience is emotionally healthy and shows a strong ego structure. We also validate that in the beginning stages of recovery, when one is learning a new language and set of tools, it is a very delicate and vulnerable time in the process. We send you so much love and thank you for your comments, Donna and Leslie

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