I interviewed my friend, Saree Sasson, for my Hunter’s Bay Radio Show
(which will be shared on my website!). Saree is an amazing young lady who is sharing
her story of a downward spiral into the frightening and dangerous world of anorexia.
She shares her wisdom so that others can be supported and maybe not go down that road!
Y: Saree, what is your most important message to people going down the road of anorexia and to the people around them?
Saree: The biggest thing is that it’s okay. You don’t have to be ashamed. You don’t have to be worried that you are doing to be judged (even if you are, that’s their problem!). It’s life, it happens. But you need to get help or you need to help that person. Don’t worry about what people are going to think. It’s just being there, being there for yourself. Like you said, just showing up!
There are so many people that push it under the rug.
They don’t want to talk about it or get involved.
They don’t want the pressure or to have to worry.
Y: “I don’t know what to do! I know what to say! It’s awkward, I can’t fix it!
“That stops a lot of people. I say,“Then find somebody who can. And show up anyway!” Reach out, even if your friend is going to be mad at you. When your mom was trying to
talk to you, you were angry because you didn’t want to look at your own issue. But Too Bad!!
Saree: She saved my life! If she hadn’t been that way with me, I probably wouldn’t be here today. So… even though it sucked at the time and I hated her, well, I loved her too but…
Y: You hated what was happening, being confronted!
Saree: Yes, but again, I wouldn’t be here, I wouldn’t be who I am, I wouldn’t be able to share my story. And that’s the message…you gotta say something! And now I know that I need to be there for myself as well.
Y: Absolutely! Show up for yourself first! And if you didn’t in the past, or you didn’t show up for someone else, forgive yourself and do better next time! And you keep showing up for yourself, and you are quite fabulous. Not perfect, we don’t want perfection!
Thank you for sharing your story, Saree, I have no doubt you will be helping more people than you’ll ever know. And good luck in New Zealand where you will be going to school. I think I should visit to see how you are doing. And yes, I will bring you lots of maple syrup!
If you see something, say something. Just Show up!
9/14/2017 08:24:56 am
Thank you Saree...you are showing up !!
9/14/2017 02:27:01 pm
It took me some time to realize that I needed to show up, but I truly believe that we continue to learn and grow and
9/14/2017 09:40:12 am
You are very brave Saree. Keep up the good work you are doing. Just think how many people you will reach because of your youth. Have a great day.
9/14/2017 02:29:31 pm
Thank you so much for your kind words! If I can reach just one person that will make me so happy. There's always something people can take from someone else's story so if it just takes me sharing mine, I'm more than happy to!
9/15/2017 08:27:39 am
Thanks for finding your courage Sarah, it means alot to so many to hear you talk about your journey! Love that you're turning your adversity into opportunity to help others. You're naturally creative, resourceful and whole and I KNOW you'll not only thrive but do big things. Showing up for yourself first is the most unselfish thing you can do. Thank you!
9/19/2017 01:46:51 pm
Thank you so much for the kind words Julie! It definitely took some time to find the courage to stand out and speak about it but I am so happy that I have. It's small steps like those that translate into big steps and I would be so honoured to have the chance to help any one person! By sharing my story I continue to show up for myself but I also hope it will help someone else!
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