“You should take better care of yourself,” is only applicable if someone is in control. Exercise, diet, and the sort can only do so much. Genetics also has a lot to do with it. To a survivor, it feels like victim blaming.
This last weekend I went to a writing retreat. Typically, one goes to a writing event to learn about writing, marketing, publishing, and so one. What I didn’t expect to learn about, was myself.
In the last 10 years, I’ve met so many wonderful and interesting people. I’ve helped people heal and return to independence, and I’ve held their hand as they slipped on from this world into the next.