Saturday, 24 August 2013

LISTEN! My first international RADIO INTERVIEW

I am beyond amazed at the blessings God has given me. I've been published so many times, and now, I have been invited to appear as a guest on a well-known international radio channel, the Orthodox Christian Nework: http://www.myocn.net/index.php/201308214607/come-receive-the-light/4607-anorexia-faith-and-recovery.html

Please click on the link and listen to my interview! For those of you who do not know me personally, you will finally hear my voice! This is, in fact, the first time I have actually spoken LIVE on a radio show about my eating disorder and experiences. This segment discusses the challenges I faced, how my faith helped me, and what to do if you feel that you or someone you know has an eating disorder. I really hope you enjoy listening to it - again, this is such a huge accomplishment for me. I am so blessed to have had so many wonderful opportunities to share my story and raise awareness about mental health and eating disorders. Glory to God!

Thank you everyone for all the love, kindness, and support you show me! It is because of all of you that I have come so far in my journey and recovery. I will never stop fighting and I will always use my experiences to help all those who need it! Listen to the show, and let me know what you think!

49 comments:

  1. You are amazing with your faith,personilty and commitment.
    I look at you as my role model

    Xiomara

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  2. I bet your have beautiful looking face as a your voice.


    Colorado

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  3. Marina I am amazed with your beautiful voice and I am am sure you are so beautiful in our eyes even without seeing you.

    I really like what you said "i rather be healthy and fat and not thin and sick"

    Now after recovery We can see what is right and appropriate and what is good for us

    I pray with you for those still struggling with ED thoughts and not able to dismiss those neagative thoughts.

    Your faith saved you and you helped us and motivate many.
    You really a daughter of God
    I admire your Orthodox Crestian Faith

    Anne

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  4. Wonderful Marina
    I like what you said about the ED thoughts and how now you are to dismiss and ignore them and not to act on them.
    This is the way how We teach people in CBT and DBT is how to challenge the negative thinking and replacing them with positives.
    Marina hard to believe that you did this alone without professional help and I do agree with you that you recommend victims to see professional help.You are unique and talented person.

    Kelly W
    Toronto

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  5. You said in less than 12 minutes what many can say in 12 hours
    You are very articulate marina
    I enjoyed listening to you strong and beautiful voice

    Jack

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  6. I liked your voive and your advise to others adn your commitment to your health and faith.

    Blanchette

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  7. WOW
    Congratulations
    I am sorry that some nurses and doctors are so callus and can be harmful.
    I admire for standing up to the challenge and you won for your own sake and also to teach these people a lesson that never forget.They may know that they were dead wrong.

    My humble respect

    Muhammad

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    1. Dear Muhammad ,
      I hope that Marina and her blog help lead you to Christ
      Caroline

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    2. You know Marina's kindness and altruism is a real image of what Christ like all humans to be.
      I always admire her and I read the bible .

      Muhammad

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  8. This is a a great acomplishment.
    Despite the ED took its maximum toll on you ,however all your accomlishement came from your recovery.
    Congratulations

    Sally

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  9. Congratulations
    I know you have beautiful face and voice even without seeing you.
    Today your voice proves it.
    Keep up and do not bother any negative person.You are putting fire on the head of those nurses and doctors who told you you will not be a good nurse.
    I hope they can listen to you now and learn the lesson

    Eric

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  10. This is wonderful

    Congratulations

    Sandra D

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  11. You are a rock
    Congratulations

    Leonor

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  12. Hey Marina
    This achievement is unforgetable.
    Ilike d when you declared yourself "RECOVERED"
    I do too.
    I liked when you rather be healthy and heavy than be this and sick.
    I admit I was telling myself and everybody around me that I have no problem and even if some doctors told me i have ED,I would say mild one
    Thank you for the advise and help.Without it

    Nanaraj

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  13. I congratulate you from the bottom of my heart.
    Continue your perservence and never look at what the idiots said to you.
    You are making a big difference

    Sebastian

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  14. That is a big accomlishment and an honour to your complete recovery(one of the benifits of complete recovery is to get honoured,rewarded and appreciated).
    I like what father said quotation from a young child "God does not create junk"
    He meant human being all good natured and wonderful people .I also quote you saying all foods are God made and none of them is Junk food

    God job Marina

    Mary Mississauga

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  15. I enjoyed the interview and I did stop and reflect on how the ED evolved in your life slowly till you lost control.
    This is a secretive disease that lead victims to hide from others so that no body would know.
    Luckily with complete recovery you now in control,aware of ED tricks and you are having strong will to challenge ED thoughts.
    What a terrible disease>

    I congratulate you for the excellent interview and I am sure this 15 minute will make many aware of the illness so not to fall in ED traps.

    CJ
    RN

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  16. This is a wonderful interview .
    Way to go

    Hurshida

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  17. Marina
    I am very impressed with your faith and how you have trust in God and your faith.
    You are a role model to every body

    Shady

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  18. I am impressed with whole interview but let me comment on what you said about how the disease started and end up by only eating very lttle in the morning and you were hiding so no body will recognize .
    I am wondering how did you survive and how could you function//
    Being alive and well today is a miracle.
    I will read more about your faith.

    Shishgeri

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  19. I liked when you dismissed the myth "We are beautiful only when we are thin"
    I admire you for emphasizing the fact that We are beautiful no matter what size We are .We are God creature and We are the image of God.

    Franco

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  20. Amazing
    I believe your faith and your motivation kept you grounded in your recovery .
    This is a message to all of us to have a faith and motivation and we can do any thing We want

    Maritza

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  21. I have few friends who are thin and they do not like it and they are asking for any thing can make them gain.
    I am saying this upon reflecting on what you said about self image and body satisfaction.Yes Marina many of us may not be satisfied with thier body shape ,job,finanace or partners.
    But healthy people never act on negative thoughts or emotions and use rational approach to solve problem.
    I am pleased with this interview and this prove you are a public speaker and you can give a lecture ,teach and not only write .
    Yahooo


    Lariviere

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  22. Marina
    You are talking like a PRO
    I am sure this interview will inspire many to live healthy and happy and have their faith motivate them and ground them in healthy and happy life
    My regards

    Mays

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  23. I loved this interview.
    You are awsome

    Nora Lina

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  24. You are very articulate
    Keep your motivation,good spirit


    Hend

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  25. Wonderful
    Very articualte ,pleaqsant person to talk to Marina

    Horta

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  26. Fantastic interview.
    I am sorry for that rude nurse or doctor who were harsh,arogant.If I were the manager ,I would fire them !!

    Zak

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  27. I am very pleased hearing your beautiful voice.Your voice is very very beautiful and I am sure your are a good looking girl.
    You said you are God creature and you are beautiful.
    I am very proud of you.

    JP
    A thankful mother

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  28. WOW
    Keep up


    Fernandez

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  29. God Job
    Congratulations

    Myra

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  30. Wonderful talk and pleasant voice.
    I listened to it 3 times
    Happy for you

    Peggy

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  31. Yay YAY
    Hooray


    Gina

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  32. You are just a cute and wonderful girl

    Gangji

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  33. Here you go
    Congratulkations

    Dushara

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  34. You are right
    I had a GF long ago and she used to tell us "I do not have any problem,I am stronger than all of you,leave me alone etc" till I heard evetually after WE separated that got very sick and did not make it.
    Please continue to raise the awareness.
    Thank you

    Humberto

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  35. Lovely interview.
    My comment is about doctors not able to recognize early signs of the illness ,not only your dad,I read a story about a famous cadriologist in Toronto lost his teenage daughter.I heard also he is trying to do something to raise the awareness as well.

    Anastashia

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  36. Wonderful interview.
    I agree most people with disordered eating in complete denial.I heard that the disease disturb the abilty to think and judge and see the real picture but in recovery you regain the full function of the brain first before the function of body parts.
    Congratulations

    Rodica

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  37. If I have to listen to it hundred times ,I would still enjoy it.

    Savana

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  38. I liked all but impressed by you saying
    This means a lot.

    Nellina

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  39. I liked the voice and also the picture. Was this your picture .Beautiful picture and voice.
    Here you go

    Irina

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  40. My best wishes for you and congratulations for a job well done

    Razia

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  41. Excellent interview informative and brief

    Gustavo

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  42. WOW MARINA WOW.
    Go Marina Go


    Eric

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  43. Very impressed with your strong belief and trust in God
    He is your coach and your leader.
    May God bless you


    Alfonso

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  44. Marina I thought that I am listening to an Angel talking !!!
    Congrat

    Magaly

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  45. Thanks everyone. I couldn't have done it without all of you showing love, care, and support! God bless each and every one of you. I appreciate all the comments and encouragement. You all keep me strong! :)

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  46. I enjoyed your radio talk Marina


    Renata

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