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    I remember the day my eight-year old sister came to me asking me how much a girl her age should weigh. At the time, I was only nine and thought her question was odd, but went along with my day. The next few months my sister began dieting and exercising and continued to reach and reset her weight goal. It quickly spiraled out of control and within weeks was diagnosed with anorexia and hospitalized. Looking back, it still astonishes me that someone that young could feel the need to lose weight and desire to reach unobtainable perfection. Anorexia Nervosa, while previously thought to only occur after puberty, can occur in younger girls. A recent study found that 10.6% of 4th grade girls and 7.3% of fifth grade girls fell into the anorexic range. 35% of girls at age nine reported a desire to be thinner and 38% by age 10 while only 1.4% and 9.3% had actually gone through puberty (DeLeel). Anorxia can cause a number of severe health implications that can last a individuals entire life and can even be fatal. Family and societal influences, as well as pressures at school, give rise to poor body image and eventually anorexia. It is important to note that none of these factors alone cause anorexia, but rather a multitude of factors. In this project I will be examining young girls between the ages of 8 and 14, however anorexia affects boy as well as young people of all ages. A Mother and Family Influences: Young girls can be heavily influenced by their mother’s behavior and words…

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    them to stop. Someone well known for having anorexia is Karen Carpenter. She was a victim of anorexia and died of anorexic problems. It all started when she was a teenager. Karen would get called “chubby” at school and she began to lose lots and lots of weight. Anorexia is a lack or loss of appetite for food. “Known as a medical issue, it is an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat.” Also anorexia affects women’s health and almost…

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    “Never settle for less than perfect just remember who you are, you are a Rangerette.” -Gussie Nell Davis. Ever since I was a Sophomore in High School I was introduced by the organization of Rangerette’s. My director constantly telling me “It’s an experience like no other.” or “The pride of wearing the red, white, and blue is such an honor.” I never realized how much of an honor it was until I stepped my foot onto that field for the first time in the legendary uniform on September 19, 2015.…

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    The novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest tells the story of a mental institution and the people and events inside of it. More specifically, it tells the story of a man and his journey to sanity, as well as of the people who help him progress. It is only when a new patient, McMurphy, arrives in the ward that the main character, Chief Bromden, truly begins to progress toward sanity. In the novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, Chief Bromden goes through several stages while…

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    enthusiastic control happens. The research additionally found that insane people have less action in the territory of the mind that procedures compassion. John Carpenter the director of Halloween 1 describes Michael Myers as part man and part supernatural. An evil force that can’t die. Carpenter 's motivation for the "wicked" that Michael would epitomize came when he attended school. While on a class trip at a mental establishment in Kentucky, Carpenter went to "the most genuine, rationally sick…

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    Karen Danielson was born on September 16, 1885 to Berndt Wackels Danielson and Clotilde née van Ronzelen in Blankenese, Germany. At the age of nine, Karen developed a crush on one of her older brothers who soon pushed her away leading her to begin suffering from depression effecting her for the rest of her life. After her mother left her father, Karen entered medical school at University of Freiburg, she transferred to one other school before graduating from University of Berlin in 1913. She…

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    I am writing about my job showing experience at the Love Freeway Animal Hospital. I had the pleasure of working with a very dedicated staff but I will be explaining my experience with Christine Kocher. She is one of the doctors of veterinary medicine at this location. Here is my experience while at the animal hospital. When I initially arrived Love Freeway Animal Hospital I was welcomed by Christine. She informed me that there was a crisis with one of the dogs in the clinic. She told me that a…

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    Karen Horney was an independent woman that reached her dreams without letting people to get in her way. Both my great-grandmother and Karen Horney influenced me how every though I am a newly single mother as well as a college student, I can and I will get past this dark phase in my life. Although tough and at times I may want to give up, I know that if I put myself and my son first to focus on what we need that I can succeed because in the end, all those obstacles will be worth…

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    getting-leaning type. This is most likely influenced by my family constellation, or birth order. I am the youngest child of my family. Although not a problem child as Adler predicted, I was too pampered by my parents leading me to then become dependent. As the “baby” of the family, I often got the most attention which inevitably put pressure on me to achieve more than my older sibling. My older sibling performed average academically and also became a stereotypical, rebellious teenager. Watching…

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    Definition Of Compassion

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    My definition of compassion is when you are willing to help another being in need without the expectation or intent to receive anything in return. I was privileged to grow up with a mother that was very compassionate and caring, and from an early age she showed me that true compassion is giving without selflessness. I often find myself doing things out of compassion from day to day such as holding the door open for someone if I spot them trailing close by behind me. However in these same…

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