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Human Parts

How to Lose Control

The need to control everything is actually a massive waste of energy

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AAbout a year ago, a therapist asked me about a serious eating disorder I had as a teenager. “Why do you think an eating disorder manifested at that time in your life?”

I perked up in my chair, ready to respond. “Control,” I answered, promptly.

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Misha Lazzara

Misha Lazzara

Misha’s debut novel, MANMADE CONSTELLATIONS, out with Blackstone Publishing 2022. NCSU MFA. Winner of the Academy of American Poets Prize 2020 at NCSU.

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