It's been a REALLY long time since I've shared anything to this blog. The fact is, I've spent several months making very slow but steady progress along my path to understand what's standing in my way of being happy/content/serene/satisfied (e.g. my ideal self) and keeping me in the trenches of disordered eating. Lookie there! Well, … Continue reading The Myth of the Ideal Self
Nearly four years ago, I began sharing my journey to find sanity with food, my body, and, well, life. I "went public" with my challenges, however undefined, because I know I'm not alone. Lots of other people--even if they're not comfortable talking (or even thinking) about it--can identify with the food/body and plain-old everyday life … Continue reading A Welcome and Blessed Bend in the Road
I wanted to find clarity in the woods, and I sure as hell got it. Only it wasn't at all what I wanted, or thought I wanted, anyway. At all. It was more like clarity in a cup. A very large cup of vanilla ice cream blended with peanut butter cups and chocolate sauce. Wait 24 to 48 hours. Repeat.
Welcome to the first week of my "8 Weeks in the Woods" series. My family has made it to Michigan and we're living the dream. We're also sharing a cabin that was recently inhabited by mice and cockroaches; but the way I look at it, they're part of our beautiful world, too. Just slow down … Continue reading Week 1: Slow Down and Breathe
My family is heading to Michigan this summer! My husband has a job at a camp and I'll be bringing my job and two cantankerous-but-delightful kids with me. My brother is coming to help with the kids (hurrah!). It's the adventure of a lifetime for all of us, wouldn't you say? So what am I … Continue reading 8 Weeks in the Woods: Let’s Do This
This blog has been quiet for about 6 months, but my journey has been anything but quiet. I took my healing offline. I had a few hiccups with food over the holidays and needed to focus on finding my spiritual center. It's a process I haven't been comfortable sharing here, until now. The spiritual growth … Continue reading A Little Clarity-Seeking
I've been running so much that I haven't had a moment to sit down--let alone stand--to share my experiences here. And for the record, when I say running, I don't mean lacing on my gym shoes and jogging around the neighborhood. I mean moving from one task to the next, from one distraction to the … Continue reading Running to Stand Still