I've got news for you: that voice in your head that tells you you're worthless, you're a failure, if only you'd done things differently...it's not really your voice. The judgmental bully is called your Superego, a complication of voices--critical relatives, mean kids at school, a diet- and money-obsessed culture--who dominate your thoughts when triggered. Think of … Continue reading Are You Listening to the F’ed Up Greek Chorus in Your Head?
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'm in the throes of my week 2 adventure of learning how to eat with mind, body, and spirit. My focus this week is on QUALITY, which amounts to choosing foods with integrity: they come from the earth, they were grown or harvested with love, and have a positive story to tell. Sounds great! I … Continue reading Week 2: Treat Yourself to Quality
What is it about saying, "I'm starting to clean up my diet" that sends the message to the brain, "Eat all the junk food now!"? Much has been written on this and we've all experienced it. I don't have an elegant answer to present, and I'm not going to spend too much time going on … Continue reading The Whopper Phenomenon
On the heels of my last post, I'm checking in here on a remarkably optimistic note. I've been able to process my doctor's office scale experience, thanks largely to the outpouring of love and support and "I get its!" received from dear friends and readers. But I also shared a special weekend with hundreds of women and … Continue reading They’re All Beautiful, Each And Every One
I haven't felt this down in a long, long time. In fact, just sitting down to write this is difficult because I'd rather not feel my feelings or even think about them, let alone open up about what I'm going through (and in this very public way). But if I'm supposed to help people through this brand of pain, … Continue reading When I Gain 25 Pounds and Start Allowing Myself to Heal
I've been getting some cues from the universe to take a serious look at what I'm supposed to be doing with my talents, ambitions, and insights. I'm successfully self-employed as a content marketer. Overall, I love working with my clients to develop results-driven content, whether we're talking about blog posts, ebooks, case studies, optimized web … Continue reading Manifesting What’s Next
Yep, you read that correctly. I'm back to day one. Last night, on the eve of what would have been day twelve, I gave in to my incredible craving for something, anything, with flour, sugar, fat... I was feeling so stressed out and hormonal (sorry, guys), powerless over my 20 hours of work and lack … Continue reading Whole30, Part 3, Day 1
Whole30 part 2, day 4. I'm surviving! Doing well. While it was fun eating crackers, cookies, and other such goodies for a few weeks, I feel so much better not eating them. Yea, I miss them, crave them, fantasize about them...but I'm better off, and no that for sure. There have been a few rough … Continue reading Snack Time?!