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Secrets Keep Us Sick

I’m in a pretty good place in my recovery and life in general these days, have been for several months now.  My stress, anxiety, depression and self hatred are at an all time low, I am genuinely happy and thankful … Continue reading

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“Shame cannot survive being spoken”-Brené Brown

This is the first of the 10 posts in drafts I’ve committed to finishing and publishing by the end of this month.  I started this one in October of 2015. *** Today I have decided to go public about my … Continue reading

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Blank journals and the debilitating nature of perfection

I’ve been returning the cursor to the beginning of this post for 5 weeks now.  If I’ve written a hundred sentences, I’ve written a thousand; all of them the first and all of them inadequate.  I love to write and … Continue reading

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Dear Body: Thank you!

I should be packing right now, but instead of celebrating the privilege that I am able to travel with my husband to see family and friends for the holidays this year, I am thinking about my body.  I realized this afternoon … Continue reading

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Self hatred is a trap and the only way out is acceptance

Sometimes I catch myself fantasizing about a day in the future, when I’ve lost a bunch of weight and somebody who has known me a long time asks earnestly with a blend of excitement, surprise and awe “How’d you finally … Continue reading

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Assertiveness is a loving communication

It has been almost two years since I first told you about the assertive communication formula.  I sincerely believe that it is an incredibly powerful tool, but I haven’t used it as much in the last two years as I … Continue reading

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Diet is a four letter word

I have so much to say about this, I’m going to have to break it up into a few posts, but here goes… Part 1: How did I get here? I was 5 years old when my mother first introduced … Continue reading

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