Self-Love and Post-Behavior Healing

  “It’s not your job to love me, it’s mine”. ~Byron Katie     Learning to love self, all of self, every corner and crevice, every movement and feeling, the whole gamut of who we are. This is not easy work yet, to me, is absolutely essential in order to heal. We must find the […]

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The Path of the Warrior Woman in Recovery

I sit here writing, humbled, yet again, by this windy and wild ride that I call recovery. A process of embodiment that encapsulates my lifetime and has consumed my life. Literally. I feel humbled, brought to my knees, and irrevocably in love with myself in a new and foreign way. I have shown my true […]

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The Imperfection of Being a Woman

As I sit here enjoying homemade sweet potato fries with melted cheese dipping fervently into guacamole I am reminded what bullshit perfection is and how unrealistic it is to attain whatever society deems as perfection. When did it become accepted to berate women for being women in a feminine form? Why are curves not OK […]

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Embodying LOVE in Midst of Indignancy

To stay present in your body and heart amidst life’s challenges is no small task. The level of courage and commitment on behalf of oneself is honorable and carries with it the potential for infinite growth and the deepest sense of embodiment. Our experience of life – of living – of communing with others – […]

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Self-Care for the Body, Heart, and Soul

Recently I had my face and some words on the pages of a magazine. This introvert did not quite know what to do with it. Old familiar feelings around my self-worth reared their ugly head. While being published in a nationally circulated magazine should theoretically infuse a sense of pride and provide a boost to […]

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The Silence Has Been Broken

I have been in recovery for almost 20 years from an eating disorder, which sent me into a residential treatment center back in my mid-20s. My surrender to admitting myself into this facility was the darkest and deepest hole that I have ever experienced. It was both frightening and relieving knowing that I was FINALLY […]

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