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Aiming for Fullness (What I Ate Wednesday)

Aiming for fullness. That is not something I’ve had on the agenda in the last number of years. Throughout my eating disorder I’ve been very against the feeling of being full. I’ve believed that feeling full automatically meant I would not be hungry for my next meal. And eating when I’m not hungry has been – and still is – a big challenge. I’ve had zero trust, even…

Taking Care of Your Body: What I Ate Wednesday

Disclaimer: As much as this following post is going to seem like a pity party, it actually isn’t.  I feel grounded and am just choosing to write out some factual realities that I am feeling.  I threw out my back. Even though I’ve lived nearly my entire life with some sort of back pain/discomfort – thanks, genetics – and even though I’ve been suffering from a disabling locked&nbsp…

The Desire to Purge: The Costs of Being an Introvert and Super-Feeler

Over my holiday, I had so many wonderful days. I think as you saw in my posts during Christmas week,  especially this one, I embraced allowing myself to feel that full hearted, wonderful feeling of focusing on what is important – spending time with family, relaxing at home and listening to the quiet. That day, in particular, was oh so wonderful.  And thennnnn…… the next day happened.  I had something very interesting happen to me at…

Remembering What is Important and a Merry Christmas Eve

Hello dear friends It is afternoon here on Christmas Eve Day. My house is filled with a beautiful silence. I know it won’t last much longer,  as I anticipate the arrival of my two brothers and their partners (and their dog). I’m sitting here by my window ledge looking out at the snow, drinking a mug of hot coffee and snacking on a collection of chocolate edibles. I just finished up a…

Lessons in Letting Go

Huh. So I wrote this post nearly a month ago now. I kept putting off publishing it for this and that reason. When you start a post so far in advance, sometimes it – after time – begins to feel disingenuine because it no longer feels applicable to your current state. But theeeeeeen last week happened. And things kind of made a full circle. Maybe it was just waiting for the right time… Does anyone know what I mean…

Life is Messy: Food Ruts, Food Guilt and Where is My Time?

Ugh. This is so not how this week was supposed to go.  Things just feel so messy right now. I hope you don’t mind – but I’m needing to just do some in the moment-mind dump writing to get it out (a couple hours ago, this would have been much closer to a maddened rant, with a great use of capitol letters and exclamation marks.  Lucky for you I’ve softened myself down with…

Making Goals: How Do You Want To Feel?

A few weeks ago I was introduced to The Desire Map through Leah’s blog. I’ve found myself very intrigued by what Danielle LaPorte has written and would like to think out loud with you today. Thank you, Amanda.  With The Desire Map, Danielle presents the idea of asking ourselves, “How Do I Want To Feel?” when it comes to making our goals.  How do I want to…

Week In Review: Reflecting On a Step Back

On Wednesday I told you how, last week, I got jacked up and took a step back.   I found myself in a hurricane of anger, defiance and anxiety.  A feeling that, unfortunately, was not new.  I felt completely overwhelmed with this anger and, which was worse, this feeling of having no where to put it.  All I wanted was to go exercise and be alone. But I couldn’t. Not with…

WIAW: Getting Jacked Up

Hey guys, I deleted my initial WIAW post and am starting a new one. Because…. well I just need to get real right now.   Yesterday was so not a good day. This week, in total, is not a good week. I’ve gotten “jacked up” again, as Glennon Doyle Melton – one of my favorite inspirational women/writers – once put it. In fact, she says it all better than…

Life Check In: What’s Working and Where I Still Want Change

So I started this subject on Monday and decided I didn’t want to let it go.  I spoke about the things I had noticed in my previous week that were “working” for me – the things that are making me feel good and I’m currently happy about. The awesome thing is that there are a number of these things right now. In addition to asking myself “what are the things that…

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