logo
Food Advertising by
this is a page for

Category: Recovery

Update. Goals, Strategies and Moving Forward.

In alluding to my last post… I am in reset mode. Even before this last weeks’ event, I could feel myself slipping into cautious territory.   I wasn’t giving into symptoms so much that they were once again taking control, but the thoughts were beginning to gain strength. When school began, my routine completely shifted and control of my days was taken away… something I have greatly struggled with in the past. I found myself sitting &#8211…

Reset.

Hi all, I haven’t written in a while. Well, I’ve tried. I’ve written or started a number of posts actually, but each one ended up in the trash or put on hold. I’ve been all over the place. My thoughts, my feelings… I haven’t been able to grasp what I am feeling or thinking or what I want to do at any given time. Each time I wrote I…

Thinking out loud: Those little things.

Speaking of “thinking out loud,” have you read Michael Singhers’ book, “Untethered Soul?” I just started it for the second time. I actually think this is the first and only time I’ve ever voluntarily read a book twice. I read it last fall around this time, and just kind of picked it up again on impulse a couple of weeks ago. The week before starting school/ending summer, I was beginning to feel…

…”I’ve been waiting my whole life for this.”

source…

New beginnings.

Like most of you, I am feeling a strong sense of the “end of summer” emotions vibes.  A lot of looking back, a lot of processing, a lot of reminiscing (a lot of “oh my god I only have 1 week to do EVERYTHING I said I’d do!!!). And as always, some guilt about not doing some things I said I’d do. But…It’s been a good summer. Since I…

When it just doesn’t feel right.

source Recovery is a very strange thing. (cough cough… uh… yeah, duh?! you say) I don’t think you could ever describe to someone how it feels. For me, its been a very long, slow and gradual sense of shift. I don’t think I’d even use the word “change,” as even that sounds too abrupt. It’s been small shift… after small shift…after small shift… until…

Too much – even for an introvert.

Man, yesterday was a hard day for me. I was feeling really nice the day before. I had spent a good, long, relaxing day to myself…. taking myself to a cafe to write, practicing all sorts of self care…. and this was wonderful. But the next day, I found myself with another chunk of free time, so I decided to just do much of the same as the day before. Only this time, it did not feel so good.  When…

Spoiling Your Inner Child

I have a very prominent child living inside me. And she is neeeeeedy. Ok, no, I’ll be nice. She is just needing lots of attention right now. But it makes sense, doesn’t it? After years of ignoring her, neglecting her, abusing, shaming and never giving her what she wants, I’d be needy too (okay, I get that I’m talking about me here, but stay with me…). Through my personal work and very much with the…

Food: K.I.S.S

K.I.S.S. “Keep it simple stupid.” (or Keep It Super Simple for something a little more inviting). This has always been one of my favorite little “mantras,” if you will. But oooooooh dear I have never been one to follow it. All my life I have been a supporter of quite the opposite lifestyle – the, “make everything complicated and stay super busy and type lots and lots of words to make yourself…

Doing it for yourself.

I recently read this on an online recovery forum for addictions: “You know that repetitive voice in the back of your mind that keeps telling you to “get on with it?” That is your intuition and I suggest you follow her… YOUR program—the one you put together for yourself by way of self-inquiry, mentorship, research, and courses—is now a combination of your own best practices. This “mecca” of yours, the place…

logo
Food Advertising by