…the ultimate act of self improvement may be to stop trying so hard to improve ourselves.Read More Self Improvement
…Life after an eating disorder is not all perfect eating and a slim body. But it is the beginning of self love, self awareness…you realize where you belong in the universe instead of thinking of yourself as a misfit or abnormal in some way…Read More Beyond Bingefree
Seeing my (eating) failures on the chart took the judgement away and gave me the confidence to see myself as a person who uses certain behaviors to relieve stress instead of a person who is faulty, broken and needs repair at all costs….Read More Failure IS An Option
You eat normally…. not by forcing yourself to eat less but by… -giving yourself the dignity to eat what you want whenever you want and not worrying what anyone else thinks.Read More What’s Your Lens?
Instead of honoring our body, we re-pay it for keeping us alive by hating it, being ashamed of it, and trying to starve it. No wonder we are out of sync!..this is a process, and there is no failure involved, only learning everyday.Read More The Mind-Body Connection Part II: Get in Sync
The main thing to remember is when you recognize the failure, whatever that struggle may be, -don’t beat yourself up about it. Failure does not mean you need punishment, it means you need nurturing.Read More The Mind-Body Connection Part I: Can You Hear Me Now?
…I learned I didn’t have to eat out of boredom or emotional turmoil. I could choose to eat at these times, but I no longer felt compelled to. This was such a relief that I found myself not only more satisfied with food, but that satisfaction spilled over into my life in general…Read More The Best Reward Is Satisfaction
…Being obedient in this way is the foundation of eating normally without having to worry about what to do when faced with chocolate cake.Read More Is Obedience A Thing?
…I stopped judging myself and started seeing my behavior for what it really was – a habit born out wanting to ‘fit in’ and the stress surrounding that. This was a giant first step in changing my life. If I can do this, you can too.Read More Power Of Habit or Bad Hair Day?
…emotions and feelings are very complex subjects, and trying to explain that fat is not a feeling just complicates things even more. Only by embracing my experience of feeling fat could I learn to recognize other emotions and get some meaning back into my life.Read More What ‘Feeling Fat’ Means To Me