From Rage to Redemption

  I recently spent two months in jail on three counts of aggravated assault. I will spare you all the details (even though it makes for an interesting story). I was off my medication, very stressed out and not coping well with life. I can remember sitting in the back of the police car feelingContinue reading “From Rage to Redemption”

Loving You: A True Love Story

I was having a conversation the other day with my support group about the terms self-love and self-care. I was wondering how others defined these words and how they put them into practice. I got answers like I treat myself to a pedicure, get a massage or take myself to lunch. Those were answers thatContinue reading “Loving You: A True Love Story”

Food Addiction: It’s Not Your Fault

I can remember being a young child in Germany. My mom was stationed there, and I went over to join her once she settled in. It was strange being a 9-year-old in a foreign country with absolutely no family or friends. My mother worked all the time and I stayed at home and ate snacksContinue reading “Food Addiction: It’s Not Your Fault”

No Resolutions…Just Day by Day…

Here we are in 2018! I can hardly believe it is a new year. Where did the whole of last year go? I haven’t written in awhile so I will start with something short and sweet for the new year. I think of all the goals that were set and not completed but I alsoContinue reading “No Resolutions…Just Day by Day…”

90 Days to Sobriety-Part 2

I just completed week 1 of my journey to forever conquering food addiction. This is not a new process for me-the decision to rid myself of toxic food and thought-it is one that has been repeated over and over with many failed attempts. Although I no longer call them failed attempts but just a partContinue reading “90 Days to Sobriety-Part 2”

90 Days To Sobriety-Part 1 

Sober…sobriety is described as a.) sparing in the use of food and drink, b.) not to be addicted (Merriam-Webster). THIS is what I want…to be sober. And I am not. Many people don’t feel food is addictive and/or that having a sugar/food addiction can be harmful to your quality of life but trust me! IContinue reading “90 Days To Sobriety-Part 1 “

My Mother Died and So I Ate…

My mother is dead. The words are stale in my mouth, still hard to digest after sixteen months of her being gone. I have done a great job at avoiding the pain by staying away from the little town that I know as “home”. Or had I? I now, deeply, revisit all of these feelingsContinue reading “My Mother Died and So I Ate…”

And Here I am Again…Hating the Thickness in the Middle 

I can tell you without hesitation that my body is strong and it has come along way but in the same breath also say I’m not where I want to be. I sit down, stand up, bend over hating my mid section. It’s very close to an obsession. There is almost no time in myContinue reading “And Here I am Again…Hating the Thickness in the Middle “

Dating When You Have a Food Addiction

I spend much of my time alone. I am in a city with no friends or family which on some days has been beneficial but others, quite lonely. I am also in a very rural area with no culture like my own which has made it nearly impossible to make friends or date. I haveContinue reading “Dating When You Have a Food Addiction”

Stepping Out On Cloud Nine

Over the last two months I have been stressed beyond belief. My focus has been only on my job and making sure I get everything done. The problem is there wasn’t enough time to do what was asked of me and most tasks were impossible to accomplish(I am sure this is the story of many peoples’ lives). While climbing up the proverbialContinue reading “Stepping Out On Cloud Nine”