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”

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”

Mastering Habit Change

A few weeks ago I watched a documentary about a  man, who was extremely overweight, starting a journey to lose this weight by consuming only water for 40 days. I thought about my own struggles with weight loss as I watched him lose the weight, pound by pound, as each moment of the show ensued.Continue reading “Mastering Habit Change”

Our Differences Make Us Unique-Part 2 of the Series on Body Image

Every body is the perfect body! This week has been one filled with many conversations about body image, mostly negative, and the effects that it has on our every day life. I think back on all the words that were spoken amongst friends and I can clearly hear these beautiful and unique women picking themselvesContinue reading “Our Differences Make Us Unique-Part 2 of the Series on Body Image”

Our Differences Make Us Unique-Part 1 of a 2 Part Series on Body Image

“And I said to my body.softly. ‘I want to be your friend. it took a long breath. and replied. I have been waiting my whole life for this’.”- Nayyirah Waheed As early as the age of 4, I can remember feeling different and not like the other girls. I started pre-k and during recess weContinue reading “Our Differences Make Us Unique-Part 1 of a 2 Part Series on Body Image”