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”

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 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”

The Battle Within…Food Addiction

  I have been on a doctor prescribed diet for the last two weeks that consists of removing any foods that will cause my gut’s inflammation to worsen or prevent healing to take place. The removal of all sugar, gluten, any bread like products, soy, all dairy, and the “food like” items that have consumedContinue reading “The Battle Within…Food Addiction”

Damage Control

I have been dieting for as long as I can remember. I have tried the cabbage soup diet, Atkins, the 3-hour diet, the juice diet, Best Life diet…etc….you get the idea. Any and every diet I have ever been on has failed but with each new diet I would have a new-found source of energyContinue reading “Damage Control”

Birth of a Supershero

My first memories of childhood are lonely ones. I had always felt alone for as early as I can remember. I was an only child but always surrounded by a large family inclusive of many aunts, cousins and grandparents. My mother was a single parent and spent much of her time away from home workingContinue reading “Birth of a Supershero”