I didn’t know it at the time, but this is why I stuck around. To feel the warmth of the setting sun bathe my skin. To drive home from dinner with a great friend with the windows down, a stomach full of spinach dip, and a heart full of love. Not to know where the [...]
A bit of a different post today, but since I'm in the process of restoring my relationship with food I thought I'd share a delicious recipe I made the other week. Originally from Celebrating Sweets. Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 3/4 tsp vanilla 1 1/3 cups flour 1 tsp baking [...]
Now if you didn't already know, I'm a sucker for a good list (or any itemized index that allows me hold onto the fleeting notion that there's some semblance of order or logic in my life) but I'm sitting here looking at my agenda of counselling "homework" and dreading having to sequentially confront my own [...]
Are some days better than others in terms of your body image? Ever have those days where you just "feel fat"? Turns out, your body image issues aren't rooted in your actual appearance.
Hi everyone! Sorry for being relatively inactive on this blog for a while. I actually still have several topics lined-up that I'm keen to write about, but I keep doubting myself and my "right" to discuss complicated issues. My inner saboteur (as RuPaul would call it) has been acting up. So in the spirit of [...]
I don't know that I'll ever be fully satisfied with what I write. I also don't know that it's important for why I write in the first place. I might not always love the end product, or think everyone else will too, but the process of putting words to what's going on often helps. This [...]
Don’t leave a trace Don’t want any crumbs Like we don’t want any more holes in the wall. Chew quietly, But the right things, But not too much. Don’t walk on your heels, Your presence is too loud. we don’t want drinking So that means no cutlery clinking. We don’t want lies, So no speaking. [...]
I’m not saying this simple mindful self-compassion practice is going to solve all your problems, but it can certainly help. My life isn't completely different, but it IS significantly better, owing to a lot of hard work, including working on practicing self-compassion.
Hi everyone! I know it's been a while since I last posted and bit longer since I shared the previous "Recovery Resources" (Emotional Awareness), so here we are with the next update in the series - Distress Tolerance. As I previously mentioned, these posts are primarily a way for me to reflect on the DBT skills [...]
Today in group we discussed whether or not we thought "fat" was a bad word, and boy were there some different opinions on the matter. First of all, I think it's undeniable that as a culture we have demonized the word fat. I also think our relationship with it is entirely confused (and I personally can't [...]