The heat of battle fought alone on allied ground - fever of the mind.
It was never about who was doing better or who had it worse. Instead, it was always about the bravery of each and every person who took a step forward no matter how uncertain they were of the journey.
Hi everyone! Ages ago I mentioned that I became an an ambassador for Project I Define Me but I haven't spoken about it since. So here's my shameless little plug - featuring a silly photo I took with self timer on my camera... that is definitely not my favourite. I'm not selling anything I promise! [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Rolling over in bed this morning, Thinking “I don’t want to do this”. Chatting with the cab driver, Realizing how lucky I truly am. Sitting on the bus, Struck with the uncertainty of it all. Considering the old ways I used to find “control”. Scrambling through airport security, Smiling at cheerful David behind the desk, [...]
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.
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 [...]