How well you can stick to a diet does not say anything about your character. It does not make you better than anyone else. It does not make you more deserving of love or goodness in your life. It does not automatically make you special.
For those of us with anxiety, shopping can be a miserable experience. For those of us with food anxiety, grocery shopping can sometimes feel impossible. Grocery stores no longer simply sell groceries, they are now Supermarkets which sell just about everything you could possibly need. That’s great for one-stop shopping, but all those choices can feel entirely overwhelming.
I always found DBT to be kind of silly (but so useful). After all, it’s all things we likely already know. For instance, if you’re really feeling like curling up in a ball and crying, try a half or forced smile and breathe through it. Did that help […]
Grief hurts. Whether it’s the loss of a person, the loss of self, the loss of a relationship/a house/a job/an opportunity, etc. it can hit you at any time without warning. It can be years after the loss. Yes, it hurts. Yes, it’s normal. And yes, you will heal.
You’ll find your way to heal and it’s okay if your way is not the same way as someone else’s. Our journeys are all very different. (Self disclosure: this picture was taken Fall 2011 and my index finger had calluses from the weird way I hold my knitting […]
Weight changes are a necessary part of life, but that doesn’t mean they’re ever comfortable. We can tie our entire identities to our body size, and when it changes there’s a huge loss of our former selves. So how on Earth do you begin to see yourself right now, regardless of what you looked like yesterday or what you will look like tomorrow?