Those six words were whispered ever so sweetly from a dear friend of mine just yesterday. After briefly exchanging text messages about figuring out a time we could connect, she picked up the phone and called me. It amazes me how some people can just tell you need them. It still gives me chills todayContinue reading ““What do you need, Dear One?””
Category Archives: Letting Go
You Are More Than a Mom
This past week, we moved my daughter back to college. She’s entering her fourth year and is living off campus with some friends this year. She has grown up so fast. It seems like just yesterday she was playing with her favorite baby doll Nah-ne (how she pronounced Natalie when she was just learning toContinue reading “You Are More Than a Mom”
A Love Letter To My Body
“One of the last things to go with an eating disorder is body image issues, ” my treatment team used to tell me often. I didn’t know what that meant until now. Body shaming and general body image issues hang on tight, even when you feel like you have the food relationship mostly healed. YouContinue reading “A Love Letter To My Body”
What would you tell other women?
I was recently invited to share my eating disorder recovery story on The Emily Program’s podcast “Peace Meal” (it will be posting shortly, so make sure to be on the lookout wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts). I was both nervous and excited. Nervous because I’d not shared my specific story details publicly before.Continue reading “What would you tell other women?”
Letting Go is Hard, Yet Necessary
Letting Go. Those two words sound so carefree, yet getting there can be hard. And then there is that fact that you’ll have to do it again and again and again because letting go is not a once and done kind of thing. Quite the opposite. It’s something you might have to do multiple timesContinue reading “Letting Go is Hard, Yet Necessary”
Are You Measuring Productivity on Someone Else’s Stick?
Productivity. What does that really mean anyway? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to be productive means “yielding results, benefits or profits.” It does not mean yielding results, benefits our profits according to your mother, your boss, your best friend, your partner, your (fill in the blank). None of the above! It simply says that youContinue reading “Are You Measuring Productivity on Someone Else’s Stick?”
Life Lessons on the Walking Trail
Life Lessons. Sometimes they come in the strangest of places. Sometimes in the most common. And sometimes when we least expect it. I was out on a walk with my dog admiring the clouds in the sky, the way the sun shone thru them, and the flowering purple thistle weeds in the fields on theContinue reading “Life Lessons on the Walking Trail”