I was recently asked about the dark, intrusive thoughts that people sometimes get when they are feeling stress, chronic fear, or even immense love. In this video blog, I explain my experience with intrusive thoughts and share why I think they are a true gift when used for deeper healing. Love.
When the body screams in pain, we have no choice but to listen. Well, that’s not exactly true: we can suppress it, resist it, hate it, get surgery on it, medicate it, and try to manage it. But the reality is that no intervention will give us the relief we seek if we’re not first […]
In my life when I have been in deep suffering, I have felt isolated and alone. I have felt disempowered and like I will never become the person I know I can be in the world. I have contracted in my ideas about my pain by resisting its presence and wishing it would just go […]
Like many others, I have been searching for love in an intimate partnership. I have been wanting a partner to love me in a deep, unconditional way that validates my worth and beauty. In that search for love, I have tried to manage myself and others in the name of love, to “strong arm” love. […]
After revealing my body dysmorphia in my most recent video blog, here and on FaceBook, I had a realization about 2 of Brene Brown’s profound teachings. The first one: Shame keeps us isolated, and in being courageous enough to reveal our shame, we expand in our vulnerability. The second one: When I puff up on […]
I started yo-yo dieting when I was just six years old, and the path to a healthy weight and body image has been hard won. From the many years of navigating this body, from experiencing obesity and a postpartum physique, I have come to know that my weight is a reflection of my inner state. […]