Back to Blogging a Little Bit More

I've been really quiet in the last several weeks, not because I had nothing to say, but I needed to be in a more positive head space to write.  I've gone through a bit of a depressive spot lately, and I don't want this space to be somewhere negative.  Yet, anytime I tried to write, … Continue reading Back to Blogging a Little Bit More

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Personal Revelations–Freeing Myself from Stockholm Syndrome

    I spent years wrapped in guilt. I walked away from my father because the abuse had risen to a level that was no longer safe. Shutting that door, meant shutting it forever. And I knew it would hurt. I put his emotional needs above my own. I was worried about how my leaving … Continue reading Personal Revelations–Freeing Myself from Stockholm Syndrome

Carrigan

I watch my four-year-old and can't help but admire everything that she is. I watch her twirl in the mirror and grin back at her own reflection.  When asked if she's beautiful, she unabashedly responds with "yes". She will confidently tell us she is pretty even as she stands in mix matched pajamas, her hair … Continue reading Carrigan

Weight Set-Point Theory: Scientific Understanding of Dieting and Weight

It seems that no matter where I turn, EVERYONE is on a diet. And it makes me angry. I'm not angry towards those on a diet, but towards society in general. I'm angry about the lack of information and education out there. We have scientific evidence to explain why diets don't work long term.  Most … Continue reading Weight Set-Point Theory: Scientific Understanding of Dieting and Weight

That Oh So Familiar Quote: “Relapse is Part of Recovery”

Before entering treatment: "Well for me it's not. I REFUSE to put myself through this hell again.  I'm gonna do this whole inpatient thing once and that's be it.  I refuse to be that girl who relapses over and over again." Ummm....so, yeah...about that. 5 months later: "What the hell have they done to me? … Continue reading That Oh So Familiar Quote: “Relapse is Part of Recovery”