A PERSONAL SHARE ABOUT MY WEIGHT

A PERSONAL SHARE ABOUT MY WEIGHT

There are so many shame-based judgments about people (especially women) who weigh more than the typical magazine model. Not only shame, but guilt and a cycle of frustration, anger (directed toward self.) In general, there are judgments made about lifestyle, eating habits, exercise habits and other private aspects of life.

OF COURSE, THIS IS NO NEWS TO MOST OF YOU. I WANTED TO OPEN UP A CONVERSATION ABOUT THIS.

FIND BEAUTY IN STRUGGLE

FIND BEAUTY IN STRUGGLE

Not all of life’s lessons are “pretty,” of course, we all know that. They come disguised as tough ongoing relationships, painful breakups, humiliations and shame, “mistakes” and I could go on. There are so many ways in which the light of enlightenment is switched on, so many ways to wake up. Yes, pain as a part of the process, but are we supposed to find some sort of pleasure in all of that pain? That sounds backwards If we enjoy the pains of life, does that mean we are the type of person who enjoys and seeks out drama? Good question to ask.

FOOD IS ART

FOOD IS ART

Do you say grace or express appreciation for your food? Do you experience your food as sacred? Do you connect your meal times with social time with your family or friends?

How are you connected with the food you take into your body? Do you eat standing up as you do other things? Do you eat while you are both in front of the TV as well as checking your phone? Have you ever eaten while you were arguing? Do you throw a frozen meal into the microwave?

Why do I keep repeating the same patterns over and over again?

Why do I keep repeating the same patterns over and over again?

I recently had a session with my lovely coach where we examined the stories and plots that had taken place in my life. This was not to get stuck in the past, but to examine themes that I had been acting out in my life.

I had many powerful realizations about how many of these stories were on repeat, tethering me to painful plots with unhappy endings. Painful plots that left me feeling powerless to make any progress in my life. They affected my personal as well as my business life.

Many of the habits I had been carrying were the result of my frustration of being immersed in the dramas of life. I looked around and saw others in their own stories. Sometimes our dramas would intersect.