Tag Archives: Healing

What we Gain When we Lose Everything

So, the worst has happened. Your greatest fear has come true. It feels like your heart has been ripped out of your chest, and your world is crumbling around you. Trust me, I have been there many times, and I have both good and bad news. I’ll start with the bad news: There are no shortcuts through the ... read more

Three Keys to Successful Recovery

Recovery is tough, no question.  It might feel damn near impossible when you’re in the throes of it, but as many can attest, it can be done!  Whether you’re struggling with drugs, alcohol, an eating disorder, sex, gambling, or even in some cases depression, the psychological underpinnings are very ... read more

Curve Ball

Every now and then, life throws us something that puts our own problems in perspective.  My mom and I took this back in April the morning before her first chemo treatment for breast cancer.  She has a better attitude about cancer than I do about my body image, and it certainly has been a reality check. ... read more

Afraid of the Dark?

In recovery, you can’t be afraid of the dark. That is where all of your biggest breakthroughs will be found. I’m not saying it’s always fun and it’s certainly not always easy, but if you let your eyes adjust to the darkness you’ll find the most beautiful parts of your spirit ... read more

Bad Reruns

Depression is like having a TV that is stuck on only one channel.  For many years, mine mostly played reruns of “Don’t get out of bed, it’s Hopeless,” and of course the old classic, “You’re fat, Ugly, and Stupid.”  It look a great deal of practice to learn to ... read more

Growing Pains

Sometimes people will say things that upset you. It’s OK to cry and feel your feelings…in fact, I recommend it.  If you want to turn that upset into something that empowers you, here are some tools for you: 1) What they said means nothing about you. It’s a reflection of how that person ... read more