You Will Get There

You Will Get ThereA good friend sent me this quote last summer and she was right, I am getting there…in my own time over which I have no control.  What I mean is that being frustrated over things not going fast enough (i.e. losing weight) is futile because it will happen when it happens, when you’re ready and not a moment before.  There is a Divine flow to things in life that can’t often be explained – it just is.  This is a great test in patience for me but when I “relax, breathe, and be patient” a sense of calm comes over me and everything is OK again.

Kind Eating

I went to a wedding a very long time ago where the parents of the bride gave this advice:  “Be Kind To Each Other.”  This is brilliant advice which is why I remembered it for all these years when I can’t remember what I did yesterday!  Why not be kind to yourself?  We are rarely kind to ourselves when it comes to our weight, body image or eating habits.  We are filled with self-loathing instead.  What would happen if we were kind regarding our eating?  Would we start to eat better quality food and eliminate the processed stuff?  Would we start listening to our body wisdom?  Would we take the time to educate ourselves about all of the different ways of eating to craft our own unique eating plan?  The ideas are endless but it all starts with being kind to ourselves.

What will you do today to be kind to yourself?  Head to the comments and let me know!

Isolation

When I was in the throes of my eating disorder, I isolated a lot meaning I spent a lot of time alone instead of going out to socialize.  I used to think this was because I wanted to stay home and eat but I think it was really about trying to avoid the anxiety and discomfort I felt when I went out.  Since I expended so much energy on numbing my feelings through bingeing, I didn’t realize that I was anxious about going out at my current weight (whatever it was at the time).

Over the last week, while on vacation, I socialized each day with varying levels of anxiety.  Some days the anxiety was low and others it was high.  It wasn’t until I began to look at this that I realized I always had this anxiety but, this time, I didn’t numb through bingeing so I was aware of the feelings.  I love how I’ve been transforming for almost 2 years now and am STILL learning about my disorder.  With each lesson, I’m a step closer to a healthier relationship with food.

Day of Unrest

In many religions, Sunday us considered a day of rest but is rarely observed these days.   Stores are open and technology keeps us “wired.”  Why not cut your technology use by half today and read an actual book or have an actual conversation with someone you would usually text or email?  Connection, through old fashioned means, can do wonders for the soul and you just might make someone’s day.

Enjoy, live & love,
Michelle

Day of Unrest

In many religions, Sunday us considered a day of rest but is rarely observed these days.   Stores are open and technology keeps us “wired.”  Why not cut your technology use by half today and read an actual book or have an actual conversation with someone you would usually text or email?  Connection, through old fashioned means, can do wonders for the soul and you just might make someone’s day.

Enjoy, live & love,
Michelle

Why don’t you….?

Do something for yourself today.  Get a manicure, massage, take a hike or just walk the dog with no distractions.  Slow down and enjoy the day doing something nice for yourself.   You’ll be surprised at how great it feels.   Go ahead and pamper yourself…I’m giving you permission 😉