Diet Pressure

The diet mentality is something incredibly stressful. The pressure to eat or not to eat this food or that. The conversation running underneath it all of whether it is “deserved” or not. The view of food as the enemy, something that will make you gain weight by just looking at it.  The running questions on how do I look or how many pounds did I lose or how many calories did I burn? All of this will just manage to put us under so much stress that we then experience an increase in cortisol. Now here is the thing-cortisol actually...

Hoarding weight

Is it possible to hoard weight? As spring cleaning draws near the thoughts on what I need and what I should discard abound.  What things in my house have no purpose? What are the things that carry “bad” memories that I keep because I feel like I should? The old tea set my father gave me for my first wedding is there in the dining room. I look at it and for a minute and I see my ex husband and then my father, then my first wedding, then in a flash all memories associated with disappointment and broken dreams....

Painting life

Look at how you paint your life. What landscapes do you have in front of you? Where are you going? Do you know what your goals are? Or are they merely a play of shadows in a vast landscape of fog? What does happiness mean to you? What does it look like, smell like, sound like, feel like? Embrace it! Your life is your painting, your very own artwork. What do you want it to look like? Does it look like that now?

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."      Carl R. Rogers