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My name is…

…and I am a compulsive overeater.

I decide that my diet is not the issue.  The core issue is that no matter what I eat (healthy or otherwise), I eat too much.  183 more words


07/29 for today

“nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment” ~ nietzche

for me, resentment all too often goes hand in hand with denial; denial of my needs & wants, denial of my ideas & opinions, denial of my pain & discomfort. 305 more words


About Three Hours Without a Pirate Attack

On my walk this morning I was listening to the audio book, The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer. It’s a pretty good book overall. It doesn’t contain new concepts (to me, at least), but it does have a perspective that’s different enough to give me pause sometimes. 289 more words


07/29 for today

renunciation is a piercing virtue
the letting go
a presence for an expectation
~ emily dickinson

i’m not sure renunciation and refraining are the right words for me regarding my compulsive/addictive tendencies around food. 269 more words


Now What?

So I am overweight, now what?

Weight for me has been two vastly different stories. For the first half of my life, it was no issue at all. 420 more words


New Direction

I have two blogs: One devoted to my experience as a VACTERL parent and one devoted to life in general. It is this blog, the one that is devoted to life in general, that I wish to take in a new direction. 268 more words


07/28 for today

“that is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm, quiet interchange of sentiments”

finally understanding that identifying with others is a key piece of how i find peace of mind and acceptance. 149 more words