Tag: self acceptance

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See that picture? That’s my toes. Pointing at a blank spot. A blank spot where my scales have sat since we renovated the bathroom about 12 years ago. (Before that they sat somewhere else…) For as long as I can remember, I have weighed myself first thing every morning – day in day out. Like…




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Apr 23

Freedom

I have been challenged to write about freedom. To visualise what freedom from disordered eating and body image issues will look like. This is a big ask… Because I actually have no idea. No reference point. But in order to actually reach a destination, you have to know where it is. Or at least have…




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This past Saturday afternoon, I took a step way outside of my box and into a pole dancing class. If you’re wondering how this 42 year old got here, a few weeks ago during a search through my Mind Body Fitness app for yoga studios, I stumbled upon a studio name that didn’t quite sound…




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When I look back into my past, I can see a totally different person from what I am today. I always used to believe that I had some major mental problem. I was very shy to talk. I was afraid to walk with a crowd. I had crazy dreams and weird choices very different from…




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While being trained as a teacher in high school, university and beyond, I often came across Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. I hardly questioned it, but recently I felt I needed to swallow (and digest!) his work to truly understand what a self-actualized person looks like. In his book “Toward a Psychology of Being”, where he…




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Together we began the race. They were stronger, they were faster. They were ahead of me as I was slow. The crowd clapped and ran along with them. No one behind me when I looked back, No one watched me run, nobody called my name; On a lonely road, I was running… Afar I heard…