Tag: self acceptance

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It’s been a while since my last post, but I would really like to share with you something that was an ongoing occurrence last week between myself and some family members. I was born and raised in the state of Missouri, but I currently reside in Maryland. I still have some family left in Missouri.…

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Life always catches up with you, in fact, sometimes life likes to present itself in the form of a blazing fiery punch to the face. And we’ve all been there trying to dodge those punches, but sooner or later, it will hit us, some of us hard. If you are anything like me, it will…

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Once upon a time there was a globalized world that sexualized and fetishitized certain body types. See, in this world, no matter what you did as a woman was ever good enough. If you’re too skinny, you’d better bulk up, because nobody likes bony girls. If you’re chubby, you’d better slim down, because nobody likes…

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I mentioned in my last blog post about how play is important for everyone. I mean, who can live day-by-day simply working on their to-do list, but never finding time to relax? I certainly cannot! It may not be daily, but at least once a week I find time for a coping mechanism that helps…

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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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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…