Giving Myself Permission to Eat

January 12, 2012
I have always used food to shut myself up I remember a day when I was 21, and I was in a relationship that was a really poor fit for me  I thought to myself, I have to keep myself really quite small to fit into the box that this person has me in Well, folks, I hate to have to admit to you myself - I have been in a poor-fit-relationship with myself for much longer than that and this box is suffocating me I am in that box and I have always ... keep reading

On Loving What Is

January 11, 2012
After yesterday's post about grieving your body fantasy, I spent the whole day thinking about what I was left with  For example, you decide to let go of the person that you spent twenty-thirty-forty-some-odd years wishing desperately that you could become, what do you do next Though it was well received by you guys (THANK YOU), I felt like it was kind of a downer Yes She's not going to run in a scoop me up and make me the prettiest girl in the ... keep reading

Grieving the Loss of Your Body Fantasy

January 10, 2012
I am going to asume that I was not the only little kid, teenager, or, adult to fantasize about what it would be like to live in a body that wasn't the one that I was living in The body that I imagined myself in was effortlesly thin She was so gorgeous, and her skin was always clear She wore clothing like they were gracing her with their presence, as though they had just fallen onto her body looking that perfect and pulled together It wasn't ... keep reading

Learning to Love YOU More: Intermediate Self-Love

January 05, 2012
This is the excitement phase The fuck you I love my body and I don't give a shit what you say phase The growth spurt phase The glorious after-effect of realizing that there is a better way to live phase In short, this is the time where you have made the decision to love your body, have worked to surround yourself with positive influences, and you are skipping around with joy in your new-found freedom This is the best time But, even though ... keep reading

Self-Love for Beginners

January 03, 2012
In order to be succesful in learning how to love yourself - you need help You will be the most succesful and the least isolated if you find a way to surround yourself with allies and role models Understandably, not everyone has acces to people like this in their daily life, but, luckily, enormously gorgeous online support networks are being built stronger every single day I encourage you to think about those people who inspire you, those ... keep reading