[source] If I’ve learned nothing else in the past year and a half of this journey to health, I’ve at least learned this: You cannot change the world by yourself. You cannot change yourself by yourself. For 13 years, I … Continue reading
I’ll admit it: I didn’t sing yesterday.
It’s been a very bad week, a week full of stress and bad tidings, thwarted plans, and exhaustion. It all caught up with me on Friday morning around 9:30 am…I was sitting in Starbucks (where I do my telecommuting) and drinking my usual green tea when I felt the overwhelming urge to sneeze…And then I realized that it wasn’t sneezing I needed to do. Suffice it to say, I lost my breakfast, and after that experience, I didn’t feel much like singing.
Is it illness or stress? I don’t know. I’ve never had such a strange experience. All I know is that I don’t want to repeat it again.
Part of the reason why this week was so difficult was because I felt like I needed to reach out and talk to someone, but didn’t have the energy. Have you ever had that experience? The intense desire to speak to someone–desperately, immediately speak to someone, anyone–coupled with the need to be alone–truly alone–and both at the same time? (I’m reminded in this instance of little kids who get upset and retreat to their rooms, making sure to cry extra loudly until someone comes to comfort them, just so they can say, “Go away!”)
I’m fortunate that I have been able to build a community of people who I can not only trust but also trust to reach out when they sense I need to talk. For those of you out there who know when ED (or his brothers stress & depression) is doing his darnedest to make a reappearance, I am incredibly grateful.
I also realize that many of you out there don’t yet feel like you have that support system. That you’re crying out for help or connection or a hug or the knowledge that someone understands, but still unable to speak your truth–because you’re not ready, because you don’t have a support system, because you’re afraid or ashamed…
I urge you to go and read this post by my friend Kelly at Fearless Nutrition. It might be the start of the mindset shift you need to be able to start speaking your truths and find the connection that you need to begin healing.
“We do not know our own stories before we begin to write them.”
A few weeks ago, I downloaded a new podcast on a whim, and as soon as I started listening, I knew immediately that the man on the other line was a necessary member of my karass.
Dr. Herby Bell is a chiropractic doctor–and a surfer, a member of the recovery community, and a fully tuned-in citizen of the universe–and the conversation we had on the Finding Our Hunger podcast today gets very deep.
We probably could have gone on talking for another several hours (at least), but there are so many great takeaways, whether you’re recovering from an addiction (or eating disorder) or just looking to tune in a little better to your own “being.”
Let’s take a look at how you pack your bags–and how you unpack them, and what that packing says about the narrative you’re writing for your life. Let’s dive into your detours and figure out how to turn them into milestones. Let’s listen for the common song that is our UNIverse, and learn how to whistle it as we continue down the path that we’re calling our journey.
Sound deep? It gets deeper.
Answer the question: Who do you think you think you are? And then:
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When I was a little girl, my mother and I played Cinderella. Every day. Cinderella became a huge part of the story I told myself. She became my secret identity. I realized something, talking to our podcast guest this week: … Continue reading
[SOURCE] You guys. Please, if you do nothing else today, GO LISTEN TO THE FINDING OUR HUNGER PODCAST. Seriously. Episode 013 is just. so. good. We talked with my friend Andrea Feucht of andreaworks.com, and it was just such a fantastically organic, … Continue reading
[SOURCE] This week’s podcast is short but sweet. Ito and I eschewed the interview and just unpacked our own bags. (And, trust me, after getting hit by a car, for example, we have a lot to unpack.) From pain to … Continue reading
It’s hard to get unstuck from bad habits, negative thought processes, and emotional triggers. Or, rather, it’s hard when you tell yourself it’s hard. I love the idea of becoming unstuck, of wrenching yourself free with the power of your … Continue reading