This is my body. It’s the only one I’ve been given. It’s the only vessel (that I know of) my spirit and soul will ever live inside of. And… I don’t ever intend on altering it with plastic surgery to make myself feel a false sense of confidence in my outer appearance. You see… For… Continue reading This is My Body
One of my favorite movies is about a man hired to use a dream machine to plant an idea into the mind of another man... It’s called Inception. In one scene you find Leonardo DiCaprio (he’s the one hired to plant the idea) and his colleagues in a room full of sleeping people who are… Continue reading Inception
Okay... Today, I hit the decade mark of losing 100 lbs! So... What does it mean to me to look at the girl on the left, the young woman on the right and the woman in the middle? Well... To me the three make up a cultivated lifestyle of restoration and freedom. When I finished… Continue reading A Decade in the Making
Since the age of 6, I've struggled with one core thing... The fear of being alone... Deep within the core of me, I began to believe a lie... And that lie told me, "Because of the weight I continued to gain, I would never be enough... I would never be pretty enough... I would never… Continue reading Alone and Lied To…
Just recently I had a conversation with a friend about health and fitness... Knowing the journey I've been on in life with my weight, image and overall approach to health, she asked if I had "gained a better understanding" of what it means to gain our confidence from within... I thought about it for a… Continue reading Loving My Body…
Being honest with myself is a treasure... Sometimes I fear that I'm not honest enough... That I hide things from myself in order to protect me from reality... Other times I think I'm too honest with myself... Too hard on me... Too real with the person that I am... And not focused enough on the… Continue reading The Woman I Want to Be….
I think it’s time to talk about some of the things I feel ashamed for… The things that make me human… The things that I believe in my mind will disappear one day but never seem too… The fact that I’ve allowed food to be an enemy and a friend… The fact that it never should’ve been… Continue reading Food for Thought
In a perfect world.... no in a complete and well-functioning world.... a world that looked at people with love rather than judgement and hate.... well I believe we really wouldn't care about money and all of the things it can buy us... I had this thought last night.... and most of it came from a… Continue reading What are You Leaving Behind?
Why is it that we care so much about the physical..... our bodies and what we can see and touch? I've asked myself this question before.... and here I am with it again. Since experiencing death, I've learned that the body really is just a shell... our vehicle here on planet Earth. It's what disguises… Continue reading It’s Just a Body
It fascinates me how much we care about the physical... how much we care about the way we look, our clothes, cars, jobs and houses. It's truly something else. Since dad's been gone, we haven't been to visit his gravesite at all... and honestly, I don't plan on going at all. He's not there. His… Continue reading Stuff…