Loving this body is a work in progress

I have never loved my body the way I should. My battle between what I see and what others see is one that I am continually fighting and often losing. I have been unkind to my body by overeating and starving it; by exercising too much or refusing to move at all; by finding its failures and overlooking its successes. I have punished it for simply surviving.

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How to shame spiral in 30 seconds or less (this is not a success story)

It always begins in the same way - and by that, I mean that I am doing something perfectly normal and routine, and the guilt hits me out of nowhere. The shame, the anxiety, the horror, the reliving and reimagining over and over again of a situation or event...and it comes out of nowhere. Today's…