Suffer, the Caretakers of the World

(Disclaimer: I am neither a psychologist, nor a mental health professional. The following is solely my personal opinion.) Are you a caretaker? No? Doesn’t sound familiar? What if I asked if you were a people-pleaser? Sound a bit closer to home? No? Maybe this...

When Failure is Actually a Win

There’s a slew of clichés about how when one door closes another opens, essentially propping up a disappointed you or I by promising hope. But I do (even if reluctantly) have to say there is sometimes a kernel of truth in every cliché.

How Superior is What’s on Your Plate?

Warning: I may rant in this post. Today I’d like to talk about food stigma. Good foods. Bad foods. Healthy foods. Junk foods. Clean foods. Blah blah blah blather. Do you stigmatize your food? Do you carry with you a mental list of what is good and bad to eat?...
Fat, Pain and Tolerance

Fat, Pain and Tolerance

When we live with pain in our lives, not the type that ebbs and flows, but the type that stays with us, day in and day out, never causing too much strife, staying below the level of intolerable, we learn how to make it normal. We stop sensing the danger that it indicates because it hasn’t really inconvenienced us just yet.

My Amazing Body

My Amazing Body

In the middle of the night a bit more than a week ago, amidst great bouts of dull pain, I would begin a journey demonstrating just how awesome my body is.