Addiction

How to Practice Yoga & Mindfulness… The WRONG Way

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A lesson in how to practice yoga and mindfulness, or at least how NOT to... When I began practicing yoga, I was admittedly slow to embrace the mental and spiritual components. It was only after noticing how the breathing exercises instantly calmed my ever-racing brain that I thought: Huh, maybe there is something to this spiritualty, ...

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The Struggle with Invisible Addictions

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The term addiction used to instantly make me think of an episode of Intervention. I aligned the term strictly with chemical dependencies, and having a family history of alcoholism solidified this limited perspective. In hindsight, I also avoided expanding my perceived scope of addiction because it might mean I was an addict. That was unacceptable. That ...

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Life with an Eating Disorder – Tackling the Taboo

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Pulling back the curtain and letting you see the (wo)man behind the Wizard of Oz is not an easy step for me. Owning my story, especially the part in which I developed an eating disorder, is truthfully, one of the hardest things I have ever done. I say this having lived through two Category 4+ hurricanes, one of which resulted in losing all of my belongings, so please trust it is not an expression I use lightly. 

My truth is no longer something I choose to hide. I choose to embrace it and share the lessons I have learned from it.

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