Aug

04

Lessons from Depression

I always hesitate to discuss my ongoing story with depression because I always strive to serve others with this blog, and sometimes I can’t see how sharing my personal pain would help you. But having an open discussion about depression is probably one of the best things to encourage in our society, as myths, misconceptions, […]

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Jul

28

July Self-Care: How to Surrender

Things work out if we surrender.   Surrendering is quite possibly the most difficult, and therefore worthwhile, thing that I do. Surrendering does not mean giving up or failing – it means placing what you most want to control into the hands of something you believe in. For me, that can be trust in my […]

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Jun

24

The WFL Step 12 Update: Trapped in Dietland

I spend way too much time thinking about weight loss. Wondering when it’s going to happen, what I can do better, what I’m not doing well, if I’m doomed to being slightly overweight forever, blah blah blah. It’s a tremendous waste of time and energy, but there it is. It’s important for me to be […]

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May

09

Thursday Thought: How Do I Love What I Was?

While I was writing the post Why I Love My Stretch Marks, a thought hit me while I was looking through old photos. I write so much about self-love, but I didn’t actually love a part of myself – my past self. The one that ate her emotions, felt she had no self-worth, and stayed […]

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May

05

Why I Love My Stretch Marks

Taking a quick break from the Whole Foods Ladder to write about a sudden thought that hit me last week. Sometimes I get so excited or moved by writing something that I just need to drop everything and go with the flow. I love my stretch marks. It’s an odd statement, I know. And for […]

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Apr

29

The WFL Step 7: Address Emotional Cravings

The Takeaway: For many of us, significant emotional healing has to happen before, or in tandem with, physical healing. Resisting emotions creates resistance in other aspects of a healthy life. Actions: I. Get uncomfortable and explore your emotions II. Answer emotional cravings with self-love III. Get a Buddy! The Back Story: I didn’t know how […]

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Mar

31

10 Steps to Overcome Emotional Cravings

When I’m in the throes of an emotional craving, it is difficult for me to practice healthy, mindful eating. I try and do that for every meal, but when I’m really struggling with emotional eating or emotional cravings, these 12 steps are how I work through the rough times in order to enjoy the great […]

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Mar

07

The WFL Step 2: Kate’s Update & Roasted Carrots(!)

Things are getting much better this week in terms of me & my body image. I’m not feeling guilty or worried over the amount of carbs I’ve eaten, and when I look in the mirror I think about how I am worthy of love and how I can give love to others. My eyes still […]

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Feb

23

WFL Step 0: Glass Case of Emotion (Kate’s Update)

I’m feeling a bit silly as I write this, but that is totally ok because I need more silliness in my life. I constantly take things way to seriously, or at least overthink them. Does anyone know how to turn off your brain and just be? I’ve been working to change the way I narrate […]

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Nov

18

Breaking Open

Sometimes I can’t learn from my mistakes right away. Often when it comes to food & emotional eating, not to mention healing and finally weight loss, I have to make several mistakes before it really sinks in. I used to get really upset with myself about this, “Ugh! Didn’t this happen the last time? Why […]

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