For some peppermint is an aroma, an oil a flavoring, an essence utilized sparingly. For a compulsive overeater such thoughts embroil the mind which sees red and white candy exclusively. Is this essentially different, so outlandish as to be a […]Continue reading »
Nothing Normal About It
Wake up, get on the scales before breakfast, naked. Eat the breakfast you serve the family. Garb a cappuccino and apple fritter on your way to work, dump trash at recycling center a couple blocks from work. Run in and […]Continue reading »
Thank You for Believing in Me.
Thank you for not judging g promise in me, for not taking your cues from me, seeing the miserable, lonely wretch I knew. Thank you for seeing me in terms of weight, dress size, for the dangling flap below my […]Continue reading »
Every man has his own courage, but is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s easy to be intimidated by others, to admire what you see, to feel less than. We […]Continue reading »
Five Stages of Grief
Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and finally, thankfully, Acceptance. I didn’t get sober because I reached Acceptance, I got sober because I knew if I didn’t stop drinking, I would die. And, there was a part of me that was stubborn […]Continue reading »