community, self help

Me and Brené: Cultivating Gratitude and Joy

This time is a repeatedly difficult time for me. Two weeks ago I filed a Motion to Enforce Litigants Rights with the family court. It was delivered to opposing counsel. They didn’t accept it. It was delivered again last Tuesday, a day after they needed to receive it according to the court calendar. I assume… Continue reading Me and Brené: Cultivating Gratitude and Joy

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community, mental health, self help

To Have Faith and Courage While Being Afraid

Earlier this week a California judge ordered that actress Kelly Rutherford’s two young children be returned to the United States after an appallingly bad decision from another judge that the children be ripped from their mother and only known caregiver to go live with their German father in France because his visa had expired. If… Continue reading To Have Faith and Courage While Being Afraid

community, mental health, self help

Me and Brené, Cultivating a Resilient Spirit

For the last couple of months I have noticed some unhealthy patterns in my daily routine. Not going to the gym, at all. Allowing myself a lot of “treats” because I “deserved it”. Spending too much time in the bathroom because I’d get caught up in Facebook. The behavior that bothered me the most was… Continue reading Me and Brené, Cultivating a Resilient Spirit

health, sexual assault

Reclaiming My Body After Sexual Violence

I am so inspired by the things I read about women who are not only reclaiming their own voice and bodies. I am even more moved by women who are going a step further into vulnerability by helping other women do the same. I was blown away the first time I met Emily May, founder… Continue reading Reclaiming My Body After Sexual Violence

community, health

Me and Brené, Cultivating Self Compassion

I have been avoiding writing about this guidepost for two weeks now. Why? Because it is probably my biggest struggle. Today we look at "Cultivating Self Compassion: Letting Go of Perfectionism." I have never researched it but maybe having an eating disorder leads you to the expectation of “perfect” and unattainable goals in all areas… Continue reading Me and Brené, Cultivating Self Compassion