Trauma-Informed Approach to AA's Step Four

Trauma-Informed Approach to AA's Step Four

Sitting down, pen in hand, it’s hard to work through trauma in a fourth-step when “what’s your part?” is swirling around in your head. Don’t get me wrong, it’s very important to examine our part in things, but when it comes to trauma, this is not the approach that works with any sort of gentleness. Instead, it’s helpful to focus on the truth of the matter.

Restrictive Diets Suck; Here are My Hangups with Overeaters Anonymous

 Restrictive Diets Suck; Here are My Hangups with Overeaters Anonymous

I address my concern with restriction and deprivation as a means of eating disorder recovery and share my featured letter from today's "Love, Food" podcast episode by Julie Duffy Dillon, registered dietician. 

Exploring the Meaning of "Grace"

Exploring the Meaning of "Grace"

What thoughts and images are conjured up for you when I say the word “grace?”

For me, it’s a sense of love, a warm hug, and a release from worry. It’s kindness and forgiveness that’s extended by a higher power. Maybe it doesn’t necessarily ease the pain, but it makes life a little more tolerable by reminding me that I’m fundamentally okay, my okayness is untouchable by the world. I’m not broken or irredeemable because I am in fact worthy of love. I often need these sort of reminders.