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.
I journey through healing from eating disorders and learning body positivity, self-acceptance, and compassion through feminism, Buddhism, and the 12 steps.
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.
I illustrate the heartbreaking, but beautiful journey that lead to me getting sober from drugs and alcohol through finding a spiritual solution to fill my God-sized hole.
The death of my grandmother lead to a connection with God, sobering up, and learning radical acceptance.