The Power in Pain

The Power in Pain

But suddenly you’re ripped into being alive. And life is pain, and life is suffering, and life is horror, but my god you’re alive and its spectacular. - Joseph Campbell

We're all afraid of pain. We have to override every natural instinct that tells us to run from it. Running from pain is the natural thing to do.

Sitting with pain, and learning from pain, is counter-intuitive. It feels …. painful and shitty and gut-wrenching and heart-breaking.  We don't like it. 

I tried for a long time to run from pain. That's what I knew. I had lots of coping mechanisms to help me.  Food restriction, control, and working myself into the ground - to name a few.



 

Are You Good Enough?

Are You Good Enough?

I haven’t taken many selfies lately. Why?

Because I haven’t looked good, that’s why.

I’m vain. And I’m afraid.

Not because I think you’re shallow. But because I think we all are.

Here is the truth. I don’t have it all together.

NO ONE HAS IT ALL TOGETHER.

How Can I Trust My Body When Food Feels So Scary?

How Can I Trust My Body When Food Feels So Scary?

We have become scared of our bodies.We have become scared of food. We have a horrific good food/bad food phenomenon going in Western culture.
 
We have access to such a rich variety of nutritious and wonderful food. We also have access to a whole lot of media, studies and articles telling us what’s ‘bad’ and what’s ‘good’.