The greatest magic trick we know for our body is how to make it disappear. Eat less or throw up what you ate. Try all the latest diet craze and make it slumber party talk with your girls. Don’t go out to parties, and if you do, don’t wear bright colors, form fitting outfits, and be sure to not take pictures. The challenge is always, how little of you can be allowed to exist?
“unconditional love is love that is accountable, and hold you accountable” Tiq Milan
I think we can all agree that 2016 has been a challenging year, natural disasters wreaking Havoc on countries, to Native Americans fighting for access to clean water, to Syrians … Continue Reading Things We Should Leave in 2016
The Phoenix has always been my favorite mythical creature, for it represents rebirth, hope, re-invention. Though we all know that the Phoenix dies by bursting in flames, what is less known, … Continue Reading Why You Should Be More Like The Phoenix: Finding Hope in Darkness
There comes a time in your adulthood when you meet your parents as if for the first time again. It’s like a shock, a jolt into a different dimension when … Continue Reading On Loving Our Parents. Day 29 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“You’re surprisingly eloquent” “You’re beautiful for a dark skinned girl” “You don’t look like an African. That’s good”. “I don’t usually date fat girls, but I’ve always wanted to try … Continue Reading Do Not Go Where You Are Not Wanted: Day 26 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“If you don’t love yourself, nobody else is going to love you”. I bought into this idea right from the moment I began my self-compassion journey, because right around that … Continue Reading Home is By You: Day 24 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion.
I have an ex, whom during our relationship I resented. Or I guess a better words for it is envied. I envied him a lot. The ease with which he … Continue Reading Philophobia, or The Art of Running From Love: Day 22 #31DaysofSelfCompassion
At a Jewish funeral, the deceased’s closest relatives are supposed to tear off their clothes or wear a ribbon that is ripped apart. This symbolizes the fact that when we … Continue Reading On Crafting a New Identity: Day 16 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“I’m afraid he will leave me if I’m no longer a problem to solve” This is what I found in my journal from a few years ago, about my then … Continue Reading What’s Your Prophecy? Day 14 of #31daysofSelfCompassion
“You are beautiful” “You are worthy” “You are strong” These are the words my friend used to ask me to repeat to myself everyday, while looking in the mirror. I … Continue Reading The Truth About Positive Affirmations: Day 13 of #31DayofSelfCompassion
My hands start to sweat, my fingers clench in a fist, my chest feels heavy and I have a knot in my throat, then then start to feel so nauseous … Continue Reading Querencia: The Sacred Pause Where You Take Back Control. Day 12 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
All the years of eating disorders lasted so long because I didn’t know how to sit with my pain, how to befriend my discomfort. Some people do drugs, others abuse … Continue Reading Sometimes, Life Just Sucks and That’s That: Day 7 of #31DaysOfSelfCompassion
I even remember going shopping once so I could get clothes in the favorite color of a guy I was trying to impress. Don’t judge me. I was young and … Continue Reading Losing Yourself To Find Yourself: Day 6 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King Jr. This is the quote that is the most shared every time a black person becomes a … Continue Reading Love is The Answer to Oppression: Day 4 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
“Your love makes me miserable”. These are words that I will never forget, words said to me by an ex as he broke up with me. Until then I had … Continue Reading For the Love of Love: Day 3 of #31Daysof SelfCompassion