Through guided mindfulness meditation I became aware that I was never broken and I don’t need to be fixed. I learned to love myself and have compassion for myself.
I learned how to have ease in my life…This did not come naturally to me at first!
I am a slim, healthy and athletic women, but 30 years ago I gained 100 pounds! This was a coping mechanism from past traumas. It clearly was not a healthy coping mechanism, but it made me numb. That’s how I survived!
I let go of those 100 pounds over 10 months. I used mindfulness practices to change my thoughts and my behavior. I let go of dieting. I learned how to accept myself as I am. I carefully researched and implemented new nutritional guidelines that stopped my triggers for compulsive over eating. I gradually developed a new relationship with food. A relationship of self kindness and self-love. I have been free of compulsive over eating for over 25 years! I enjoy food and eating with ease every day of my life now.
Through my brain injury experience, I learned mindfulness techniques that restored me to health, balance and ease.
It was not easy at first, but extreme pain makes us change!
I saw that if I didn’t accept and love myself I would never heal!