Redefining your relationship with food and body in times of uncertainty.

One thing that has surfaced during this whole process is I’ve been questioning my relationship with food and body more. When I received the diagnosis of breast cancer, my first response was to look at my diet and go into this mindset that I need to go on a cleanse, detox, cut out certain foods, take supplements, and find the most right diet to heal cancer.

Wait a minute. How many people do I know who have been diagnosed with cancer who eat healthy, exercise, and live a fairly balanced life? Actually, in my case, most of the people I know who have cancer have been people I consider to be ‘healthy’. So if that is not the sure fire way to stop cancer from occurring or to heal my diagnosis than why am I trying to put so much focus on this and in the meantime making myself feel more anxious and more deprived?

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A new outlook on addiction and recovery.

Today I have a much different understanding about why alcohol and drugs had such an impact on me. When I was young my parents used to warn me to be careful with alcohol and my drinking because they believed that alcoholism was genetic. Knowing that my whole immediate family has had challenges with substance abuse it would be very reasonable to believe it was simply genetics and unfortunately my immediate family got the bad gene.

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The transformative power of yoga

In time my body starting tuning into it’s own intelligence, I got stronger and my body began to wake up. Because really this is what this practice is about, it’s about waking up on a physical, emotional and soul level. It’s impossible to separate these aspects of our being. So to change, realign, inform and move one part of our being is to do this to all aspects of our being.

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Dear Joy, I want to assure you....

You are not your addictions or your fears. You are not your eating challenges. What you believe about your body is not who you are. 

You are not irresponsible, incapable, unlovable, tragic, bad, defective, dysfunctional, wrong, sick, or weak.

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