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Confessions of a Binge Eater

I sit at my desk at the corner of vulnerability and exasperation. This year as everyone starts their weight loss resolution, I start a resolution to have a healthy relationship with food. You see I’m a binge eater. While I put on a smiling face in public and seem to have my life somewhat together, I’m…… Continue reading Confessions of a Binge Eater

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Loss & Found: An Open Letter to Myself

Dear Janelle, I’m so happy you have found the time to sit down and reflect 2016. I’m also more than proud you’ve set your goals for the upcoming year and I’m confident you will meet them. I want to share somethings you’ve done in the past that’s not been positive and has hindered your journey.…… Continue reading Loss & Found: An Open Letter to Myself

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Shonda says: It’s the Year of Yes

Then it came to me…what if I just said yes? I say no to things frequently. Yes sometimes it’s laziness, but for the most part it’s fear. Fear I’m not enough. Fear I don’t have outside validation. Fear I’m going to fall on my face in failure and embarrassment. Fear of I reach my goal and then what?