Is Obesity the Worst Disease?

Is Obesity the Worst Disease?

The television series, "This is Us" has sucked me in. I love it for the same reason many people do; the writers facilitate a discussion about issues that resonate with our culture. Race and sibling/parent relationships are at the forefront of the conversation and--interestingly enough--the show takes a very candid look at what it feels like to be overweight in a thin-obsessed society. One of the main characters, Kate, is an obese woman who attends OA meetings and discusses her insecurity Continue reading

Bottom Down, Belly Up!

Bottom Down, Belly Up!

Our failures and weaknesses do not define us. Our broken hearts are not the end of the story. If we are willing to endure, our shattered dreams are the birth pains on the pathway to hope. Enduring, however, takes strength. And many times I just don't have any. For some odd reason, I am slow to process events and emotions. Where others react and retort, I simmer and internalize. Where some articulate and cuss, I try to measure my words. The reason for this is that my brain is slowly Continue reading

When Anxiety Sears, Listen, Learn, & Let Go

When Anxiety Sears, Listen, Learn, & Let Go

I walked with a purpose. My goal was to get somewhere quiet and stop the pounding heart from rattling around in my rib-cage. My thoughts raced but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't shut them down. Like a volcano, they were erupting all around me with heat and fire—singeing my skin and refusing to be extinguished. Anxiety, the mother of all that burns. It's easy to say to someone with anxiety, "Don't worry so much." But at its core, those words signify a blatant ignorance for what anxious Continue reading