Coping

What IDPD means to me

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In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, I’d like to share with you the story of someone very important to me and why I recognize not only this day, but every other day, as a day to celebrate the inclusion of persons with disabilities. I must preface this blog with a “bear with me” as I am quite passionate about this subject and indebted to its content.

My brother was born with Cerebral Palsy.

Digesting the Indigestible

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TRIGGER WARNING: the following material may be triggering for some individuals. Please read with caution. 

Everyday life comes to us in the way of a “meal”, asking us to digest and metabolize the daily events, excreting what doesn’t work, and assimilating what does. 

What happens when the life event, is too heavy, too big, to digest in a day, month, year or even decade?

Never Give Up On Recovery

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When my grandmother was 80 years old, she was a ‘quit smoking’ expert - she quit more times than most people have cooked lunches. She eventually quit and lived to the ripe old age of 98 - a prime example of never quitting.

Toxic Self-Judgement

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Something that has always been super important for me and my experience of growth and acceptance has been working on my cycle of toxic self-judgment. I know that sounds wordy so let me explain.

Turning Struggle into Strength: Breaking the Mental Health Stigma

                          

I truly thought I would die feeling the way I always felt: addicted to food, hating my body, and truly thinking it was all my fault. It made perfect sense in my struggling. self-hating mind. I was the one binge eating. I was the one unable to maintain a “good weight.” I was failing to meet any of my expectations.

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