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Kathie Powell
Mirrors are just glass

Mirrors are just glass

To my 5-year-old self… Dearest one, I want you to know you it was okay to be curious about what you looked like and to even be pleased with your own unique reflection when you looked in the mirror.  There is nothing wrong with you.  Remember you are so much more than what you look like. You are your thoughts, your dreams, your laughing, your crying and your hopes. You are love and you are loved.  You don’t have to apologize for who you are and what you look like. You are enough. I love you.   Mirrors are just...

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Kathie Powell
The ending of a long term relationship with the scale

The ending of a long term relationship with the scale

Trigger Warning: Discussing Eating Disorder, Disordered Eating and Body Dysmorphia.  There were many years me and the scale met several times a day. When I got up, after a run or exercised to excess, if I ate something, after going to the bathroom, before bed…it controlled how my day would start and end. It controlled my life.  At the age of 12 I had developed disordered eating. Around the age of 19 I developed a full-blown eating disorder. (Back then I didn’t know I had an eating disorder all I knew was shame).  I had body dysmorphia. I had lost...

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Kathie Powell
Tis the season

Tis the season

This holiday season if you are missing someone or something its okay to talk about it or them.  Its okay to feel sad and its okay feel happy.  Its okay to search for meaning.  It’s okay to feel a bunch of emotions.  It’s important to be patient with your physical and emotional limits. It’s healthy to treasure your memories and to move towards your grief to healing. Its okay to have hope. 

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Kathie Powell
Legacy

Legacy

All that made me think of the wake we leave.  Our wakes don’t lie. Our wake is what we leave behind, its our record.  We as human beings have an awesome opportunity as we sail ahead in life. We can either sail through or plow through like a wrecking ball.  It’s a choice on how we live and love. Have you ever heard the phrase “Nature doesn’t hurry, yet everything is accomplished” Laozi. I used to be a wrecking ball…now I’m trying to be a gentle human creating a beautiful wake. Not hurrying but accomplishing my purpose.  I appreciate that...

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