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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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Kathie Powell
Helpful things to say a friend who is grieving

Helpful things to say a friend who is grieving

Grievers hear their loved ones say these things that aren’t helpful and are often hurtful without that being their intent.  But we all know the road to hell is paved with good intensions.  I have been that loving friend who tried to make it better (I’m a fixer), take away the pain and move onto to something else. “Don’t be sad it’s over, be happy it happened” Dear Lord …I was that person…no griever ever needs to hear that!! I never realized that I wasn’t helping at all. 

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