Lie Four: Weighing 140 Will Make Her Happy

As a young child, she never really thought about weight.  She knew she was not the smallest in her class, but she wasn’t the biggest either. At age nine was the first time she heard the word diet in relation to her weight. He doctor wanted her to lose weight and he doctor did not…

Baggage

We all carry things around in our life that effect us in unexpected ways. Baggage. Emotional crud. History. Whatever you want to call it- it exists for the majority of people. And one thing that we all forget is that we don’t have the same baggage. Some people’s baggage is purple. Others is polka dotted….

Getting It Back Together

Not everyday is easy. There are plenty of ups and downs in life. And each of those downs gives us an opportunity to get it back together.Now- maybe you’re wondering ‘why is she saying we get an opportunity to get it back together-wouldn’t it just be easier to get it right the first time’? Well…

Lie Three: She’s Too Emotional

This lie. This lie began somewhere around age five. At the time when school started and being compared to others began. She was the tender hearted little kid. The one who was hurt too often and cried more than she should. So she started to bury it- to bury her feelings- because being too emotional…

Stay Weird

I have this thing for t-shirts with sayings. From a shirt that says Happy Holla-Days to ones that remind me to Be Brave-I find myself gravitating towards items like this. And today- I got a shirt that reminded me to Stay Weird. And I will caveat this- I am plenty of people’s normal- but I…

Lie Two: She’s Not Pretty

This lie started with some cruel little girls. The “mean girls” in her class. The girls that, in all likelihood, have no idea just what they did to her but they were the start of her second lie- that she’s not pretty. That she is not beautiful. At age eight- she remembers the constant ridicule…

The Independent One

Today- I would like to share the story of something that happened over a decade ago that still has a great impact on me today. I don’t think I’ve told this story before (so humor me if I have). I was 16 and had first period science. It was a normal class, except we had…

Why I Can’t Be “Just Friends” Anymore

My heart and my head have been battling each other lately. They have been battling over the fact that I could get a friendship back- if I was fine with being “just friends”. My head says that it was a good friendship, that I miss having a friend who seemed to really get me. My…

Lie One: No One Will Ever Love Her

Welcome to my “The Lies She Tells Herself Series”.  This is lie number one and it is a big one to deal with.  It is a lie that so many women (and potentially men) can relate to-but for most of us- this is just a lie we tell ourselves. Lie One: No One Will Ever…

The Lies She Tells Herself: A Series

I have been hesitant to do anything on this blog that is on the lines of fiction, not because I dislike fiction-but because I am not sure it fits on this blog. However, I also have been contemplating a series that will have autobiographical parts, but will also have a few sections that are not…

Not Everyone’s Meant to be Skinny

In a world where skinny is what people want- it is hard to not be one of those people that will ever fit the role. Not because of the fact that it is physically impossible (because let’s face it- most people could be super skinny if they went at it hard enough), but because of…