Tweet “How did you do that?” I asked my therapist. How was she able to show me a different perspective, one that was filled with compassion and understanding while my point of view was filled with judgment and scorn? “I made a...Read more
It takes tremendous strength to observe oneself and seek the appropriate assistance through this challenging experience called life.
Tweet Instead of looking away, I let my gaze stay there with hers. No one said a word. It was scary ground to walk on but I felt brave that day. Brave because I was so afraid she would see something inside of me. Something that would prove I...Read more
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Tweet Nine months have passed since the last time my friend and I have met over coffee. We caught up, shared stories, setbacks and progress. Most of all we talked about mindfulness. We were both trying to get into the groove — me, for the...Read more
Tweet No epiphanies. No clear moments of insight. No one hundred-eighty degree, life-altering changes. Whatever is happening, it is subtle. Even minute. But I’ve realized that even these tiny shifts are not to be taken for granted. They are...Read more
Tweet As you know, I’m a great fan of sharing projects, goals and accountability. Everything — from my 545 mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to my journey as an amateur boxer towards the Golden Gloves — have brought a...Read more
Tweet He told me that I have a soul, How does he know? What spirit came to move my life? Is there another way to go? – Les Miserables – What Have I Done (Valjean’s Soliloquy) I bit my lip. It was the only thing I could think...Read more
Tweet Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” – Sonia Ricotti We sit with our legs crossed on the couch, our forearms resting on our knees, palms up. We look like we are meditating with our eyes closed, but...Read more
By virtue of diagnosis, you are not alone. We struggle together and within that collective struggle, yes, there is a fight within us.
Tweet “Amanda,” my therapist asks, “what are you trying to tell me? You know I’m committed to working on this. What is it that you’re trying to say?” “I have all these voices in my head. I call them...Read more
Recovery for me? Well, I’m just starting to understand that my journey is not a failure. I’m starting to realize who I am: I’m someone who struggles… yet moves forward anyway. They are both a part of my identity. That’s the dialectic. I’m not passively waiting around for a cure or to magically get better. I’m doing what’s necessary to push me forward. Sometimes that’s all you can ask for.