Metaphor & Visualization for Understanding ED

“There is a good reason, maybe many good reasons, why you have issues around food. Honour and respect your eating disorder as a way you have devised, early in life, for taking care of yourself. You didn’t know any other way at the time.” – Anonymous Part of recovery is getting your toes wet and learning […]

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Incorporating the “Health at Every Size” Attitude

“The Health at Every Size (HAES) approach to eating and weight issues differs from a conventional treatment model in its emphasis on self-acceptance and healthy day-to-day behaviours, whether weight changes or not. Letting go of the goal of weight loss has made HAES controversial in a society where the pursuit of thinness in individuals with eating disorders, and find it hypocritical […]

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Think for Yourself: Ernst Cassirer

  Think for Yourself, is my version of an ideal conversation starter. Flow & Headway’s ‘TFY’ are posts intended for one to reflect and perceive life (viability beyond and other than) what mass and social media persuade us to believe and value– and how it affects our behaviour. It is a considerable opposition to cultural conformity– a passage dedicated to the progress […]

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The Short on Stress

       Stress can be a soul-sucking brute. When a person’s stress advances and continues untamed– it can inflict a person with both mental and physical impairment. Although, I will not go into full detail of how stress has the ability to overcome a person– there is plenty of research out there for one […]

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Dear Fear,… I guess I can say, I love you.

If you haven’t noticed, there are endless ’10 step tips’  and ‘quotes’ of how to embrace your fears. The obvious one, which under most circumstances barely makes me move an inch, is “embrace your fears!” This ‘powerful’ quote is just one example of an over-used mantra uttered by many inspirational gurus. However, one blogger whom I […]

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A slam poem; dedicated to a dear friend.

“When we are learning the world, we know things we cannot say how we know. When we are relearning the world in the aftermath of a loss, we feel things we had almost forgotten, old things, beneath the seat of reason. […] When we talk about love, we go back to the start, to pinpoint […]

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The value of storytelling; Captain Maria Popova and her sailing ship

The Value of a Great Storyteller “At a time when information is increasingly cheap and wisdom increasingly expensive, this gap is where the modern storyteller’s value lives. I think of it this way: Information is having a library of books on shipbuilding. Knowledge applies that to building a ship. Access to the information — to […]

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The Power of Slam Poetry; from Nineteen Year Old, Lee Mokobe

Lee Mokobe Slam poetry “about what it feels like to be transgender” Posted June 2015 on Ted Talks, TEDWomen2015 Watch her powerful performance here. Highly recommended. The first time I uttered a prayer was in a glass-stained cathedral. I was kneeling long after the congregation was on its feet, dip both hands into holy water, […]

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Captured & Hidden; A Glimpse of Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier’s ten thousand breathtaking photographs, captured from the 1950’s to the 1990’s, were all discovered in 2007, at a storage facility auction in Chicago. Lost and never intended to be found, Vivian’s negatives were fruitful, nonetheless, mysterious. She was a tenacious artist, with graceful brilliance. An artist content with anonymity, uniquely for her memories.  A woman […]

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