I'm Kate. I used to not eat. I had Anorexia Nervosa and got very sick and hated my life. A few years ago I began a recovery process, which I believe is a lifelong deal. I'm still in the process of healing my mind, body, and spirit, and there are a lot of things that help me do this. Here is a short list!
-Buddhist Mindfulness practice, meditation, Radical Acceptance, praying, the Psalms
-Food. Lots of it. Mostly only the delicious kind.
-Exercise. Lots of it. Mostly only the fun kind. A jezziefriend called it Slayer Training, which I joyfully stole. If you don't know what this means, don't worry. If you do, I love you.
-Therapy (still. I think it might never end.)
-Having good friends and family, both IRL and on the wonderwebs (*trademark, my brother.)
-12 Step recovery principles (but I am not a Big Book Thumper, so please don't be afraid.)
This will be a place for me to dump copious amounts of recipes (the good and the bad), talk about spirituality and what I learn in my weekly sitting group, repost inspiring and awesome quotes and stories, and share ridiculous and/or obscene pictures, gifs, and assorted other whatnots. That's how I roll. I hope you will enjoy.
Ask me anything
I just got a phone call from the grandmother/guardian of one of my teenage boys, and she wanted to let me know that our last session had a big impact on him. He came home and wanted to talk about forgiveness and personal responsibility and trust and love and all kinds of Important Topics, which is pretty unusual for a 15 year old boy. She said that the talk they ended up having was really special and helpful for their relationship (which has been turbulent), and she attributed it to my work with the kid. And that’s all she wanted to say. It’s funny because when my phone rang I kind of tensed up, like “what NOW?” and it was this incredibly sweet and validating thing. Being a therapist isn’t always a party, but sometimes it’s very fulfilling.
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