All tagged childhood trauma

Unlearning Adulthood: The Truth About Time Outs

If time outs were redesigned as opportunities to come back to ourselves, to really think about our actions holistically—not as “good” or “bad”, “right”, or “wrong,” but whether our actions really align with who we are as humans, then maybe they’d stick around past adolescence.  If the timeout matured with us into adulthood, we may not fear moments in elevators, being first to the party, last on the yoga mat, alone on train, because time, out, alone would no longer be a symbol of wrongdoing.  A timeout would be sacred.

How to Love Your Body

 We are never taught how to love the temporary state of our bodies, but we forget: every state is temporary.  So, I start with a hastily crafted apology.

Dear Body,

I'm sorry for all the names I call you, and times you make me cry.  I know you want to do good by me.  So do I.  Truce? 

xoxo

Amy

In order to find peace with the current state of my body, I have to find some perspective, through the body dysmorphia crippling my rational mind.