Monthly Archives: July 2012

Do Not Become Anything

A quote from one of my favorite teachers. I did not have the privilege of meeting Ajahn Chah while he was alive but his words are very much alive and relevant. His teachings were always simple and straightforward. “Do not … Continue reading

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Judgment as a Driver

In the past, imbedded in my drive to stay free of complications, was an element of judgment–judging and comparing myself to others who I deemed had “failed” in their diabetes care. Bringing awareness to that subtle judgment has been a … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself or Ask for Help?

I open with a pivotal incident that sheds light on my self-image as a person with diabetes. I’m re-examining this image. When my oldest son was a teenager, we went to a huge mall and looked high and low for … Continue reading

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Why Reflect on the Foods We Ate in Childhood?

Our memories about food are the foundation for all our food issues, or non-issues (there are some folks who don’t have issues with food–there must be :). An affectionate, friendly curiosity uncovers the feelings than underlie choices. It isn’t necessary … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of Macaroni and Cheese

White carbs and processed cheese-what could be better? Just about anything of course, but if you grew up in the 60’s and 70’s, the heyday of “labor saving” processed foods, white elbow macaroni baked with sliced cheese was one of … Continue reading

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Shame and Illness

I think shame is a key unspoken, unexplored factor in how we deal with illness. I listened to 2 great TED talks from Brene Brown about shame and vulnerability. Her first talk on vulnerability went viral and she followed with … Continue reading

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Recovery is as much about living fully as it is about healing whatever physical part of us needs healing. I believe recovery is more about emotional healing than about physical healing. Physical healing (in some form-not always the form we … Continue reading

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