Friday, February 6, 2009

therapy stuff


ok so if you do more than look at the photos here you know i am in therapy. Tons of it. I really should be scary and damaged, but i really am not, i just got sick of my life being how it was and decided i needed to get off my ass and do something about it.
(yay go me!)
ok so my most recent "class" is about eating and food disorders. I was reading today and came across this. I thought it was very powerful so i wanted to share it and maybe someone out there will read it and it will help them out. Oddly this is from Marthaswewart.com first published may 2008. Here goes:
At the heart of Cameron's classes is a technique called "morning pages," in which you rise early and write three longhand pages of absolutely anything -no thinking, no worrying, no dieting. Although Cameron instructs her students to write freely, she says people often use morning pages as an emotional outlet, one they were accustomed to finding in food. "you take a look at your fear, anxiety, and nervousness directly instead of eating something to squelch it, " she says. "you don't need to focus on it; it will just come up. Morning pages are remarkable in how they get to the underside of what's bothering you. "
And the more you give voice to your emotions, the less you'll need food to keep your real feelings quiet. "When you do morning pages, " says Cameron, "you start to take your likes and dislikes a little more seriously. It helps with speaking your mind."

5 comments:

Southern Sage said...

sounds like blogging to me!!!

Is it an eating disorder when at lunch you ask hat is for supper?
I think about whats next all the damn time!

have an excellent weekend!

Mike said...

" if you do more than look at the photos here..." You mean there are photos here?? ;)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend
xx

Nolens Volens said...

I love the picture. Excellent amount of sass for the guys who only want skinny ladies.

autumn said...

see? writing helps people too! that's a cool class. interesting picture as well. a facebook friend of mine uses one quite similar as her profile. love it!

alexam174 said...

I'm proud of you and I like this technique but I worry that you might back away from it. But I do love the idea behind it. Whatever gets the emotions out of storage and into the light to be resolved/healed/whatever is cool by me.