This post has been running through my mind for the past week. My thoughts woke me at 1:30 am on my daughter’s 23rd birthday. There are so many things I want to write, so many qualities and characteristics that I admire, so many stories to tell. 23 years ago today, I woke up at 6am, […]Read more "You are my ass-kicking sunshine."
It seems false and hypocritical for a white person to write about racism, white privilege, human rights, equality, and equanimity. It feels as if I just want a pat on the back for how racially sensitive and amazing I am. As if I want a nod because “my best friends are black,” “my students are […]Read more "So, who gets into Subway, and who gets locked out?"
It’s been a day or two. I quit. I quit a lot of things. I quit nourishing, I quit writing, I quit sharing. So, in typical Laura fashion, perhaps we should ask why? I’ve been dating. And eating. And “celebrating”. And celebrating, historically speaking, has involved food. Lots of “good” food. And booze. Of note. […]Read more "Sharing the Journey"
I don’t allow myself anger. Anger is for, well, angry people. And I am far too enlightened, forgiving, and evolved for such base emotions. In the case of my abuse, I “forgive” and even “excuse” behaviors in the name of compassion and understanding for my abusers. I look into their background and see the abuse […]Read more "anger."
160. In October, I was 128. I tell myself that the numbers don’t matter, that the number on the scale is data. And that is honestly true. The number is just a symptom. The food is a symptom. The closet full of clothes that are binding and uncomfortable? A symptom. In functional medicine, the […]Read more "Here we go again."
I’ve been healing. It’s not easy. There are lots of situations that cause pain and stress (yes, getting dumped on your ass and your heart a bit bruised can cause some almond butter and date consumption) But I have been slowly getting better. Finding more energy. And I went back to the very beginning of […]Read more "Healing while Hurting"
Things have been off. After visiting with my doctor and having some bloodwork done, my Thyroid is off. Low. Not working so great. We changed my thyroid supplement in December, and the dosage of the new med was just not right. The good news, I’m not totally crazy. I really was exhausted, foggy, and struggling […]Read more "Healing my broken thyroid."