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Woman struggles with weight her whole life. Woman tries to lose weight many times, trying everything from fad diets to dangerous pills. Woman is not successful. If she happens to lose weight, she regains it and more. Woman realizes she must not really want to lose weight or she would ?just do... Full Bio
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When It Comes To Your Relationship With Your Mother… by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss …does it often feel like an all-or-nothing, either/or proposition? You have to either be defensive, resistant, and protective of yourself, or you have to roll over and l ... Read on »
This + That: Kale Salad, A Question, A Poem by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Grateful to women like Lucy Hilmer . The best kale salad I’ve ever had (I make it about twice a month) Registration is now open for Sweet Blessed Relief: A Six-Wee ... Read on »
What Picking Up Other People’s Garbage Unexpectedly Taught Me About Compassion by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss “Many of us think that compassion drains us, but I promise you it is something that truly enlivens us.” ~ Joan Halifax I was taking one of my nearly daily OBP 365 walk ... Read on »
On Denying Ourselves Pleasure by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss A month ago (exactly) I wrote about how I haven’t been blogging much , that maybe I was afraid to say what I needed/wanted to say, but that I wasn’t going to let fear hold ... Read on »
This + That: Aim High, Indeed by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss “Flip your normal questions on their back. Walk curiously through the opening. (Hint: our normal questions are usually fear based when we’re in crisis mode. That’s the rea ... Read on »
This + That (A Day Early): Random Thoughts + Ideas (And A Photo Of TCBITW) by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss ~~~~~~~~~~ We are allowed to have preferences, to love what we love…to say “yes” or “no” without fear or guilt. It’s up to us to know what our preferences and loves ar ... Read on »
This + That: Examples Of Emotional Resiliency by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Sad Is Okay ~~~~~~~~~~ “There is so much to be sad about in this world. Because it is so uncomfortable, we immediately want to turn sadness into what we imagi ... Read on »
Dear You: When You’re In A Rush, It’s A Good Time To Stop + Ask Yourself Why by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Lately I’ve been in a rush to resolve some personal stuff…stuff that I thought had to be wrapped up in a neat package and tied with a pretty little bow before I could move ... Read on »
This + That: Women Who Are Doing Amazing Things In The World by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss “I felt like a Barbie Doll on acid…” ( My Naked Truth by Robin Korth) “Why is it a compliment to be told you look younger?” ( The $25,000 Hole In My Budget by Nona Jor ... Read on »
A Really Good Reason To Lie: It’s Not What You Think by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss   A woman I know recently pulled me aside and apologized for lying to me a couple of years ago. When she told me what she had lied about (because I had no clue ... Read on »
Is It That I Don’t Have Anything To Say, Or Am I Just Afraid To Say It? by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Writers block isn’t about having nothing to say, it is about being afraid to say what you really want to say. I’m not sure who said it first, but it was my friend Chri ... Read on »
Godspeed Phenomenal Woman by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss When I first read Maya Angelou’s poem, Phenomenal Woman *, in 1995, I was so taken with it that I sent it via email to every woman I knew. I’m sure I wasn’t the only woman ... Read on »
Dear Women Who Hate To See Themselves In Photos by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I could go on and on about how beautiful you are and how you shouldn’t hate how you look in photos. But unless you want to believe it, you won’t. If you DO want to believe ... Read on »
Bad To The Bone? I Think Not (Or, How I Am Developing Shame Resiliency) by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Falling back into our old, unhappy story is part of the process of awakening. Ours is not to resist, even the times we appear to backslide, but to see the teaching value i ... Read on »
How Shame Gives Birth To Compassion by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss (A continuation…) In the midst of what seemed like disproportionate grief over my husband’s ex-wife’s death, there was something else: shame. . At one time I had n ... Read on »
On Belonging: A Tribute To My Stepchildren’s Mother by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss My husband’s ex-wife, the mother of his three children, died yesterday. Even just a couple of months ago, and knowing she was sick, I never imagined writing those word ... Read on »
Talk About Feeling All The Feelings… by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Instead of writing this post, I am supposed to be on a flight to California (it’s landing right about now) so I could attend a Mastermind Retreat in Napa. With people I lo ... Read on »
All The Beautiful + Thought-Provoking Things by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss When you stand in the light of your best self, and you shine that light into the world, sometimes you will hit dark corners. And in those corners or dark areas ther ... Read on »
Go Beyond “Managing” Your Anger: Choose To Feel + Express It Without Hurting Anyone by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This past week I ate a lot of cheap chocolate, potato chips, and other crap food because I was angry…and instead of feeling and expressing it, I chose to eat it. Why w ... Read on »
How I Stopped Hating Winter And The Seriously Amazing + Unexpected Result It Had In My Life by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The moment we acknowledge the invincible summer within us, the light edges closer, and the temperature goes up ever so slightly. Keep tending that inner flame, and soon th ... Read on »