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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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A Continual Continuation by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’ve never been one to make lists, set goals, then cross them off my list and call it done. For me, life is more of evolving series of ah-ha moments that thrill me, frustr ... Read on »
No Nonsense, No Drama, No Guilt: The Resilient Daughter’s Guide To… by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Please help me. I know that the chronic anger, bitterness, and resentment I feel for my mother aren’t good for me, but I truly believe that these feelings protect me. I’m ... Read on »
No-Nonsense, No-Drama, No-Guilt: The Resilient Daughter’s Guide To… by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Last week’s Guide stirred up some interesting responses and in particular, I received emails from a couple of readers who told me they were feeling shame for bei ... Read on »
You Are Good by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss ~~~~~~~~~~ It may be too late for some (at least in this lifetime), but it is never too late to remind: Yourself… Those you love… Those whom you may be f ... Read on »
No-Nonsense, No-Drama, No-Guilt: The Resilient Daughter’s Guide To… by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This week’s Resilient Daughter’s Guide comes from a recent experience that really shook, rattled, and rolled my confidence. Someone I respect and admire emailed to te ... Read on »
{Resilient Daughter/Empowered Woman Project} Anna N. by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss ~~~~~~~~~~ And so when she told me, in that very same tone of voice, about her very early childhood, about how her mother would send her father to her bedroom… [ ... Read on »
Handling Unreasonable, Irrational, Or Downright Crazy-Ass Requests ( From You Know Who) by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss My nearly 50-year-old mother asked me if I’d be a surrogate mother for her and her current much-younger boyfriend, who wants a baby!! She’s crazy! What a crazy-ass r ... Read on »
{Resilient Daughter/Empowered Woman Project} Christine Claire Reed by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss [Someone dove on top of me. I was immediately outside my body watching it spin underwater. I felt complete and utter peace, as if I were floating in beautiful liquid crys ... Read on »
How To Deal With An Overly Negative Mother by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I think we all know someone like this, even if it isn’t our mothers. I’m talking about the person who, even if you happen to agree with them on the subject at hand, it’s ... Read on »
{Resilient Daughter/Empowered Woman Project} Edyn O. by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Edyn is truthful and genuine. She also spent many of the early years of her life lying. [I had to be a child who had no problems. And so I lied to my mother all t ... Read on »
{Resilient Daughter/Empowered Woman Project} Dianne Daniels by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This is my consistent experience of Dianne, whom I have known for at least 10 years. And if you know her today, you’d never guess that at a young age, Dianne experien ... Read on »
On Desire, Preference + How I Stopped (Am Stopping) Letting Guilt Run The Show (Part 1) by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This is one of those blog posts that started off being about one thing and has slowly morphed into something deeper. Much, much deeper. At first I was going to write a ... Read on »
You Do Not Have To Take What Is Handed Down To You by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss If you’re anything like me you have probably wondered, “Why am I the way I am? And is the way I am set in stone? Am I destined to carry on my family’s legacies? Is that ju ... Read on »
The Big BUT When It Comes To Being Chronically Angry At Your Mother by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss “So, tell me about your relationship with your mother?” Classic, right? It’s what every therapist I’ve ever seen, traditional or alternative, has (eventually) asked when ... Read on »
What’s On The Other Side Of The Struggle? by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I don’t remember a time that I didn’t struggle, on some level, in my relationship with my mother. One of my earliest memories is of me sitting in my high chair crying wi ... Read on »
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 »