Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I want to shout out to all my sister and brother lesbian, gay and bi folk who, like me, find ourselves single on this historic day. Yes, we're having a different experience than our coupled friends, but don't you feel the ancestors wrapping angelic arms around us? We get to live through this dreamed-for, worked-for, bled-for time. We get to see the triumph of love and equality. Whether we're happily single or searching for partnership, we win, too.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
I keep thinking that my initial reaction to this quote was to reject it as trite and irrelevant to my journey. But the longer I sit with it, it points me to all the many ways I have sought value outside myself. Grasping at relationships with others is one form of this. As is losing weight for the "wrong" reasons -- to assuage a damaged ego, to get compliments from others.
What does it mean to really love oneself? Beyond giving oneself approval, I think it's about listening deeply to what is true for oneself, following the guidance of that inner voice. The more I listen to my inner voice, the more I create partnership with myself. And that is beautiful.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
There is so much personal power to be gained by refusing to participate in body-bashing. As I lose weight, I'm also working on laying down the burden of self-hatred.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Yesterday, I hit my favorite thrift store because I had a problem: My size 12 work pants were saggy and I kept having to hitch them up. So, off to Sun Thrift I went. I left with 3 pairs of size 10 work pants, some jeans and capris in my new size. Feels great to be in a 10 again.
When I got home, I cleaned out my closet and bureau and made several bags of great clothes to go to friends and the Goodwill. It does so much good to my psyche to eliminate the too-big clothes, even the pieces I've enjoyed wearing. Having only clothes I can wear now in my wardrobe keeps me inspired and on-track.
Next stop, size 8!
Have a wonderful week, everyone, and keep Sparking!
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