Love your Body


The #1 Thing You Want on Your Gravestone By Z Zoccolante (Listen to the audio of this post in the blue box below!)   When we first meet someone we smile or shake hands, and exchange names. The next question after that is frequently the same, “What do you do?”   However we reply, sets the stage for the creation of ourselves in this person’s head. If we say we’re a lawyer synapses fire. Different synapses fire if we call...

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Recover in Community to Heal Eating Disorders, Addictions By Z Zoccolante (Listen to the audio of this wonderful post in the blue box below!) We recover in community. We may think that our eating disorders, or addictions, separate us from others. We may think that no one understands, that we’re unique in our “specialness,” or our suffering. Then we enter therapy, a facility, or a group, and we begin to see that we’re not as unique as...

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4 Ways to Stop Using Your Body as an Emotional Scapegoat By Z Zoccolante (Listen to audio of this post in the blue box below)   No matter who we are, the body often serves a favorite scapegoat for our emotional turmoil. We don’t have to be diagnosed with an eating disorder or have disordered eating habits. All it takes to qualify is having a body.   When I was going through years of eating disordered chaos, and body disgust,...

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The Importance Kindness Plays In Eating Disorder Recovery By Z Zoccolante (Listen to the 4min audio version of this post in the blue box below)   Recovery is a journey. It can feel a little like collecting breadcrumbs along a long, serpentine path, and that’s OK. We learn a new way of being without the eating disorder, and that can take time and practice.   Recovery isn’t perfect, and kindness is required.   Listen to...

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The Importance of Art in Recovery – Guest Blog from Lilac Sheer Aloha friends. Today’s guest blog comes from Lilac Sheer, a singer-songwriter whose personal story includes recovery from anorexia and bulimia. During her teens, art therapy and music provided her a place of solace and hope. Art enables us to make something beautiful out of pain. It gives us a light to hold onto during the darkness. I encourage you to include some...

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How I Became Friends With My Power By Z Zoccolante (Listen to the audio of this post in the blue box below)   Recently, I reenlisted in a jiu jitsu class where I’ve learned some interesting things. I don’t use my body weight appropriately. I’d be the first one to jump out of the fight and run down the street. People could pretty much kill me if they didn’t give me chance.   Slight joking aside, jiu jitsu has brought up a...

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