Therapy Zero Hour – Bravely Meeting Myself Head-on

Laurie by some prayer rocks at the top of the hiking trail
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I happily discover somebody else’s prayer rocks at my upper Zen place and so send positive thoughts and prayers out to that person. I’ve found that to be a good remedy for my nerves. Find somebody else to wish well – takes the spotlight off of all that might go wrong with me.

A lone tree in the vista of distance hills from a desert-like hiking trail.

Is it any wonder that I feel peaceful and away from my worries up here? This is about half-way to my upper Zen place/

Morning US West Coasties! Good Day or Evening to you other brave companions. I’m endlessly grateful that there are brave companions from all over the world! Who knew that our common eating issues AND compasion stretched so far to connect us? I don’t know about you, but it makes me feel much less alone to have all of you to speak to and to hear from.

Yesterday was a good day. I was nervous of meeting my new therapist. It’s kind of like a first date. But it turned out very positively and I can tell this will help me very much on my journey. To process some of the deep issues in my life with the aid of professional help, will help me to finally “let go” of some of the root causes of my food issues – and, more importantly, the issues that keep me from connecting as I would like with people in my life. I’m realizing more and more that weight loss isn’t my answer. It may happen, but dealing with life is my answer. And dealing with life won’t happen as long as the Robot Aliens have sway with me. So baby steps, dear companions.

I’m realizing more and more that weight loss isn’t my answer.

I’m thrilled too, that being so nervous yesterday AM, that I chose to go hiking instead of losing myself in eating. Hiking was my first thought. Even better that I chose to not record it, as I wanted to protect my back by not carrying my recorder, little book, apple, extra water etc. all of the accoutrements that are needed for my show at the Zen Place. This time, I just took myself. And that was appropriate on a day that was for once, without guilt, all about me.

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5 thoughts on “Therapy Zero Hour – Bravely Meeting Myself Head-on

  1. Cheryl

    Congrats on your “first date” with the therapist. Can’t wait to see how you feel it’s going after three or four visits. And good heavens, girl! By all means you deserve to take a day just for yourself without your recorder. Maybe you should always do that in prep for seeing the therapist. It’s kind of nice to know that someone else finds your spot so zen, too. There should be some good karma floating around there!

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      LOL Cheryl, I’m so tickled you wrote this, because I was thinking as I told about the prayer rocks, that “Cheryl is going to REALLY think this is a Moses mountain after this!” 😉

      It’s kind of nice to know that someone else finds your spot so zen, too

      I do think it may be a plan to just go walk with my own thoughts before therapy. I’m finding that walking without recording is now kind of tough, like eating without TV! I wonder if I will ever be able to be quiet again? Though I have noticed that I’m not too much of a blabber mouth in company these days, so maybe getting it all out on the show is helping me become a better listener in real life.

  2. Sue

    Well done for being such a great role model for those who have issues from the past that they are ready to deal with. Cheryl’s suggestion for prioritising “you time” is very sensible. Hugs 🙂


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