Loving yourself is not about vanity, it’s about knowing your worth and loving yourself for who you are. The fact is that it’s too easy to dislike yourself, rather than loving yourself. However, if you are going to lead a meaningful and contented life then you need to be happy. And to be happy, you […]
We suffer from an unfortunate misconception. We tend to think of self love and vanity as the same thing. They are, in reality, very different. Where vanity is blindness to one’s own faults and an overestimation of what we bring to the world, self love means recognizing the worst in ourselves and committing to be […]
Perfection is not achievable or even desirable, and that is OK. In fact, as humans, we are all a work-in-progress and will remain so for the entirety of our lives. We learn. We grow. And we are able to make significant changes — one of which may be to lose weight and improve our health. And no matter […]
Yoga Practicing: Ways to Get Inspiration and Reach Self-Realization There are few things that are more attractive than someone who is filled with self-love, confidence, and a wonderful sense of adventure, humor, and ease. All these things come from living a life that we enjoy, one that lets us be the best version of ourselves. […]
Before Jen could love another person she first had to find the love within that she had for herself. Finding self acceptance after weight loss can be one of the most empowering benefits of bariatric surgery. Today Jen shares that journey with us. Self Love After Obesity Jen did not engage in dating when she […]
With our weight loss surgery and recovery period behind us it is a good time to take stock of our relationships. What follows is a synopsis of “What Love is Not” from the documentary film LOVE with Gary Null, Ph.D. You may watch LOVE on Amazon. Self Actualizing Love Manifesting unconditional love requires two steps. First you […]
I’ve led a well-lived life after weight-loss surgery in 2003. Prior to that, when I was morbidly obese, I led a life half-lived. One might say I am making up for lost time. Years ago I came to the realization that my life is the dash between the date I was born and the date I die. […]
Love is the deepest and most fulfilling connection to the world. Yet it is sadly ironic that most of us don’t know what love is. This is the story of how I found true love after weight loss. Storybook Love I grew up with a romanticized notion of love: One day my prince would come […]
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My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
2 months ago
I'll let you in on my dirty little secret. I hide the chocolates in the vegetable drawer of the fridge where no one in my family ever goes! bwahahaha #truestory #MyBariatricLife #weightlossjourney #bariatrics ...