Perception: Body

Perhaps perception plays its most deceitful and nasty and fascinating and sometimes¬†wonderful tricks when it comes to how we view our bodies and the bodies of others. Especially when you are a woman coming of age in the western world anytime in the past two centuries. The overriding perception is often this: there is something…

The Wonder of Perception

Perception is an interesting thing. In general, it is defined as our way of seeing or understanding something. It can also be defined as our way of interpreting something. Even further, it can be narrowed down to a specific sort of intuition or insight. In recovery we talk about perception very much being a choice…

Men, Love Addiction, and Miracles

I believe in miracles. Where you from? You sexy thang. That's right, I'm talking to you. Who? Me? Yes, you. You. (Me.) I'm that sexy thang I've been searching for all along. And I believe in miracles. I also love men. Handsome, strong, funny, sultry, scrumptious, manly men. And yet: they can't fix me and…

Lookin’ Good

Online shopping, you can be a real sexy bitch. J Brand jeans, Alexander Wang tees, Ray-ban shades, funky gladiator sandals. I could spend five hundred bucks in five minutes with just the click of a button. They shipped fast and shipped for free. And a better self would arrive at my doorstep! Sweet Baby Girl,…

“And maybe some faith would do me good…”

Since I was little child, I always believe in some kind of Higher Power. Lucky for me, it has shifted and changed over the years. My parents raised me as a casual Methodist. We attended church each Sunday until I was around eleven. I sang in the children's choir and sneaked cookies and coffee after…