Dear Love Warrior community,
I take the pledge to submit posts this year for the whole month as I have committed in the past two years. I love Michelle’s beautiful vision in self-love that inspires me and moves my soul. It gives me more passion and drive towards my healing work with clients as well as with myself. Thinking about self-love and healing in itself is healing as the mind, body and spirit must be in a certain place to do so. This month I go into surgery for a very painful issue with my ovarian cysts as well as endometriosis and it has been a difficult 8 months due to this and being diagnosed with an auto immune disease that has made me very ill…and my overall self-love goal for this month is to be in the awareness and practice gratitude for where I am at. I am able to ask for support and advocate for medical care which has been very difficult.
Having and recovering from an eating disorder has taught me a lot. One of my greatest fears from an eating disorder mindset has been the fear of becoming fat and not being in control of my weight…and with my current health issues I don’t have control as my body is not properly functioning…even being where I am on this recovery process it has been difficult…difficult to except myself and my body where it is. I know that this has happened for a reason as it is challenging me to be self-loving and to use compassion with myself as I never have before. For this I am grateful. Happy new year everyone.
Love and light,
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Lindsey Wert is a Marriage and Family Therapist in Sonoma County with special interest in treatment and prevention of eating disorders and sexual trauma. Lindsey’s passions are supporting women in learning how to love themselves from the inside out. Lindsey contributes to her community by giving eating disorder presentations, doing prevention work and supporting the health at every size movement. Visit Lindsey’s personal website, From the Inside Out: Self Love and Transformation