Dear LW Community,
Today has been a difficult day for me. It has been over 8 months of chronic pain and illness for me. It has been one of those days where I struggle to have enough energy to get up and feed myself. On days like this it is hard not to be overtaken by depression and sadness. I have struggled with this today as it is difficult for me to not be active professionally, energetically and physically. I have been trying my best to connect with my spirit and soul. This afternoon and evening I took several hours to take time to sit in gratitude for all that I have, those I love and personal transformation. I know that this pain won’t be forever so I instead focused on the light in my life and also paid attention and gave awareness to how much my body is suffering. I acknowledged this it came up and redirected my focus to gratitude. I am grateful for my soul and spirit and even when in difficult times it finds the light.
Much love and many blessings,
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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