Dear Love Warrior Community,
Today has been a hard day. It has been hard to self-love. I feel like these days are intermittent for me in this process of my own recovery and healing journey. Today my actions of self-love encompassed taking myself to the doctor, letting myself feel my emotions about how poorly and unethically I was treated. In reminding myself that just because this person is the doctor it does not mean that they know what is best. Just because the doctor says that there is nothing wrong does not mean that that is the truth. I have learned through my recovery process that I know my body more than anyone, and I know if there is something wrong.
Today I battled the Kaiser system. One that I am not fond of. I have had poor treatment under the care of Kaiser facilities. I however know that this does not make all doctors bad at their job or uncaring. I find comfort in this fact as I have started to lose hope in our medical foundation in the United States of America. I must however find self-love and believe in my inner knowledge, knowing and intuitiveness. I know what is my truth. And no matter what somebody says that does not change my truth. I was blessed to have my friends’ support this evening. I now go into this late hour of the evening imagining my surgery with love, acceptance and positive intention that God will show me the love and care that I need tomorrow. And I offer love to myself.
Blessing 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