Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Its that time of year again!

The food, oh the food. Every time I turn around there is food.  I gained 3 pounds from Thanksgiving weekend, and I did not eat any sweets.  Its crazy how quickly the calories add up and the pounds go on.  I gave up sweets and bread in April, as I realized that my emotional eating needs had turned into a habit.  I no longer ate because I could not control my emotions, I ate because I had not admitted to myself how miserable I was by continuing this bad habit. 

Have you ever stopped to think about food as an addiction?  In my opinion, a food addiction is a different kind of addiction, as there are no 30/60/90 days sober.  In my case, my food addiction started when I suffered a life-altering trauma when I was an adolescent.  I was lonely and in pain, and I needed a source of comfort.  Unfortunately, food became my best friend and continued to be so until this year.   My emotional eating caused a great deal of pain in my life, as I have spent...

Monday, September 18, 2017

If you said yes, you are not alone!  

For years, I wanted to blame others for my hurt feelings.  I wanted others to be accountable for having the audacity to hurt my feelings.  I couldn’t understand why no one cared enough to stop harming me. Why is it so painful when our buttons are pushed, and as a result, our feelings are wounded?  Most of us, myself included, want to fight back.  We want our offender to hurt as much as we do.  How is that working for you?  I know for myself, it wasn’t!  I was miserable, and so were the people around me.

Thankfully, somewhere along the way, I realized that I am the only person responsible for my feelings.  I know!  How can that be?  I was shocked with how quickly my life changed.  The changes around me were astronomical.  My relationships with everyone improved, and they didn’t do anything to change!  The changes were all me!!!!  I had no idea how toxic I was. I had no idea how my hurt feelings held me back from obtaining...

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