Being healthy and happy is…

Being healthy and happy is not about having the ”perfect” or ”ideal” body. It’s not about having the ”perfect” meals and snacks.

It’s about feeling good about your mind, your soul and your body. It’s all in one.
It’s about waking up in the morning looking forward to the day that will come,
it’s about looking at the sun and realizing that we don’t need big things to be happy,
it’s about spending time with the ones you love and the ones who love you back,
it’s about nourishing yourself, getting good, tasty food you love,
it’s about taking care of yourself in a constructive way,
it’s about learning, developping, getting to know people & things in this life,
it’s about being able to address your own limits, to ask for help & support and not feel bad or ashamed about it,
it’s about being forgiving towards yourself and towards others,
it’s about doing things you love without letting other people interfear of what you should or shouldn’t do,
it’s about smiling to yourself in the mirror.

The world is more than this, the world is more than our obsessions with food, weight and the ”perfect” body. Perfect does not exist in this life. It’s the imperfections that makes us beautiful and human.

You take your skinny, I’ll take life!

You say
‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’
I say
nothing feels as good as eating dinner with your family
on a Saturday night
laughing and talking and chewing
feeling free.
Nothing feels as good as baking cookies with little siblings
stealing bites of dough and chocolate chips
and eating one fresh out of the oven.
Nothing feels as good as curling up on the couch with a good book
and a steaming mug of creamy hot chocolate
with extra marshmallow
on a cold winter’s night
because you chose to be healthy
to get better
to see color again
because the little things make it worth the struggle.

You take your skinny, your bones, your hunger
I’ll take

Wel schrijven, niet versturen

Wat ik wel vaker doe, en eigenlijk is dat precies wat ik in een andere blog beschrijf over het niet zeggen wat je denkt, is een mail schrijven naar mijn therapeute en hem vervolgens niet verzenden. Het is meer een manier om van me af te schrijven, terwijl het misschien juist wél goed zou zijn als ik het zou verzenden. Zodat zij ook weet wat ik denk en voel en wat er daadwerkelijk in mij omgaat.


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