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  • Writer's pictureCecili Wertz Eckert

Things I gave up

It used to feel like I had given up so many things in order to get well that I could hardly recognize myself. In some ways it felt like a ton of bricks was lifted from me. In other ways, it was a little sad to say goodbye to so many habits I had created throughout my life.

I started with food modification. That was super hard! It actually stirred up more resentment, anger and despair and left me feeling like I was always living in lack.

It took me an entire year to let go of negative emotions around food.

Not having the food to comfort me, I was left to look at deeper issues. I feel like that's when the real work started!

It took years to work through childhood trauma and shame but I was determined to face what was needed in order to release myself from their stronghold.

Now I am so grateful for the person I have become and the active role I have played in healing my body, mind and spirit. It's all a process!

What things have you left begin on your healing journey?

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