It is not uncommon to need to work on different coping skills. It is a battle within. Kind of like Jim Careys' scene in "Liar, Liar". When he beats himself up in the bathroom. That is a visual I picture. It helps me to laugh and see that this battle is all about me. "I am the problem and the solution". There are things about me I have worked on changing in the past but I also know the dark passengers I carry can only be conquered if I starve them out and learn how to overcome their stronghold. It is a matter of getting busy and making alot of small changes. Take each day. Find something to do instead of emotional eating that day. Paint your nails, go on a walk, go to a park, work on a project. Make a list of the dreams you had when you were young. Do small things towards those dreams. The new passion will soon become your coping skills. Fight !! and smile - you are beautiful.....
at 9:10 PM on Jul. 7, 2011