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Why I’m resolving not to diet in 2014

This blog entry is going to require some backstory disclosure. I’m not entirely sure that’s a thing, but it sounds right. Therapist disclosure and backstory. Let’s go with that.

First, the idea for this blog came to me in a dream.

Second, I’m the mom of 6 year old and 6 month old daughters, working two jobs. You might understand why the only chance my brain has to relay good ideas to me is while I’m asleep.

Third, I recently started Weight Watchers – for what seems like the 67th time.

So, with that disclosure done, I want to say: Welcome to 2014. For those of you whose “new year, new me” resolutions including losing weight, best of luck to you. For those of you whose resolutions include losing weight AND you have daughters at home, this blog is for you.

I have had a very long and tumultuous relationship with dieting. Several years ago, I realized that we needed to break up. For good.

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Community is Family That We Choose.

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Or, in this case, I suppose </blog silence> would be more fitting.

We kinda fell off the radar, didn’t we? But it wasn’t without good reason. We’ve had a lot going on here at Sanctuary and I think it’s time to share some of that with you. Our Sanctuary community.

At Sanctuary, creating an environment of “community” has been an ongoing, intentional, aspect of our practice. Through discussion and sharing amongst ourselves, we realized that this sense of belonging somewhere in the world was important to all of us. And, at different times in our professional and personal lives, we’ve all lacked that sense of safety and inclusion. We also realized that we could provide that sense of community for others, but it wasn’t going to happen accidentally. We needed to be purposeful in creating a space that would allow us to welcome and include our clients in a way that extends beyond the counseling couch.

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