Uprooted, Unsettled and Unbridled

September 17, 2014 4:16 PM

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Yes, maybe that's it -- I'm "raging." I'm raging because it feels as though I've been in a constant hyper-alert process of recovery for so damn long. There is nothing more humbling than realizing that you've been banging your head against a wall for years and going about the business of "getting healthy" all wrong. It's taken me over 30 years to finally realize that by itself, no drug, 12-step program, medication, or therapy, can address the feelings of shame and self-loathing eating away at me.

I once heard a yoga teacher say that Western medicine has become susceptible to symptom-based treatment, rather than looking at our body as a whole. She said it was like removing the battery from a smoke detector instead of looking to put out the fire. That image really resonates with me because tha...

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