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The Skinny by Amy Brunell

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

Communication...It’s hard. I’m awoken from a dream where I was the passenger in the vehicle showing my friend a hotel in a quaint village. I tell her, “Go left.” She hesitates, doesn’t go left. I say, “Go left! What happened? Why didn’t you go left?” And she looks at me and says, “You mean left TURN? Why didn’t you say TURN?” As I am feeling totally crazed in the dream, I [...]

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

Why Change? I have a friend who often says, “I live in my own mind.” We laugh about the circumstance where it’s one thing and she’s decided a whole story about it that includes all sorts of characters and outcomes that have nothing to do with the actual situation. I know someone else who has created such a world in his mind that when you disagree with his viewpoint, he feels [...]

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The  Skinny – Amy Brunell

Does Your Method of Coping Really Work? Everyone I know uses some method to cope with stress. Our bodies always want to be in homeostasis, that perfect sort of balance of its systems. However, when life is stressful, and for many people it is constantly stressful, we must manage our stress by surviving another day on the planet. Many of us were stressed even as children. We lived in an [...]

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

De-Cluttering Continues...Part 2 - Books Okay, first step according to Marie Kondo, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is to remove all the books from around the house and put them on the floor. It’s taken me about an hour to find and put all my books on the floor. I didn’t do all the books in my house, only my books and those of my mother’s. I left my spouse's books as Marie Kondo [...]

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The Life Changing Magic of What Did I Get Myself Into? I have a clutter issue. I’m not a hoarder, I don’t bring in stuff, but I have so much stuff between myself, my spouse, my children, my mother, my in-laws and my in-law family. It all lives in one crowded overwhelmed house. There is no peace here. It is not a sanctuary of any kind. It is a mess and I don’t have many people over [...]

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

Entrenched in Our Beliefs -- I’m curious about this idea of “My view is the right one.” I see this attitude a lot and what I notice is how difficult the world is for those who stand convicted, sure that what they think and believe is right. I’m currently working very hard on my own beliefs about really...anything. I may after a process of checking in, still believe something, but [...]

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

Today I participated in my last IEP. And IEP for those of you fortunate to NOT KNOW, is an Individualized Educational Plan. It is the legal document and process for children with challenges to obtain services during school hours. I came in literally dancing and singing about my last IEP EVER and hugged my rep from the district. I’m lucky now. Not always. Now I love my rep. I have been supported [...]

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

Embracing the Flaw (Get some paper and a pen...Don’t worry, I’ll wait....) Quick, think of one thing, only one thing you don’t like about yourself. Pick either a habit, a part of your bod or thoughts you really wish weren’t there. You actually might find yourself resisting this exercise already, because the idea of thinking about what I don’t like feels “negative” or “I just [...]

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

Lowering Your Weight May Take Longer... I could just scream... In the New York Times, Monday May 2, 2016 I have finally been confirmed. I mean I knew, I kept saying, I kept reading, learning, repeating, experimenting, failing, trying, and doing it all over and over again. I’d cry, scream, show doctors, talk to fellow employees and still just shake my head at the feeling of being alone and [...]

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

The Skinny – Amy Brunell

What Am I Willing To Do? What Am I Not? Look, we come into a professional weight management program because we feel unhappy with ourselves. I get it. But the thing is that we don’t suddenly love ourselves once we get to goal. Perhaps if we did truly love ourselves we wouldn’t gain all the weight back? I’m not sure. I’m one of those people who lost all her weight and then gained it [...]

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