Tag Archives: Carole Avila

3 Ways to Curb Emotional Overeating

My body went through all the classic reasons for being overweight—fat protected me from more abuse as it kept me sexually unappealing. At heart, I believed I didn’t deserve to be slender and beautiful. I didn’t feel worthy enough to be happy. Excess … Continue reading

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Abuse – Unhealed Scab or Healthy Scar?

I recently submitted a few micro flash fiction pieces, limited to 101 words each, to a local writing contest and realized that my past once again wheedled its way into my present life through one of my stories. So I … Continue reading

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Eating Feelings

My father died close enough to the holidays which made it easy to justify eating lots of home baked treats, primarily carb laden scones and cookies as I dealt with the emotional experience of loss and grief. All my life, food … Continue reading

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Self-expression Is Therapy

It has been a much longer and harder road to write my book on the long term effects of sexual abuse than I realized, especially since I am including personal accounts that require an emotional connection that I did not allow … Continue reading

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Jolted by Death of Emotionally Unavailable Parent

I am a writer, yet I’ve been having a hard time expressing my feelings about the death of my father. He died on Sunday, October 26, after overmedicating himself with morphine because he was in so much pain from the … Continue reading

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How to Change a Negative Mindset

No matter how positive we want to appear, others can easily see through our negative attitude. Negativity is a pattern, a learned behavior, that unleashes something painful on the world. After several severe car accidents, I didn’t realize that my chronic … Continue reading

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