About Me

DSC_0021I’ve read other people’s bios before and wondered why people comment on how hard it is to write about themselves.  Then I sat down to write my own. How do I capture who I am in a small tiny corner of the internet defined only by words and images flashed upon a computer screen.

I know that every person reading will have their own colourful filter through which they will view all I say and all I share and that is out of my control.

So I suppose I’ll start there.  I’m a recovering control freak.  Which is likely related to being a recovering anorexic.  I’m in my mid-thirties, I work in health care and I’m also studying to be a counselling psychologist. I don’t know if I am strong enough to finish my degree. In addition to my eating disorder, I have diabetes.  This complicates recovery further.  I also contend with depression and anxiety.

I’m learning to embrace (okay, accept) uncertainty.  I am a HUGE advocate of mindfulness and meditation and am even learning to make these regular practices in my own life rather than just preaching the benefits.

I have the most loving parents and sister – I am so blessed with them.  Despite knowing this, I still sometimes forget to be kind to them – I guess I’m human after all.

I love contradiction and contrasts and think they are the essence of beauty and elegance.  That’s why I chose the name I did for this blog – I loved that the rep from the web hosting company said it wrong (after reading only the URL) – a perfect reinforcement for me of the strange and lovely duality in all life.

I welcome all comments below or I can be contacted at admin@nowherelife.com.

11 Replies to “About Me”

  1. Tayla Anne

    How do I contact you girl? I want you to guest post on my blog!!! Is that something you’d be interested in? My email is *hidden* <3

    • onebreath Post author

      I would be thrilled to do that! I sent you an email a couple of days ago – let me know if you didn’t get it.

  2. Sue/wild geese

    I hope you’re having/had a great day.
    Thank you for your lovely comments – I’ve replied…i hope what i say helps and makes sense. I’m happy for you to email me or chat through facebook any time. I’m listed as Wild Geese (due family reasons).
    Go gently


    • onebreath Post author

      Thank you! It’s been a rough last little while and hearing encouragement makes a real difference. I’m off to check out your site…

  3. carrythemessage

    Always nice to run into another recovery site…different manifestation of addiction, but so many similar emotions and fears we have, don’t we? Great to run into your corner of the world 🙂


    • onebreath Post author

      I’m glad you stopped by Paul. I completely agree that the symptoms might be different, but the suffering and the challenges of recovery are common. We are really not so different. I wish you well in your own recovery journey. 🙂

  4. Life Breath Present

    I only found your blog today and have only read a few of your posts. I want to say, I do understand. I’ve done a recovery journey myself, one where I learned to know me. It took me awhile and though I don’t blog about it, sometimes it’s woven into posts. I’m sure over time, my journey will be revealed even more. For, without that journey, I wouldn’t have my today.

    I also love the title of your blog. I recognize myself and my blog’s title in your sharings….life certainly is something, isn’t it 🙂

    • onebreath Post author

      Life is indeed something – something messy and beautiful and scary and wondrous, something worth fighting for.

      I love the title of your blog too! I’m so glad you stopped by and I am off to check out your site…

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