How Heavy is the Weight of Shame?


| By Rachel Maskell

How Heavy is the Weight of Shame?

Most of my childhood I struggled with my weight. It was a constant emotional battle of how I felt about myself and the food I was eating. I tried starving myself, binge eating, restrictive diets, weight watchers, you name it I tried it all under the age of 20.

The person I was, the thoughts in my head, my relationship with feels like a lifetime ago. Life takes us through many permutations when we're open to it and I went through a massive transformation when I hit my mid 20s.

I share all of this now and a small anecdote of my childhood as a precursor for next week's show with Dana James. It's a bit painful but I'm trusting that through my story others may heal and perhaps stop the cycle for future generations.


Onow someone that that would benefit from this story? Please pass along. I'm sure they'd love to hear from you.