I keep wondering how to explain the experience of child abuse from the inside. I'm going to try to explain what my world was like when I was sexually abused. The thing you have to remember is that this was the thinking of a child.
It's essential that a part of you not grow up. Childhood wonder gives us our spark and beauty.
There's no operation where you can have your anger cut out. But if you work on yourself, as you get better, you'll be more capable of seeing others as flawed human beings. That makes it easier to forgive.
Too many people don't do things for fear of falling. You'll never get good unless you fall. Experiences and new accomplishments are feelings we should never lose.
I was 11 when I was molested. It was like a nuclear explosion going off in my life, destroying everything.
An apology might help, but you can change your life without one.
I'm nutty for nutrition. I've become one of those people who can't stop talking about the connection between food and health. Now that I know how much changing what you eat can transform your life, I can't stop proselytizing.
People think that if [their abusive] parent apologizes, he'll turn into the person they needed him to be. He won't. An apology might help, but you can change your life without one.
So you start one person at a time. Change one person, you can change a village.
It’s sad that women characters have lost so much ground in popular movies. Didn’t Thelma and Louise prove that women want to see women doing things on film? Thelma and Louise were in a classic car; they were being chased by cops; they shot up a truck - and women loved it.
If Thomas Jefferson had heard us, he probably would have said, 'We shouldn't have free speech.'
I thought being vegan was going to be some really horrible way of life that had no flavor.
I had a major surgery, a major abdominal surgery, and a mass was removed from my pelvic area, and I do have some more recovery to do. But everything seems to be fine.
I, quite frankly, am grateful for every day. I don't take anything for granted.
I made the connection between food and weight, but feeling good or bad was a separate issue.
Changing my body has given me the ability to do all these amazing things that I never in a million years imagined I could do.
I think I have some interesting things to say and I don't think anybody out there is saying them.
When you go out on a limb, that's when you really know you're living
So the point is, I don't have a right to tell anybody what's right or wrong about their lives. Who am I to tell you at any given moment of the day what would be right for you?
I was having health issues all my life. You're just not conditioned to think of them as health issues.
We shouldn't have free speech.
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