Belief: Your lifeline.

By Monica C. Voskamp He stared at my photos of the past obese me and then locked eyes on the current present me, shook his head in awe and said to me: “Monica, if you can lose 100 pounds…you can do anything.” That phrase has stuck in my mind. So many times I’ve undermined my [...]

The real issue isn’t the issue..

By Monica C. Voskamp Why do we (continually) do things we regret? Why do we submit ourselves to a cycle of abuse when we abhor it so much? In short, the moment of pleasure and immediate comfort is cherished more than the repercussions of pain and the work of resolution. There are many reasons we [...]

Seeing Differently: 5 years in

By Monica C. Voskamp Please don't see me. That's how I felt. I didn't want to see me and I didn't want others too. I wanted to somehow hide the entirety of 248 pound me. Try imagine adding 100 pounds to your size..(keep breathing!).. and think you can be invisible. It's like being 2 people...seriously. [...]