Most of us have heard the saying “Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy” I’m not sure we know how true this statement really is? Growing up I often got comments on my looks rather than my personality, I began to obsess about my body and what could change rather than loving it for what it was. At 9 my mental health became a priority, trial and error of different medications affected my weight significantly and I became overweight. Dealing with emotional scars food became protection. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago I decided I was no longer going to hide, finally free from those mental barriers. I’m improving my mental health, practicing self-compassion and letting go of comparison. Here’s to addressing past trauma!