Hi, I'm Mimosa
Cis-Gender Person, she/her
HAES(TM) Provider and Fat Activist
Education: University of Vermont
From: Whidbey Island, USA
Favorite ice cream: Coffee
Favorite book: The Little Prince
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."
I'm a registered dietitian from Whidbey Island, a small piece of land off the coast of Seattle. While "diet" is in my license, I have found that releasing our grip on diet-rules and body-shame opens us to a deeper source of strength, resilience, and confidence that no diet can imbue.
How do I know this? I've had my own version. Like so many individuals, I internalized the message that my worth depended on the shape of my body, and my moral standing on the "cleanliness" of my food. I believed that I was only as valuable as my hustle and that rest was something to earn. My relationship with food reflected my relationship with myself, with my body, and with people in my life. Changing my mentality and behavior around food was terrifying to consider but once I did, the way I showed up to everything else also shifted: my job, my relationships, and what I believed possible for myself.
And I see it happen all the time. As more and more people unlearn the message that their worth is bestowed upon them and instead, reclaim their own authority to accept with compassion and gratitude the people they know themselves to be, their hustle for worth and their tight-grip on food loosens; until eventually they can let go.
The process is hard, non-linear, and requires us to face our fears head-on. Doing it alone can feel near-impossible but luckily, there are many paths and guides to call upon along the way. I commend you for coming this far and I would be honored to walk along-side you as you journey forward.
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to join together again; to reunite with the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying
the quality or state of an entity complete in itself, or comprising all its parts or elements
a word, art form or other symbolic representation whose elements retain meaning when viewed or interpreted from a different direction, perspective, or orientation.
Mimosa offers a compassionate, supportive presence as well as a wealth of knowledge. I felt completely held in my struggles, and seen as my best self, even while I shared vulnerabilities. The practical advice was immediately actionable, and the concepts I learned will continue to guide me.