Common threads of struggle weave beneath the surface of excess weight, numbing emotions, and food addiction. Traveling life emotionally unscathed without scarring and influence from negative human interaction is impossible. Some heal while others remain reactive to the past. Physical excess often carries emotional baggage. Yet how people survive, thrive, and alter their circumstances, facing adversity with increasing resilience and healing is a testament to human strength and endurance. Emotional healing is a necessary entity of sustainable weight loss while human connection alleviates dormant pain when others listen with understanding, sympathy, and compassion.

Observing and listening to scores of human woes, the sharing between individuals fosters empathy, gratitude, and inspiration. The ability to speak truth, seek solace, and educate about the toughness to withstand darkness, buoyancy to bounce back, and mutual trust to share and exchange personal, painful stories draws human connection. Tremendous, thoughtful, touching responses fill our airways to breathe in connection. The exchange is heavy, but lightens life in unfathomable ways, while words and revelations empty like releasing a capsule of healing between both the giver and receiver.

Grateful for the human condition to enable authentic communication and connection, an intricate web weaves through the universe. The common thread of struggle and pain between individuals seeking healing, resolution, and solace where atrophied bodies, obesity, and food related issues appear, surpasses weight loss and fitness goals. Never about the physical weight, but instead the gravity of emotional weight pressed upon the human soul in need of therapeutic remedy is the common core of weight loss communities. When that connection filters fully, human empathy abounds, healing restores the masses, and weight releases.