The Power of Acceptance

The Power of Acceptance

And when we use food and exercise to cope, to feel better, to numb, we’re not able to actually work through the emotions. We simply mask them, cover them up and hide from them.

Which leads to them coming back with a vengeance.

Here’s the cycle that can result…

Feel—> Food—> Temporary Relief —>Feel —> Food... and on and on.

What’s at the very foundation of healing your relationship with food and your body?

Acceptance.

Keep Emotional Eating on the Table

Keep Emotional Eating on the Table

How long have you grappled with ‘emotional eating?’

Right.

A long time.

You’ve coped with stress, sadness, overwhelm and even celebrated your greatest victories with one common factor: food.

Food is your go to way of coping.

Because you’ve become accustomed to turning to food (it’s your comfort, your friend, your enemy, your secret love), you likely haven’t developed many other effective coping mechanisms.

Food and Body Messages We Communicate

Food and Body Messages We Communicate

If you suspect your daughter has an issue with food or her body image, it's important to reflect on the messages she has inadvertently been taught, your own experience with those messages and how they may be showing up in your own life. It's never too late to model a healthy and balanced relationship with food and your body.

Become Your Body's Bestie

Become Your Body's Bestie

Take a minute to think about your bestie. The love you have for him or her, the experiences you've shared, your ability to laugh hysterically at nothing for minutes on end... even that knowing that you should call them when something tells you that something just isn't right in their lives.

Take a minute and imagine if you had that relationship with your body.