Is there no place for ‘wants’???

Hello again I did expect some strong feedback to my last post – 'Why wanting a thin body and just about anything else, doesn't help,' and I got it! The common thread running through most of the comments was asking: do I think all wants are 'wrong,' and isn't there a place for wanting things in our...

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Why Wanting a Particular Number on The Scale, or Just About Anything Doesn’t Help

I'm curious about your reaction to this title. 'Wanting' is such a common way of expressing what we desire in our lives. From tiny tots we're asked 'what do you want to eat,' 'what do you want for your birthday?' We're taught from a young age, the language and experience of wanting something. The...

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What Does Discomfort Have to Do With Peaceful Eating?

As our world has changed, and technological advances have made our lives more physically comfortable – do you think we've become more intolerant as a society to discomfort? This thought occurred to me as I was supporting people in an eating disorders group, particularly around the concept of sitting...

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Do You Call Yourself a Food or Sugar Addict?

If you struggle with your relationship with food and your body, you've probably told yourself, or at least heard other struggling people say, that you (or they), are a food addict. Sugar addict is another popular label. I used to use both these terms to describe myself – for decades. I thought it was...

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The Fight-Flight-Freeze Response And What To Do About It

Don't you find it fascinating when you have a plan, and then things don't go according to it? You could knock me over with a feather, each time – such is my surprise! You'd think that I was actually in control of things! That conversation, however is material for another post... Today is day...

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