By giving time and energy to yourself as well as to others, you won’t feel as driven to use food as a solution to your own needs. [Read more…]
Posts in Emotional Eating
My exercise program went away because I “didn’t feel like doing it.” Then I found myself eating a lot more cookies, desserts and nighttime ice cream.
I couldn’t figure out why I had slid into this overeating pattern.
My life seems fine right now, and I didn’t feel overly stressed. The weather’s been good, my home life is stable [Read more…]
I’ve never been very good at handling disappointment.
Lately, I seem to be having a lot of them. I recently returned from a vacation that cost a lot of money but wasn’t very good. Then I went a concert by an aging musician who wasn’t as enjoyable as a few years ago. [Read more…]
It happened every time! For years, whenever I went home to visit my parents, my good intentions around healthy eating would instantly vanish.
As I walked into the kitchen, I would usually see a fresh batch of bar cookies called blonde brownies. [Read more…]
Are you fighting a cold? Feeling a bit under the weather? Wait, I don’t mean a physical cold.
I’m wondering if you might have an emotional cold.
With this type of cold, you will probably struggle with feeling a little moody, discouraged and slightly depressed. [Read more…]
You rolled around on the floor when you laughed and you never worried about whether you looked silly.
When you fell and skinned your knee, you wailed loudly and cried hot tears. You screamed in anger when your brother threw your favorite doll in the mud. [Read more…]
You might recall that heart hunger is often related to a need for nurturing and comfort. Right now I could use a little of both. [Read more…]
You’ve peeked into the refrigerator three times since lunch. You want something to eat but you can’t figure out what you want. [Read more…]
You knew you weren’t physically hungry. Instead, you just started wanting something to eat.
Marty works at a large corporation where the staff are constantly being pressured to make more contacts, increase their sales, and produce more revenue. The threat of layoffs has been hanging in the air for weeks. [Read more…]
So on my break, I’d walk to a nearby bakery and buy a couple of chewy oatmeal raisin cookies.
It bothered me that I couldn’t break this habit. But no matter how hard I tried to resist, those cookies would occupy my thoughts until I got out to the bakery for my “fix.” [Read more…]