Posts tagged healing your relationship with food
Before a New Year Begins...

You know me and my love of milestones. birthdays, the beginning of a season, the start of a new year or a new chapter in my life. There's just something magical about new beginnings and it's a powerful moment to make promises to ourselves. In no other moment of the year is this truer than New Year's Eve. I always ask people this time of year if they make any resolutions and almost everyone has some kind of tradition of setting their gaze on a future goal, promising to do something they have yet to do, promising to leave stress behind a bit and focus more on the good stuff of life. I get it, I'm one of those people. I do this the night before a birthday, the night before a new year, when I'm sitting on a plane coming back home from a trip. It's so nice to sit with oneself and take stock of what really matters and what we'd like to change.

One of those years something very special happened, I promised myself I would look into that whole "vegan thing", boy was that a good idea and not in a million years could I have guessed where it brought me! It's been many years since that day and now I get to hear the stories of so many people who confide in me and look for support on their journey. You have no idea how much I think of those little conversations you and I have as true treasures. I would have also never thought that Carlos would join me on that journey, nor that we would have this place where we all get to hang out together. 

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Finding your Food Stories: a Map to Understanding your Relationship with Food

In a recent blog post and podcast episode, we talked about finding your body image story. Those short conversations and events that happened early in your life that started to define the way you looked at and felt about your body. Going back is so powerful, therapists have know this for years. It's not about feeling sorry for yourself, or getting stuck in a blame cycle, or living in the past, it's actually about coming to a bigger sense of understanding, and with that, lots of compassion and love towards yourself and whatever issues you have now. It's understanding that you and the people around you are simply human, and it's also the beginning stages of finding true healing, especially when it comes to food, eating and body image issues.

Since we already went on that scavenger hunt to find our body image stories, today we're going on a different ride, we're going back in time to look for specific moments in which we got important cues about food, eating and dieting. We're on a mission to dismantle these, and to build our views about food back up in a more healthy and pleasurable way that excludes punishment or guilt. Doesn't that sound nice? As usual, I'm sharing some of my stories, it's only fair right?

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