How Embodiment Heals in Binge Eating Recovery
Body & Food: Helping Without Harming
When you struggle with emotional and binge eating, it is often a sign that you are disconnected from your body. Your body becomes a battle ground and you lack a sense of safety and trust in your own skin.
Learning to embody yourself is a long journey, but will have a lasting impact on your ability to heal from emotional and binge eating. Embodiment is the intersection of body with the contents of who you are as a person.
I Like to Move It Move It
Sitting in session with a therapist many years ago, I confessed my frequent desire to visit the Krispy Kreme drive thru on my way from my therapy sessions back to my life. We did a little exploration of this emotional eating urge to self-soothe, and then she led me through a meditation that included her subtly shaming this choice by saying "Of course, you know the doughnuts are not good for you." From my perspective, I knew that there were times when I intentionally choose to self-soothe with food, and as long as I was doing this action with conscious awareness, it was an action I viewed as neutral. Her bias about doughnuts came through, I felt misattuned to, and she no longer felt like a safe person for me to explore my food and body issues with.
My Vagina Resists Self-Objectification
I truly believe in the power of movement to help us remember our true selves. for me, it is an essential part of a Reclaiming Beauty practice. This is why I am so thrilled to let you know about a women’s fitness experience and sisterhood circle, that my colleague and friend, Lizzy, is offering.
Celebration, Gratitude and Pomegranates
This year marked the 20th anniversary of The Vagina Monologues, and local activists were invited to speak about what or why their vagina resists as a part of the performance. I was honored to be invited to participate, as the Vagina Monologues has been an important part of my personal grief process, liberation and celebration of my vagina and my feminine power.
The Reclaiming Beauty Journal & Wisdom Deck Book Release party was a wild success, and I have been spending some time since eating lots of pomegranates and integrating the positive feelings from the evening. The themes of the night were Celebration and Gratitude, gifts that flow to a person who has the courage to embark on the Reclaiming Beauty journey.