I honestly don’t believe that there are any women in the developed world who don’t have some form of distortion in their relationship with food. The messages that we receive from everywhere – our families, cultural groups, societies, celebrity culture and the media in all its forms – all contribute to a relationship with food and eating that is unhealthy, abnormal and limiting.
I have this distortion myself so it’s easy for me to recognise it, in some form or another, in almost every woman that I encounter in my work and daily interactions.
Eating issues aren’t always obvious
It’s important to remember, that a slim or a not-slim body is no true indicator of how healthy or balanced the relationship is to food and eating. Many, many slim women are battling just as much with how they feel about food and how much they eat as well as those who aren’t slim. The form may look different but the underlying motivations and drives are similar: that food has an over-exaggerated and unhealthy role in their lives.
This is a vast, deep subject that can take decades of reflection and inner work to unravel, to understand and to heal – and many women don’t have the time or the perseverance to do this.
Also, many of the approaches and much of the information that attempt to address this extremely complex subject seldom get below the surface. Unlike smoking, drinking or overspending – or any of the other many addictions out there – eating isn’t something that we can stop doing. We have to eat to live – so we therefore have to try and manage and heal the issues with how we eat on a daily basis, while we continue to feed ourselves.
Diets are only temporary
I’ve had issues with food for my entire life so this is something that is close to my heart – and that I continue to work on to heal and restore. It’s not enough for me to try temporary diets or programmes – these are seldom a long-term solution anyway – but rather to try and get to a place within myself where I have a ‘normal’ relationship with food.
My intention is to be able to enjoy food with a natural ease and a comfortable freedom, without monitoring how much or how little I’ve eaten. I want food to take its rightful place in my life as a source of healthy nourishment so that it equips and fuels me to live the purpose of my life to the best of my ability.
Healthy Eating Remedy – this really helps!
As part of my journey to heal my relationship with food, along with my homeopath, Genie Rowson, I developed a healing remedy for overeating as one of the remedies in my Living on Purpose©Signature Range.
This tender, patient remedy comes from what I’ve learned along the way and it’s designed to give you support, inspiration and healing as you work to heal your own issues with overeating. Why not give it a try and let it:
• Help you to reconnect to your body and its natural needs
• Encourage appreciation of your body and a desire to care for it
• Help you to release painful emotions that may be causing overeating
• Increase courage, motivation and perseverance to learn healthy new habits
• Build an inner sense of abundance, satisfaction and safety
• Help to stimulate the thyroid and parathyroid and support the pancreas, skin and nervous systems
• Assist with absorption and assimilation of nutrients
• Purify and clear toxins in organs and glands
• Vitalise the body and help to renew tissues
• Build optimism and hope