But take a closer listen, and something more nuanced reveals itself in our language:
Part of me wants to stay with my lover/partner/husband/wife, but another part of me longs for the freedom of being un-coupled.
Part of me feels I was totally dissed by my sister, but another part of me stops me from saying anything by telling me I’m too sensitive or over-reacting.
Part of me wants to get my eating in order and get in really great shape, but another part of me over-eats after work.
Our language points to an interesting observation…
We’ve got a little posse of personality parts taking up residence inside us and depending on the day or circumstance, one may be more in charge of your decisions than another.
It’s more normal than you may think. (Archaic healers knew this and modern psychological models are more deeply understanding this)
Do you ever find yourself:
Trying to control your body, appetite, other people, or situations
People pleasing or making sure you behaving in a favorable way around others
Planning or managing the details of your life
Striving and trying to stay on top of things
Or find yourself:
Indulging in food, excessive social media, smoking, or drinking
Feeling reactive, explosive, or defensive
Leaving or fleeing the scene when something stressful comes up
Some of us tend to try and stay on top of things in order to feel good. Others extinguish certain feelings through more immediate reactivity. Many of us have a little of both.
On Sunday, March 24th, for those near and far, I’m teaching a 90-minute workshop from 1-2:30pm EST. We gather together remotely and explore these aspects more deeply. You’ll also be introduced to an energy available to every human being that can heal, calm, and care for us as well as help us enter life with courage and confidence.
Date: Sunday, March 24th 2019
Time: 1:00-2:15pm EST
Where: We meet virtually. We’ll gather in a private Facebook group and I’ll be class teaching live at 1pm
(Make a little tea, find a quiet space, and have a notebook with you)
Registration is now open. If you’re interested, I’d love to have you!
Sign up here:
Join us at Refresh Wellness with Holistic Nutrition and Eating Psychology Counselor Laura Burkett for this one-hour community class for women, exploring a nutritional and psychological approach to body weight. You’ll learn the fascinating variables that impact body weight (many that you won’t often hear in a gym or at your doctor’s office). We’ll draw on Laura’s 10 years of experience doing counseling and coaching work with women.
Come to learn and feel inspired.
Location: Refresh Wellness Center, 4843 Cascade Rd SE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 26th 6:30pm-7:30pm
Save your seat and register HERE
Finally get the eating and body image education you never got when you were younger! Empower Your Eating is a 6-week guided online program that will guide you into the psychology of healthy body image and nutritional freedom.
For any health-conscious woman that still finds herself struggling and longs to feel more confident and free.
Check out the program HERE and arrange your start date with Laura
More events are right around the corner