While working with the most common patterns that perpetuate women's struggles around food over the years, I've become aware of a particular inner shift - something I half-jokingly call the eating psychology "holy land" - a state of mind where a woman's outer eating habits can really transform.
What is this holy land?
This is the land of paradox, where eating well is born from the understanding that what we eat matters a lot and, at the exact same time, really doesn't matter that much.
Feels like a riddle, doesn't it?
Our Western minds often want to side with one position to the exclusion of the other.
If the mind is looking for who's "wrong": A woman that cares about her diet could be seen as self-absorbed, narrow-
minded, or obsessed (wrong). But a woman that doesn't care could be seen as lazy, neglectful, or self-indulgent (wrong).
If the mind is looking for who's "right": A woman that cares about her diet could be seen as self-loving, disciplined, and environmentally tuned-in (right). But a woman that doesn't care could be seen as more grounded in what "really matters" in life or is "beyond" bodily concerns or aesthetic concerns (right).
I'm sure you can also see how the mind likes to categorize whether eating carbohydrates, eating after 8pm, intermittent fasting, eating animal products, eating gluten, intuitive eating, or a low-fat diet are "right" or "wrong" too...
This stuff makes women feel bonkers when it comes to figuring out how to eat well and can create all sorts of unnecessary suffering.
If you've been wanting to work toward better balance, where you can focus on your eating and health, feel great, and then simply move on with your life, I'm offering my one-day eating psychology retreat toward the end of January (in a live, online version this time around!) to help you learn the path to getting there.
I'm holding both hands up: practical nutritional strategies to regulate eating habits and depth psychological perspectives for long-term healing. I hope you consider joining me!
With love & respect,