Part of having feelings is expressing them. When you’re expressing joy, happiness, contentment, enjoyment, etc. you may smile or laugh. When you’re not feeling those emotions and someone tells you you should be smiling or makes you feel like you should smile, that can be incredibly painful and […]
When I first created this website, I quickly wrote the tagline “Grieve their loss, my friends, and then join me in exploring how to manage when not all foods fit into your life.” I didn’t give it much thought at the time, but I realize now just how much of nutrition counseling deals with grieving different losses. It’s partly about the loss of different food items that can no longer fit into the diet, but on a deeper level it’s about grieving the loss of a former self. This may be the loss of a healthy or sick self. Yes, it’s possible, and so normal, to miss your sick self.
Has anything ever been more true?? We’re just going to keep doing the same thing over and over again until we find a better way or work through whatever issues are holding us back.
Talk about it. Do the work. Allow the healing. It’s time to move on.
There is only now.
7 tips for practicing mindfulness to reduce physical discomfort after eating, especially when you have IBS or IBD
Feel the fear and do it anyway.