As a kid, my favorite books to read were authored by Judy Blume. She wrote about things that mattered to a pre-pubescent and adolescent girl. Things like developing boobs, getting your period, being teased at school and having crushes on boys. I devoured her books because they were about real things that I could relate to. But once shamed for liking these books the experience became a bittersweet one. What is this tendency of emotional eaters to feel shame for things we enjoy, and how we can turn that around, now that we are adults?

See show notes and relevant links below.

1:42 Feeling a lot of emotions
2:30 Emotional eaters are deep feelers
3:12 It’s important to feel the feelings
4:26 Judy Blume memories
8:29 Internalizing shame for things we enjoy
13:45 Shame colors everything we do
16:18 Stop diminishing the things we enjoy
19:20 Accept who you really are and following your path

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