Raising kids can be especially tough for emotional eaters, who tend to constantly judge themselves for their negative feelings. When we have feelings we deem inappropriate we usually bury them with food. Then we gain weight…a perfect punishment for the guilt we feel for feeling feelings we think we shouldn’t feel. After all, there’s no better self-administered beating than destructive eating and weight gain. But are our dark feelings, especially toward our children, really so bad? In this episode I explore what it means to have such feelings and what you can do about them.
See show notes and relevant links below.
1:50 It’s typical to have feelings you think you shouldn’t have.
4:00 Beating up ourselves up about our kids
6:00 negative feelings towards kids
7:56 Feelings don’t stay if you are willing to face them.
10:00 What happens when we bury it
11:40 Feelings like waves
14:00 Letting it wash away
17:18 It’s not easy
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