“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
~M. Scott Peck
The moments after we’ve “checked out” by using food provide us with an opportunity for change. Often though, these dark moments are filled with despair, body hatred, and all-or-nothing thinking. This time of year, as we transition from the slower, restorative days of summer to the faster, depleting pace of fall, it may be helpful to consider the wisdom (and the power) in these moments.
After an emotional eating episode, if we allow
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