Freedom from Emotional Eating, Food & Weight Obsession

The Art of Dress

Have you ever reflected on what clothes and dressing mean to you?

What motivates you to wear what you wear?

Why you avoid wearing particular styles, colors or patterns?

How different clothes inspire different movements, moods, feelings or states?

Have you ever considered bending or even eliminating the limitations or rules about what is appropriate (or not appropriate)?

My daughter’s relationships with clothes emerged at a very young age: around two years old. She would mix and match patterns, colors, sets of outfits, socks and clothes. At one point she refused to wear anything that matched, including socks. I watched her with a sense of curiosity and wonder.

I often received comments and sometimes complaints about what she wore. I remember hearing things like: “Why do you let her dress like that?” or “You let her out of the house like that?”

“Was I acting as an irresponsible mommy allowing my daughter too much freedom and control,” I asked myself many times.

I reflected on these comments as I observed my daughter’s process. Clothes were an expression of creativity for her. She explored herself and the world through her clothing. It was a pleasure

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I have worked in the Wellness Field for 30 years. I created an Emotional Eating & Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Program way before most people knew BED was an eating disorder, NOT a “willpower” issue. Personally, I suffered for years before finding answers and the help I needed and deserved! I became a Coach in 1997 to help others who were still suffering as I had. I love being a Coach!


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