Have you ever felt the high of starting a new diet? The excitement, the anticipation, the idea that your life will be better, starting tomorrow?
How could you NOT be excited about the promise of a new life- one in which you’re thin, happy, cooking organic food for your perfect family in your gorgeous kitchen? If diets can give me all of that- sign me up, right?! The only thing is… it’s all a façade.
What are you really reaching for when you’re reaching for food?
Emotional eating is not inherently bad or shameful, but is instead a message from your body. It’s your body’s wisdom telling you what it’s in need of in that moment. By reaching for food to cope, we may be missing out on a great opportunity to ride a wave of emotion.
Last week after George Floyd’s murder, my first instinct was to write and post, as writing is a form of therapy for me. While then immediately also acknowledging that my voice was not the voice that needed to be heard. Allowing space to be open to receive words, voices, and materials of those who experience racism that’s as present as the air we breathe.
It’s amazing how body image insecurities can seemingly come out of nowhere. A smell, a store, a perceived glance- sometimes it can send us into a spiral that was unexpected.
Warmer weather and all that comes with it (more exposed skin, pool parties, beach trips, etc), can have your body image insecurities screaming louder than ever!
DREAD. When the sun would descend, my anxiety around food would rise up.
I couldn’t help myself. The pull towards the refrigerator or the pantry was too strong.
Look at these little fluff balls! We welcomed 4 chicks to our home this week and are so excited to watch them grow into spunky chickens!
As I've been getting acquainted with these little chicks, I've realized they have a lot to teach me about our relationship with food & our body. I'm also loving that I can now use #chickenlessons on my social media too (if you're not following me, you can find me on Instagram here, and on Facebook here)!
I absolutely love making this plant-based lasagna. It's perfect any time of year but what I love most about this lasagna is how light and bright the flavors are, which makes it a lovely option when you want lasagna but don't want a super heavy dairy and meat-filled meal.
About Jessica Leigh Wellbeing
At Jessica Leigh Wellbeing, I support women in discovering the wisdom in their body's cravings.
I utilize a customized multi-faceted approach that addresses the psychology of eating, intuitive movement, energy healing, bodywork & more.
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