We need better paradigms.
Fantastic, you’ve got a way with words. I think there is an overlap here with the wailing woman talk worth highlighting: I’ve never engaged in this behavior when there’s a strong masculine energy in my life. In fact, such an ‘environmental control’ will almost guarantee that my overeating episodes are contained. Anything else would feel disrespectful to him. Maybe this isn’t such an easy fix (though I’m taking applications for strong men!) but it speaks to the evolutionary mismatch of living so much of life alone as an independent woman. It also ties into why eating disorder treatments involve eating with people.
Profoundly attuned and revelatory. Thank you so much for your courageous self-disclosure. I look forward to the next installments!
Wow Jen! You indeed nailed it. You are a marvelous wordsmith and this ‘wailing woman’ topic is truly worthy of continued exploration, explanations and chatter. You have a way of getting to the point, posing questions, raising hypothesis and continually questioning your direction. This one’s for the ages, let’s keep exploring.
I feel seen and heard. XO. Now to collapse dramatically back into my brook.
Wow. That was a very personal and explosive essay. I love it and appreciate how open you are to share. I just wanna know who is giving you shit on social media. You're perfect and I'm gonna go kick their asses!!!! Who's with me???? Grab the pitchforks!!!!!
Shit Jen! You nailed it! TY
Yes to all this.
I think that periodic water only fasting is a great way to reset our healthy eating patterns . I do a four day water only fast every six weeks and is works wonders for curbing my binge eating.