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Embrace all your emotions

Have you ever thought about the purpose of  your emotions?  If you’re like most people, you don’t think much about emotions (yours or anyone elses) and you just move through them, hoping to experience more of the pleasant, energizing ones and steer clear of the deflating ones.  When unpleasant emotions such as loneliness, hurt, disappointment or rejection surface, perhaps you try […]

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The emotional eater’s expectations: are they realistic?

After spending Saturday afternoon with a close friend, Jackie came home and baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies.  The time spent with her friend Carol did not feel nourishing.  The two dishes of ice cream and the plate of hot, fresh baked cookies did. Just baking the cookies felt more nourishing than spending time with Carol. Jackie knew that an afternoon with Carol meant […]

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