In preparing to release the overeating support program, Heal Overeating: Untangled, I share another audio blog today. It’s something that prompted surprisingly strong feelings.
A magazine article expressed the notion that we shouldn’t need, consciously or not. While the topic concerned electricity, I find parallels to the chatter that goes on in our heads about minimizing all kinds of needs we have in our life – like hunger. Or deeper needs for love, belonging, beauty, acceptance and apprecition.
Where does this anxiety come from, this irritated feeling that grows when our needs demand attention? What kinds of internal judgments do we make about ourselves and our needs as we go throughout our days, trying to disguise our needs? Why do we have such a hard time with being needy?
I relate this to how we can express our interdependence and belonging to one another. And how does this relate to diets and why they hold such appeal..