Painful life events and struggles are inevitable. They are part of the human experience. However, the interpretation or meaning that you give these painful experiences, and how you choose to cope (or not) with your emotions, is what will ultimately dictate your experience. If you choose to numb your pain, you miss the wisdom and resilience it can offer you. But, if you do, know that there is nothing wrong with you. Ultimately, confronting your hurt (instead of numbing yourself to it) involves shifting the attitude that you choose to cultivate. While you cannot change the past, you can undoubtedly change your response to it.
Few emotions in life are as profound as those stemming from your childhood experiences. But what you may not realize is that the roots of those experiences may go further than just your own childhood. Therefore, if your goal is to be the best version of yourself, you must start by taking an honest inventory of any traumas that may be holding you back in the first place. Otherwise, you may end up projecting old wounds or patterns onto others.
Our fast-paced lives distract us from being genuinely intentional about our meals. It’s common for us to eat in front of the television, computer, or to have our smartphone in hand, which is the very definition of mindless eating. Instead, we need to become mindful eaters — because doing so is vital to becoming your most vibrant, healthiest self! But to do that, we need to unpack what mindless eating is really all about.