photo: Michelle Rodriguez, owner of amor comida
The owner of amor comida (love food) happens to be my roommate. Yes, Love Body lives with Love Food. It's a beautiful combination. Part of joyful embodiment, for me, is being in love with food. Food is a source of health and sustenance, but also a source of creativity, joy and pleasure for me.
Oftentimes, when we're focused on weight, it's easy to see food as the enemy, something to be controlled. Instead of being a source of joy, it can be a source of shame, guilt and frustration. To me, this is a tragedy.
My sister Shana said to me one time, "You should be excited for your lunch." She was referring to packing a lunch for work or preparing lunch ahead of time. So many folks simply pack something that will sustain them or something that is in alignment with a new fad diet. When you're working and you start to daydream about lunchtime, it's way more fun to be excited about what you packed or prepared. It's way more fun and satisfying to enjoy the experience of eating, to relish in nourishing yourself in a beautiful way.
Love Body practices aim to support you in developing a more joyful relationship with food. We understand that there are many factors that play into relationship with food, some of which are fairly complicated and fueled by intense emotion. In next Monday's session, we'll talk about the basics of conscious eating, un-dieting, and foods for mental resilience. We'll talk about ways to develop a new, joyful relationship with food, fueled by your body's inherent wisdom and your soul's deepest desires.
Free yourself from the deprivation, guilt, shaming, calorie-counting, confusion and frustration related to dieting. Be excited for lunch!
Register now for Monday, December 7th