THANK YOU FOOD. A POEM FROM AN EMOTIONAL EATER
"Thank you food, for all your support over the years,
for being something I could attempt to control when I felt the world around me crumble.
Thank you food, for being something to take my mind off of life,
for letting me numb the pain I wasn't ready to face.
Thank you food, for helping cope,
supporting me through all the dark times when I had no hope.
Thank you food, for adding sweetness to the sour circumstances,
and the bland ones, too.
Thank you food, for alerting me to the deep inner work I had to do."
-C/O Cara at age 22.
When we strip away all of our judgement for eating emotionally, and stop thinking it's a problem we need to fix, we finally have the space to see it for what it is:
A signal that an area of our life needs our attention...., that likely has little to do with food or weight.