The one word I keep hearing from many of you is overwhelm (followed by grief).
Between the ongoing pandemic, social media toxicity (although I’m finding the cancel culture and accountability debate interesting) and those of us in the U.S.A. on alert for more white supremacy domestic terrorism, our bodies understandably, feel unsafe.
Often when we feel unsafe, we turn to addictions like sugar, food, social media, work, alcohol or some combination. Johann Hari, a British journalist said, “the opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety. It’s human connection.”
To honor our need for more safety, connection and community, I’m answering your food and body questions.
Join me on Instagram every Thursday at 3 pm EST (and for the discussion that follows in the comments). The recording and my after thoughts (because there are always other things I wish I would’ve said!) will be delivered to your inbox on Tuesday’s at 8 pm EST.
These IG Lives will be in lieu of Well-Rounded, which is on hiatus until more news is helpful (for those new here, past editions are here).
This Thursday, I’ll be answering Victoria, a podcast listener, who agreed to come on this week’s IG Live so we can explore her question together:
“I’ve been learning about the 4 eating triggers and have one burning question. Does Tired means physical tiredness that we often feel at the end of the day? Or Tired can be sort of an emotional or mental state that we can feel even if we slept/ate/relaxed enough? I often feel “tired” even after sleeping 8 hours consistently. And to numb that feeling and get an energy boost, I often turn to sugar and coffee. Or do you think something else is hiding behind that, like feeling inadequate or anxious?”
I’ve done these “IG Lives” for awhile and am told they’re helpful. Other examples of questions and community discussions (click on question below for my answer):
Am I’m getting the COVID vaccine (and because I’m not in the immediate future, am I not afraid of long hauler syndrome)?
If and when do I weigh myself?
My take on why some wellness experts are anti-mask.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM me on Instagram. We’re in a time of chaos and increasing complexity; I hope these IG Lives ground and support you into what’s emerging for you. Never forget: your body truths are discoverable, unique, profound and liberating.
Looking forward to connecting on the ‘gram and in your inboxes.