As a Master Nutrition Therapist, Eating Psychology Coach, and Yoga Instructor I am relishing in this journey that I have chosen …. or more accurately has chosen me.
This weekend at the Psychology of Eating conference I got to connect with a client that I have been working with for six months. Because he lives in Lebanon we have met over the internet and though it isn't my ideal way to interact, I am very appreciative of the opportunity it provides.
When we saw each other in the flesh, for first time this weekend, his jubilant energy immediately lit me up and I felt grateful for the connection we share. The internet is great! And meeting in person is SO SO wonderful. There is so much that happens through non-verbal communication when I get to see someones eyes, and they get to see mine.
An aspect of his trip that we both celebrated (it didn't surprise either of us, and yet it was wonderful to acknowledge) was when he was in Boulder he said he felt 'at home' and with 'his tribe' of people. He felt at ease in each moment, relaxed and safe. He admitted that he let himself 'indulge' with food, giving himself permission to eat treats that he normally avoids and he lost weight. In only four days he noticed that his pants were looser and he felt less bloated. Even though he was eating foods that weren't necessarily 'good' for him, his body responded to the safety he felt, both in geography and with people. I am continually amazed at the influence our emotional body has on our physical body.