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The Weight of Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a time when most of us overeat. It’s just what we do on this holiday, right? We eat until we’re stuffed, and then when we have a little room opening up again in the old digestive tract, we fill it back up immediately. Hours later, we do it all over again. It’s okay–we’re

Spiritual Depletion and Emotional Eating–Part II

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You may be sensing that some deeper longing or hunger within you is fueling your emotional eating.  How do you know if your emotional eating represents a yearning for spiritual connection and nourishment?  In Part I of this article, I suggested that spiritual depletion may be experienced as a restlessness or sense of unease, discontent

Spiritual Depletion and Emotional Eating–Part I

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Just as a wholesome meal nourishes our body, spirituality nourishes our soul.  The spiritual component of well-being involves a search for meaning, serenity and joy that goes beyond our day-to-day concerns.  You may be sensing that some deeper longing or hunger within you is fueling your emotional eating.  Perhaps the concept of spiritual depletion resonates with