Why Forgiveness Helps You Heal

Apr 19, 2018
Have you ever downed an entire package of chips, crackers, or cookies? Ate pizza or cake until you felt sick? Drank more coffee or wine than your body wanted?

Do you remember how you were feeling at the time?

I ask because sometimes we overeat to help distract ourselves from emotional pain. Think about it—have you noticed that sometimes when you overeat you’re not hungry at all?

What you are is lonely. Or angry. Or sad. Or resentful. Or frustrated. Or something else.

So what hurt are YOU holding on to?

Tap Into the Power of Forgiveness

Wouldn’t it be more effective to address your uncomfortable feelings? The best, most thorough, most divinely perfect way to do that is through forgiveness. If you’ve been allowing your present health to be controlled by past hurts, I urge you to commit to forgiving.

Forgiving is not easy, even for the most enlightened among us. At this time of year it is particularly relevant because it is a time of new beginnings as the children start a new year of school and we start a new year of work. It is a good time to make a new commitment to yourself to make a change.

In Judaism, the High Holidays are around the corner which include Yom Kipur, the Day of Atonement. This day is set aside aside to ask god for forgiveness for any wrongs you may have committed in the previous year, to ask forgiveness of others and to ask forgiveness of yourself.  When you forgive, you free yourself from self imposed limits which can have a lasting impact on your health.
 
These are some steps that can help you make a start:
  • Talk to sympathetic friends and family about your desire to forgive. Chatting with others is tremendously comforting.
  • Write a letter to the person you’d like to forgive. You can decide whether or not you send it.This could also be a letter to yourself.
  • See the situation from the other person’s perspective—your own perspective may change.
  • Don’t forget to forgive yourself - sometimes we can be harshest with ourselves.
  • Understand that you are responsible for your own attitude. Don’t let holding a grudge keep you from feeling free, open, and powerful in your own life.
Forgive and watch how much easier your relationship with eating becomes.
Get Even Healthier!

Are you ready to live your healthiest life yet? Want to change your relationship to eating? Curious about how health coaching can help you make your own healthy changes? Let’s talk! Schedule a Kickstart Your Mojo consultation with me today—or pass this offer on to someone you care about!

What Makes Me Different?
  • I believe we can be our best selves if we find balance in our lives, energy in our bodies and joy in the food we eat.
  • I believe I can motivate people to make the changes they need to become the people they want to be.
  • I believe that transformation doesn't always have to be so serious - having fun and laughing is a huge part of healing!


As a coach, I put the power back in YOUR hands.  

 

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