Tag archives for Healthy Coping
A stranger or even a friend makes the same remark to you as a family member. But it's your family member's words that sting the most. Somehow our family has a way of pushing our buttons---and that's because they installed them. Our family also triggers us so intensely because of regression, said therapist Britt Frank. Regression, she said, is returning to a less developed state.
When someone suggests that you feel your feelings, you might be wondering, that's nice, but how the heck do I do that? Because if you're used to ignoring or dismissing your feelings or distracting yourself, this is foreign territory. This is something that does not come naturally to you.
It's so easy to get caught up in weighing our food, in weighing ourselves. It's so easy to get caught up in counting calories, in swearing off dessert forever. It's so easy to spend hours cooking food we don't even like because it's on our meal plans, and we're trying to eat "clean."