Can you adapt and adjust when things aren't going your way?

The client cancelled and you were counting on that money! Your friend forgot about the lunch appointment with you and you feel rejected and hurt. Emotional stress is a demon that lurks in the shadows of our mind and our lives; and that is why I have gained all that weight I needed to indulge in that chocolate bar to ease my pain and frustration or maybe it is a glass of wine that I need. Have you ever had those thoughts? Does disappointment and stress trigger addiction to some behavior that you think will ease the pain or distress?

What message are you sending to your body?

I recently had lunch with a new friend and although it was fun and entertaining, it was also a moment of truth and self-realization for her. She shared how she just recently has learned to become one with her body and accept it for its size and shape. Over the years she has been in total conflict with her physical appearance. She is a full-bodied woman who has throughout her life verbalized her frustration anddisdainfor the way she has held onto fat. Because she is big, she wears full and baggy clothes to hide her shape.