There is an intersection where we find ourselves starved for the core sense of love, acceptance, belonging, and security, all of which evoke embodied feelings of satiety, warmth, fullness, and calm; and the prevalence of cheap, readily accessible foods that have little nutritional value, but also evoke a temporary sense of satiety, warmth, fullness, and calm.
The Mom To-Do List Got You Down? If You Don’t Have Time to Smash the Patriarchy From the Carpool, Here’s A Tip:
Usually, we just look at our list and try to pack in as much as we can and feel just as stressed and overwhelmed as when we started. Angry and frustrated we feel ineffective and deficient, certain that “everyone else” has it all together. (They don’t. I know. I hear the truth in my office.)
We live in a culture that teaches us to pursue happiness, but not how to be happy.
If I could tell you one thing, it’s that you desperately need your own love more than anything and I’m being serious and not “woo-woo” at all.