Our self talk is very powerful and influences what we do and how we feel. Shoulds can get in the way of our resolutions and damage our self-esteem. Some solutions are suggested.
Soothing ourselves with food is a common way to try and regulate our feelings. I outline five psychological strategies as alternative self-soothing strategies.
Eating is a common way to soothe feelings and can easily lead to overeating. I outline five strategies to try as alternatives when experiencing the urge to manage feelings with food.
I describe the Harcombe diet which has helped me eliminate food cravings, re-appreciate real food, and gain vitality.
Overthinking, or rumination, prolongs and intensifies depression and anxiety symptoms and impairs problem solving. Strategies for overcoming rumination are outlined.