We’re so inspired and touched by the depth and breadth of the responses from the women who have joined the Café and are shining their light for each other, as together they navigate the labyrinthine path towards freedom from eating struggles. This week we are beginning the process of teasing apart the different kinds of hunger. Just as some indigenous cultures have many words for snow and we have only one, so it is with the concept of hunger. How many kinds of hunger are there, really, and how can we tell them apart? And how many ways can we feel “full” in our lives? We are beginning with identifying the different sensations for physical hunger and where we feel them in our bodies, learning how to listen to the “whispers” (and not just the shouts), and to stealthily track any thoughts and feelings that might distract us from hearing the messages our bodies are sending.
Anita & Elisabeth