Last week I decided to unplug. Not permanently or even all the time — just evenings. I’m sure you can relate to why I made that decision. Staying connected via email, blogs, surfing the internet, whatever was leaving little time for me. And it wasn’t feeling good.
One of the first things I did upon unplugging was pick up a book. Not just any old book. Geneen Roth’s newest: Women Food and God. Boy, was it the perfect book to pick up at this time in my life.
Roth’s book is powerful. It moved me and I suspect will move or has moved a lot of others immediately to the point. Our relationship with food is a mirror of our relationship with life. At least for those of us who have struggled with eating in our lives. Moreover, our relationship with food gives us a portal, a doorway, into ourselves, to connecting with and understanding how we deal with life and how we might do things differently, to help us find peace, enjoy more.
I’m not going to even attempt to describe Roth’s newest any more than this. I’ll just say that if you are or have ever been an emotional eater, pick it up. See what it says to you.
If you find it powerful, I’d love to hear your thoughts about what makes it so for you.