Redefining your relationship with food and body in times of uncertainty.

One thing that has surfaced during this whole process is I’ve been questioning my relationship with food and body more. When I received the diagnosis of breast cancer, my first response was to look at my diet and go into this mindset that I need to go on a cleanse, detox, cut out certain foods, take supplements, and find the most right diet to heal cancer.

Wait a minute. How many people do I know who have been diagnosed with cancer who eat healthy, exercise, and live a fairly balanced life? Actually, in my case, most of the people I know who have cancer have been people I consider to be ‘healthy’. So if that is not the sure fire way to stop cancer from occurring or to heal my diagnosis than why am I trying to put so much focus on this and in the meantime making myself feel more anxious and more deprived?

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Dear Joy, I want to assure you....

You are not your addictions or your fears. You are not your eating challenges. What you believe about your body is not who you are. 

You are not irresponsible, incapable, unlovable, tragic, bad, defective, dysfunctional, wrong, sick, or weak.

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