Reconnect With Food®

Beverly Price, RD, MA, RYT

317 E. Eleven Mile Rd. Royal Oak, MI 48067 phone: (248) 336-2868

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Monday, March 02, 2009

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Reconnect with Food

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Nutrition Counseling and Yoga Therapy

 

 

This month's article was provided to you by Laura Wittke, Registered Dietitian of Henderson, Nevada. It just goes to show you that not only does your relationship with food parallel every other relationship in your life, but your relationship with your refrigerator parallels every other relationship in your life as well!

THE METAPHYSICS OF YOUR FRIDGE

What does metaphysics have to do with your refrigerator? Or more to the point, what does your refrigerator have to do with your life? Recently while staying with friends I opened their fridge to store some of my food I had brought with me. There was no room for even a small carton of yogurt - their refrigerator was packed to overflowing, each shelf stacked 2 or 3 layers deep. I could not even see all the way to the back. Odd shapes wrapped in foil and plastic bags of mystery meat impeded free flow of air, the door was laden with jars less than half full, and there was a musty smell.

Rather than abundance, I noticed a sense of stagnation. The motor was straining to capacity to keep all this food cold, and I made a bet with myself that if I tested the temperature it would be above the 40* safe upper limit.

I reflected on my dear friend, the owner of this fridge. She is a small person carrying around almost half- again her normal weight. She is cheerful, voluble, and a positive and delightful force in her world - but her excess weight is affecting her health, and she feels the extra pounds slowing her down and interfering with her favorite things in life - gardening and playing with her grandchildren.

Many years ago I ventured forth to a clothing-optional community to stay with friends for the weekend. This was a big stretch for me, and as I began to learn to get over my own inhibitions, one seemingly unrelated memory looms large. Their refrigerator was so engorged that it appeared ready to spew forth its contents, unable to hold even one more bite. The lady of the house, as the song says, was "like a brick house" - solid and square, with 75 or more extra pounds on her frame. She seemed sad and withdrawn, bereft of a physical barrier (clothes) between her and the world, but with a defending wall of flesh.

In these 2 instances the women so happened to be stewards of the refrigerators. I have seen other households where the fridges reflected the inner workings of the man of the house who took responsibility for grocery shopping and cooking. Before we are tempted to lapse into judgment, either of the refrigerators or the people who own them, let us remind ourselves that we all outpicture our "stuff". This is a good thing, because through these manifestations we get clues to what is going on inside us.

Here are some questions for reflection:

  • When I open the door of my refrigerator, what feelings do I get?
  • Does energy circulate well?
  • Are the veggies still "alive" - green, fresh, crisp?
  • Do I have a sense of appropriate abundance? Stifling excess? Or lack and poverty?
  • How old is the "stuff" in jars? What can I release?
  • How does this fridge reflect my own inner storage - what am I hanging onto? How is this serving me?


We can thank [the Universe] for these clues, and act on the promptings of Spirit to clean out and refresh both our inner and outer cold storage! The point of change is always the present moment! There is no shame in the past, and no need to do things "right", only the prompting to be true to ourselves today.

"Today I trust in Spirit and all my needs are met. I joyfully release what I no longer need, knowing that when I clear out the clutter, energy joy and life circulates for my greatest good. I am so grateful! And so it is."

 

 

 

Inner Door Center for Comprehensive Eating Disorder Prevention, Treatment and Support



We are the first comprehensive eating disorder program in Michigan offering a viable alternative to residential care for medically stable individuals or those who do not meet criteria for inpatient/residential treatment. We also offer step- down programs for those discharged from inpatient treatment. Feel free to contact us as you may be able to access your health insurance, in some cases, for this particular program.

Check our upcoming Reconnect with Food upcoming series beginning Wednesday, March 25th

 

 

Namaste'

Beverly Price

email: bev@reconnectwithfood.com

phone: 248-390-4150

web: http://www.reconnectwithfood.com

Monday, February 16, 2009

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Reconnect Series!

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Reconnect with Life! -- starts this week!

Yoga and group therapy program for individuals interested in managing depression and anxiety along with the underlying food and related addictions, led by Marie Fox, Licensed Masters Social Worker and Registered Yoga Teacher of Beverly Price's Inner Door Center

Dates:, Wednesdays, February 18, 25, March 4 and 11

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $49 for the 1st session only and $199 for all 4 sessions (early bird registration extended)

For more information or to register click here

 

 

 

Reconnect with Food Candlelight Yoga and Discussion Programs for Eating Disorders Awareness Week :

Central Michigan University, Mt. Plesant, MI, Wednesday, February 25th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. E-mail rober1ar@cmich.edu to register.

Center for Yoga, Birmingham, MI, Friday, February 27th, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Download flyer here

 

 

Reconnect with Food

Yoga, education, discussion and spiritual support for individuals interested in exploring their relationship with food, body image and emotions. Learn how your relationship with food parallels every other relationship in your life.

Dates: Wednesdays, March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $195 and increases to $215, 10 days prior to start of program.

Facilitator: Beverly Price, RD, MA, RYT- Registered Dietitian and Registered Yoga Teacher

For more information or to register click here

 

 

Michelle Mund is a fourth year doctoral student at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She is conducting research on the relationships and attachments between new mothers with a history of disordered eating and their infants. Her goal is to explore the unique experiences women with a history of disordered eating face as they transition to motherhood and build relationships with their babies. Any information obtained from this study will remain confidential and all of the participants' responses will remain anonymous. The total anticipated time for the completion of the survey is approximately 20 minutes.

A participant would be eligible for this study if she meets the following criteria:

1) Participant is self-identified as having had a history of symptoms of disordered eating.

2) Participant is between the ages of 25 and 35 years old.

3) Participant is a first-time mother.

4) Participant's baby is between the ages of six- and eighteen- months old.

5) Participant delivered a full-term baby, and the participant took her baby home with her following the participant's discharge from a hospital or birthing center.

6) Participant is married and is in a heterosexual relationship.

7) Participant is a resident of the United States.

If you are interested in participating in the study, click here
If you have any questions, please contact me at Michelle_Mund@mspp.edu.


email: bev@reconnectwithfood.com

phone: 248-390-4150

web: http://www.reconnectwithfood.com

Thursday, November 13, 2008

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