Our challenges with food, body, health, and weight can serve as a window into our inner world. It’s easy to stay on the outside doing all kinds of dieting, exercise, or strategies that ultimately don’t work, and wondering why we can’t find an opening.
Peek through the window and suddenly you’ll find yourself in a new place with new possibilities.
Our food challenges might lead us to where the real healing needs to happen – unhappiness in a relationship, past hurts or abuses, unfulfilled desires, a lack of connection, the need for greater purpose in life, and so much more.
One of the principles of Dynamic Eating Psychology is that food is a symbolic place where we enact these life challenges when we are unable to confront them head-on.
A symbolic substitute is the best stand-in for the thing we really want.
So for example if we feel a lack of meaning or excitement in life, or if we don’t have the love we want, we often turn to food as the best available substitute.
This doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with you. You are not broken. It is simply a place to get curious about what you truly want.

Curiosity has saved me more times than I can count and helped me grown in more ways than I can measure.

Trust, and be willing to go in and go deep.

The window is always open to you.

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Emily Rosen is the co-owner and CEO of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations, and keeps a pulse on the fields of eating psychology and nutrition to ensure the Institute’s position as a leader worldwide. Emily makes things happen. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to speak and present internationally and be at the forefront of a new generation of women leaders committed to making a heartfelt difference in the world. Her tireless work and faithful commitment have touched the lives of millions of fans and followers worldwide.