Body Awareness and Our Relationship with Food and Nutrition

Healthy food on a wooden table
Our relationship with food and nutrition is intrinsically tied to body awareness. However, more and more of us are pushed by modern society into hyper-cognitive and overstimulated mode, which we habitually react to by sliding toward a ‘thought-forward’ existence. We become stuck in loops, always trying to figure out “what we need to be doing better” to get just ever-so-slightly ahead (or, even worse, make sure we don’t “fall behind”.)
We become so wrapped up in that cycle that we overlook the wisdom our bodies are always trying to tell us through the wordless language of sensation for what we truly need to feel whole, complete, and content.  Overthinking everything dampens our innate abilities to heal ourselves and be present for our loved ones. As the light begins to fade and we transition into Fall, we are presented with the opportunity to slow down and look inward, turning the volume down on the external world and allowing us to truly listen to the timeless knowledge we all have access to inside our bodies. 

Recently, I had the pleasure of being featured as a guest on the Craving Food Freedom podcast, hosted by Bay Area Dietician and Executive Coach, Elise Liu.

In this episode, Elise and I explore topics surrounding regulating our nervous systems, how increasing body awareness connects to conscious eating practices, and delve into the fact that society’s relentless pursuit of “success” inevitably leads to stress.

Give it a listen if you’re eager to learn more about conscious eating and body-centered psychology, or if you’d like to learn more about my personal journey in the world of health and wellness.

Authentically connecting with and nurturing the power of the felt experience enriches our lives, fostering self-love and healing. When we explore sensations and increase body awareness, we gain the ability to effectively manage stress and understand deeply ingrained neurological responses from past experiences. Mindfulness practices like somatic-relational psychotherapy, bodywork, meditation, and yoga ground us in the present moment, serving as vital tools for managing and regulating painful emotions. 

All the Best,