Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform

Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling By weaving practical insights and exercises through a rich tapestry of multicultural myths, ancient legends, and folktales, Anita Johnston helps the millions of women preoccupied with their weight discover and address the issues behind their negative attitudes toward food [Ebook] ➢ Paid Boyfriend By kimpyvon – Lavons.co.uk ancient legends [Ebook] ➧ Pro PHP XML and Web Services ➭ Robert Richards – Lavons.co.uk and folktales [Read] ➬ Lyrics of Life Author Abraham Messler Quick – Lavons.co.uk Anita Johnston helps the millions of women preoccupied with their weight discover and address the issues behind their negative attitudes toward food Multiple women had recommended this book to me as an insightful guide for mending broken relationships with food While there were certain parts of the book I found useful powerful, I had trouble connecting to much of the advice The book is organized around these myths, which she uses as metaphors for our eating disorders I would ve just skipped the myths and talkeddirectly about the disordered behavior I also thought some of the chapters were a leeeettle too new age y for me I m not Multiple women had recommended this book to me as an insightful guide for mending broken relationships with food While there were certain parts of the book I found useful powerful, I had trouble connecting to much of the advice The book is organized around these myths, which she uses as metaphors for our eating disorders I would ve just skipped the myths and talkeddirectly about the disordered behavior I also thought some of the chapters were a leeeettle too new age y for me I m not big on dream analysis, for example But I think the overall tone of the book one of forgiveness and self awareness was important It s also got some great feminine power embracing your womanhood passages For those on the hunt for resources The book Intuitive Eating spokeaccurately to my disordered eating, although at the time I wasn t ready to put into practice its suggestions It is hard for me to articulate what I feel about this book because it made such a deep impression on me Before reading this book I felt like strong rushing waters from a broken dam, vaguely wanting to go a certain direction but not really being able to harness the energy and power bursting out all over the place This situation, if left, would either turn destructive, or in to a stagnant lake When I read this book it taught me how to gather my rushing waters and direct them in to a healthy ch It is hard for me to articulate what I feel about this book because it made such a deep impression on me Before reading this book I felt like strong rushing waters from a broken dam, vaguely wanting to go a certain direction but not really being able to harness the energy and power bursting out all over the place This situation, if left, would either turn destructive, or in to a stagnant lake When I read this book it taught me how to gather my rushing waters and direct them in to a healthy channel So I can be ever flowing, ever increasing, always a stronger Me I learned how to be in control I call it being one with myself.This book gave me the courage, the hope, and the tools to begin to open my eyes and really see, and accept all of Me A difficult journey that I will probably be continuing for many years, but Oh so worth it I really need to buy this book It is one that I always want to have on hand this is probably one of the best most life altering pieces of non ficton i ve ever read and that includes crimethinc i know the title sounds a little touchy feely and i was nervous about it since i don t read a lot of self help but i don t think there is anyone, man or woman, who could read this book and not walk away a better person i read it really slowly because it took so much time to really process each chapter i think even if you have no issues with food weight body issues and if so, c this is probably one of the best most life altering pieces of non ficton i ve ever read and that includes crimethinc i know the title sounds a little touchy feely and i was nervous about it since i don t read a lot of self help but i don t think there is anyone, man or woman, who could read this book and not walk away a better person i read it really slowly because it took so much time to really process each chapter i think even if you have no issues with food weight body issues and if so, congrats you could read this book and have new tools to deal with whatever it is that s going on in your life i give this book 10 million stars Despite its profound insights and beautiful articulation of the state of the culture and its impact on the feminine spirit, the book has far too much weight stigma for me to recommend it to others or to rate it any higher than 3 stars.For example She insinuates that adherence to our internal hunger and fullness signals will inevitably lead to weight loss for those in larger bodies by claiming In their natural habitat, there are no fat zebras, cheetahs, or giraffes pg 156 She also says that Despite its profound insights and beautiful articulation of the state of the culture and its impact on the feminine spirit, the book has far too much weight stigma for me to recommend it to others or to rate it any higher than 3 stars.For example She insinuates that adherence to our internal hunger and fullness signals will inevitably lead to weight loss for those in larger bodies by claiming In their natural habitat, there are no fat zebras, cheetahs, or giraffes pg 156 She also says that if a woman eats when she is physically hungry and stops when she is full, she can eat what she wants and not get fat This is patently untrue and perpetuates diet culture s damaging messages to women.Additionally, the book ends with a veiled denunciation of emotional eating and a hidden promise of weight loss for those who quit it altogether This negates so many of the good things the books has to say.And also, I didn t plan to make a big deal of it since the book was published in 1996 But since I m already slightly ticked, what about men who struggle with eating disorders or disordered eating What about asexual or non heterosexual women Read this book It has important things to say But please, supplement it with other books that have advanced beyond this one in its approach to gender and to people in larger bodies I love the use of myths and stories in this book The author relates these to real life issues in a way that propelled me forward in my life I highlighted so much and will reference those sections over and over again This book made a real difference in my life. Eating in the Light of the Moon How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, Storytelling is a book written by Anita Johnston, Ph.D about disordered eating in women This book points out that 95% of people diagnosed with eating disorders are female, and therefore focuses on women and the divine feminine qualities that she believes become imbalanced with eating disorders Johnston uses myths, metaphors and fairy tales to explain how the problem with food is Eating in the Light of the Moon How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, Storytelling is a book written by Anita Johnston, Ph.D about disordered eating in women This book points out that 95% of people diagnosed with eating disorders are female, and therefore focuses on women and the divine feminine qualities that she believes become imbalanced with eating disorders Johnston uses myths, metaphors and fairy tales to explain how the problem with food is really just an illusion food is a metaphor for a hunger inside of us that is much deeper than physical hunger In fact, we re so used to tuning out our bodies true signs of hunger that we only know when we are famished or completely stuffed She explains how it is essential that we learn again to pay attention to the subtle signs that our body is giving us This book is full of symbolism and is a great journey of self discovery Storytellers speak in the language of myth and metaphor, the author says They tell us a truth that is not literal, but symbolic If we hear the stories with only the outer ear, they can seem absurd and untrue, but when listened to with the inner ear, they convey a truth that can be understood and absorbed on a deeply personal level In this way, stories help us connect with our inner world, to the natural rhythms and cycles of the earth, and to the power of our intuitive wisdom This book utilizes symbolism throughout to shed light onto the dark places of your psyche and explain that feelings are important and meant to be dealt with, not numbed out or covered over.Johnston focuses on rediscovering the inner feminine, our intuition, and using that to shed light on our disordered eating Through stories, the author tells of our struggles with food stemming from hidden feelings and an imbalance in our energies, our intuition has been ignored and our light has been extinguished There is some reason that we turn to food for sustenance Johnston explains a woman s recovery as being a journey into a great labyrinth, where we have to wind around and around until we reach the very center of it, our core where all of our demons dwell, and then we have to face them and make the spiraling journey back out of the labyrinth into the world again A woman must heal her relationships with her femininity, her sexuality, her body and her Self before she can conquer disordered eating.I loved the use of metaphor in this book, it really speaks my language What I got most out of this book was that food is a metaphor for other forms of sustenance, for a different kind of hunger, not only the physical The most memorable part of this book for me was the metaphor about the animals that were starving and that couldn t reach the fruit from the splendid tree because they couldn t remember its name They sent 3 different animals back to the lion to learn the name of the tree so they could eat of its fruit Both the gazelle and the elephant could not make it back from the lion without tripping into a hole and forgetting the name Finally, they sent the tortoise, whose great great great grandmother had told about the tree and how to remember After getting the name from the lion, the tortoise repeated it to itself over and over again until it reached the other animals, Ungalli Ungalli The name of the tree is Ungalli It repeated this over and over again until returning to the tree and announcing the name, and immediately the limbs of the tree extended to the ground and the animals were able to eat of the fruit This story explains how you need to know the name of your hunger in order to recover and how you must keep it in front of you the entire time of your journey Johnston says that it is only when your hunger is named that you can be truly fed She explains the difference between nourishment and Nourishment with a capitol N The woman who suffers from disordered eating must keep the name of her hunger in the forefront of her mind and repeat it to herself whenever she struggles with her own personal food symbolism.This book focuses on how women who suffer from disordered eating have lost touch with their bodies and have become disconnected from their inner feminine there is an imbalance between their masculine and feminine selves It highlights the importance of the symbolism in our dreams and suggests using them for knowledge about our hidden fears and feelings It also guides you, through insights and practical exercises, toward empowerment, explaining how to regain the power of your intuition and get in touch with your feelings, instead of stuffing them down or numbing them away It focuses on feeding your shadow sister who wishes to be heard instead of starved or stuffed, by recognizing those parts of you that have been hidden or lost Once you can see through the illusion that food is really the issue, you can dive deeper into your feelings and really begin to feel them again Remember your hunger always know what it is that you are truly hungry for, be it acceptance, love, respect, or creative expression Keep it in front of you at all times and you will be able to give yourself the Nourishment that you TRULY desire The name of the tree is Ungalli I work in the field of ED recovery and I m always looking for resources to share with my clients As I read this book I tried to keep in mind that it was written in 1996 and times were different The messages were good and I enjoyed the unique aspect of the folktales with each chapter lesson Of course, from the title you can tell the book is super gendered and is written strictly with women in mind This limits who I d be able to recommend this book to greatly as it doesn t account for men or I work in the field of ED recovery and I m always looking for resources to share with my clients As I read this book I tried to keep in mind that it was written in 1996 and times were different The messages were good and I enjoyed the unique aspect of the folktales with each chapter lesson Of course, from the title you can tell the book is super gendered and is written strictly with women in mind This limits who I d be able to recommend this book to greatly as it doesn t account for men or other genders whatsoever and we know they also deal with ED I d also mention that while it isn t overtly fat phobic, it certainly isn t a HAES embracing book and I would be hesitant to recommend it to clients in larger bodies for that reason I loved this book because although it was about eating disorders generally, it was mostly just about being a woman in today s world and we can access our personal power as women to enrich our own lives It changed the way I look at myself Very thought provoking I would recommend it to any woman who feels like she has lost sight of who she is, regardless of her relationship with food. I tried to like this book, and got throughthan 3 4 of it, but found that I was becomingirritated with it theI read The author s theories about the cause of women s challenges with food and body image mainly the patriarchal society we live in does not resonate with me or my belief system Further, while I see the value in using metaphor to understand complex ideas, there were too many instances in which this seemed to be taken too far and her resultant theories to be pres I tried to like this book, and got throughthan 3 4 of it, but found that I was becomingirritated with it theI read The author s theories about the cause of women s challenges with food and body image mainly the patriarchal society we live in does not resonate with me or my belief system Further, while I see the value in using metaphor to understand complex ideas, there were too many instances in which this seemed to be taken too far and her resultant theories to be presented as fact rather than a proposed way of understanding something from another perspective In addition, the book seemed extremely negative about society and men in particular, which I believe is shortsighted Finally, although I didn t finish the book and there may have been a shift in the last five chapters, the author s ideas did not instill any sense of hope or resolution beyond a woman blaming society, her assumed horrendous upbringing, and connecting with one s inner child Perhaps this would inspire some, but not in my case


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