You’ve Got Lael Episode 44: Belong to You Habits: Eating to Thrive

This is the 4th episode in a 5-part series on the Belong to You Habits and today we are talking about Eating to Thrive.

If you missed the previous episodes in this series, I invite you to go back and start with Episode 41. The habits build on each other, and as such, it can be helpful to see them in relationship with the other habits.

Eating to Thrive is simple, but not easy. We live in a culture that demonizes food, fosters a sense of confusion, shame, and disconnection from our bodies and ourselves, and then preys on that vulnerability by offering diets as a solution to our problems.

Eating is necessary for survival and yet it's rife with politics, privilege, and cultural norms that complicate this basic need.

We've been stripped of our connection with the land, with nature, with our ancestor's wisdom, with our cultural practices that center around food as celebration and reduced it to something we engage with out of obligation or fear.

Based on our traumatic histories and the current culture, I know talking about food and eating habits is like walking into a minefield.

And yet, I have experienced how powerful it can be to listen to authors and leaders who are speaking about food and politics, body positivity, body acceptance, and real solutions for feeding everyone.

Food is fuel. It's also nourishment.

It's sensual.

It's ritual.

You are sacred. Eating to Thrive can be a powerful way to honor your divinity, your inner connectivity with the earth, and with all beings.

Thank you for listening and as always, I welcome your feedback and questions!


The Belong to You Habits Program

1:1 Coaching with Lael

Book Study and Retreat!

Geneen Roth: Women Food and God

Sonya Renee Taylor: The Body is Not An Apology

Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook: A Seasonal Guide to Eating and Living Well by Kate O'Donnell

Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide to Foraging, with Easy Identification of 60 Edible Plants and 67 Recipes by Sergei Boutenko

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival by Katrina Blair

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This episode is brought to you by Lael Petersen Coaching. Lael provides dynamic coaching for people who want to know themselves on a deeper level, shift outdated habits, and live their lives with purpose. If you are tired of talking about your problems and ready to grow and change, let's talk!

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Song Credit: In Another Place by Isaac Elliott