Emotional eating could be one of the most challenging and difficult things to overcome. It could take years or even decades for someone with this habit to get to where he/she needs to be. Love however, can bring an end to emotional eating and heal us from needing to “eat our emotions”. In this article we explore the relationship between our emotions, eating and how to solve emotional eating through love.
What is emotional eating?
The medical definition, according to popular medical site MedicineNet says “Emotional eating is the practice of consuming large quantities of food-usually “comfort” or junk foods-in response to feelings instead of hunger” they go on to say that “experts estimate that 75% of overeating is caused by emotions.”
Trust is a key element in business and in business relationships. For leaders in business, understanding the relationship between love and trust will help us to accelerate the power of trust in our lives and our organizations.
High trust relationships take time to build but once these are in place things can move very quickly. When we are coming from a loving place, when we have a high LQ, trust can actually be developed much more quickly because our intent, who we are, can be felt and trusted.
Trust is one of the most elusive qualities of our time and yet it is one of the most crucial. Stephen R. Covey said that “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.”
There are many benefits of a high LQincluding improved self awareness, emotional stability and being able to manage negative emotions in a healthy and empowered way. One benefit of a healthy LQ is improved learning ability and cognitive performance. In this article we will explore IQ and how, even though most aspects of one’s IQ are fixed, there are elements of intelligence which can be improved by increasing one’s LQ.
We will also show that one’s ability to learn is impacted by several factors, stress being a major consideration, and how LQ practices like meditation can be used to reduce stress and increase memory retention, cognitive function and concentration. We will also delve into the impact of kindness on how we learn and how we apply our abilities.
For centuries we have known that there is power in language. The need to connect is as old as humanity itself. Early humans communicated through sign language and documented their histories through cave paintings, sculptures and basic images. The need to name things, places, actions and emotions led to the development of first spoken and then written language. In fact, all systems from the simplest to the most complex require a codified language.
We know that there is power in words. Words can be used to instruct, explain, defend, condemn, heal or destroy and of all the phrases available to us, there is probably none more meaningful, than the phrase ‘I love you’. We say this to our parents, to our children to our spouses and friends but how often do we say ‘I love you’ to ourselves? So often in life we are taught the power of loving others and doing kind things and paying it forward but we are not really taught to love ourselves.