Don’t Fight the Feelings
Family Strategies for Going to Each Other (Instead of the Refrigerator) to Handle Stress and Avoid Emotional Eating Traps
I love my family. I love their quirkiness, their humor, their passion, their optimism—I even love that they love food. I can also tell you that over the years I have noticed that, as with all families, our lives do seem to revolve around food, at least when it comes to special occasions. And because my family is Jewish, food features prominently at holiday time (not to mention birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, showers, and fundraisers, to name a few).
Food celebrates life and to deny that would be really disingenuous.
But my family knows that if I’m invited, I’ll be ...