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The Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross Show: Binge Eating Disorder, Stress Eating, Emotional Eating, Food Addiction

Nov 2, 2020

"A woman's fury holds lifetimes of wisdom." (Actress Traci Ellis)

Being a “good girl” often means at its most basic level, not being authentic; not being able to express yourself authentically.  If you want to overcome binge eating or a negative body image, you need to realize that good girls can NEVER express anger.  Over many past newsletters, I have highlighted the importance of being aware of your emotions as an important step in putting an end to unwanted behaviors such as binge eating, compulsive overeating, food addiction, and emotional eating.   Often we use archetypes as a way to deal with our emotions, covering up our personal truth. But it's more important now than ever to bring context to the roles or archetypes that define women's body identity and body image and most especially tend to define women living in larger bodies.   

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How the roles we play can have an impact on our body size and body image.
  • How archetypes can hide the truth of who we are.
  • How to find your truth beneath the roles you play.


1.  Identify which archetype fits you best.
2.  Look for the “truth” that your archetype may hold for you.
3.  Listen to the Archetype meditation in the podcast and to recapture the dreams you may have lost or thrown away because of limits you or others placed on you because of your body size.

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