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

Jan 11, 2021

"Gratitude is the glue that lets us maintain our optimism!"

The New Year is usually a time when we make resolutions, express our hope for the future, and shake off our past troubles to make a new start at whatever we want to change.  But 2020 was a much different and more challenging year!!  So, how should you approach THIS New Year? Should we still be optimistic?

In this podcast, you will learn:

>What I learned from #MichaelJFox about his struggle with #optimism
>Why it’s just as important to be realistic as it is to be optimistic.
>What is the best New Year’s resolution you can make?

Exercise mentioned in the podcast: Gratitude Practice

Homework Exercise: Thank You

>>List below areas of your life where you feel you are struggling to be grateful. (Example: My mother does lots of thoughtful things for me, but I rarely show my appreciation.)
>>In response to the list above, write specific actions you are willing to take to show your gratitude to people in the areas you listed.
>>Create a Daily Practice

Choose from the list below or make your own list of things you can do every day to practice gratitude.

>>Take a few minutes at the start or end of each day to take three deep breaths— breathing in gratitude with each breath and feeling the energy of gratitude pulsing throughout your body with each beat of your heart.
>>Say grace before your meals.
>>Say thank you to at least five people every day for one week.

Affirmation mentioned in the podcast: “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. Today I am grateful for all that I have and all that I am.”

Thanks for listening!

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