"I believe in the dignity of every human being."
Nabiim--one who looks to the Heart. "Don't be a fortune teller, be a Truth-teller. Illuminate, point, project.
- We've all heard a story of a doctor saying, "You won't ever be able to squat again...walk again...live more than 3 months..." etc. People have proved the fortune tellers wrong again and again.
- Dietary history--or even trauma history--could paint a very hopeful or dismal picture depending on what pattern emerges. Do they start something and never finish? Do they comprehend what it is they're trying?
- Self-esteem: I've never worked with anyone ["dieting" for aesthetic reasons] to not also be working with self-esteem on some level. The diet or the sought-after "look" are usually garnering social approval through external means. Self esteem is largely the lifelong commitment one has to self care--and building positive core beliefs about oneself. It is about identifying and meeting one's emotional needs. This is to say that if a client uses food as a coping mechanism, when they diet, they will be contending with and redefining their emotional needs too.
- The quote emerged when Dan and I were talking later after his presentation about gay marriage in Utah.
To what does all this point?
"Fat loss feels like hunger"
In a fasted or induced hunger state, we cut out all the ways we've distanced ourselves from our goals, fooled ourselves, or distracted ourselves from what's really important.
Without appropriate hunger, can there be Vision?
Even when a person has a grim history of failing themselves, can we look them in the Heart, in the eye and remind them that Hunger may not be the problem but the clarifying solution?