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Freedom From Negative Body Image, TONIGHT!

17 May

Hey Ladies, this one is for you (sorry fellas!).

Tonight, Calvin Lounge (UPC) @ 7pm.  You won’t want to miss it!  Click HERE for more info.

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The Complexity of Food

3 May

Food is something that we all interact with on a daily basis; yet for something as basic and fundamental to our existence as  our relationship with food, it is incredibly complex.  The way we choose to eat and view food speaks volumes to how we view ourselves and our bodies, as well as how we interact with God.  The bible is chocked full of stories of God relating to His people through food:  his provision of manna and quail in the wilderness, the gift of food in the Garden of Eden, not to mention the litany of Jesus’ parables painted with an agricultural backdrop.  Our understanding of food and how we interact with it are not simply physical; they are incredibly spiritual and are intimately related to our identities.

It may be no surprise that our view of food can quickly become twisted, and when twisted, the way we see ourselves and our bodies is quickly compromised as well.  I’m in the middle of a book that has opened my eyes to the difficulties of a warped view of food and self, and it highlights how a twisted understanding can look very similar to being in an unhealthy and abusive relationship.

So what are we to do?

Julie Church (a registered dietitian and effective communicator) will be giving a seminar entitled “Intuitive Eating: Freedom from Dieting and Hating Your Body,”  next Tuesday, May 10, 7pm @ Geneva Hall (UPC); it will be a great place to receive solid teaching about how to understand food and our bodies.  Check out the Facebook event page: Intuitive Eating.  The event is for women only; but guys, don’t think that you’re off the hook when it comes to interacting with food!