"Brain scans of the broken-hearted found similarities between romantic rejection and cocaine craving"- Stony Brook University
Breaking up is hard to do, but the worst of it is that we have no idea just how hard it is on our bodies to go through a falling out with our loved ones. Similar to cocaine, our closest relationships stimulate key pleasure centers within the brain and causes extremely heightened euphoria- something we crave when that relationship suffers.
My question is, what if your core relationship with yourself
or your own body is broken?
Let me explain,
After staring into the beautiful eyes of my little Clara for the last 2 months, it’s like love at first site. Yet after having her in the womb and now out I have had to reconnect with my own body. I've had to do some emotional and physical relationship 101 work to feel reconnected to my body, my worth, my beauty, and my physical needs.
And I know I am not alone. If you have ever given birth or are one of the nearly 133 million Americans with chronic illness you know what it is like to feel like you have been "dumped" by your body.
Nearly all of us experience some form of a break-up with our own bodies at certain points in our lives. Rather than loving our body and appreciating it for showing up every day we rant about how we would rather be more thin, more energetic, more toned, more healthy, less hormonal or less ill.Can I hear an Amen?
Taking care of our bodies and our health is the same as tending to our most sacred relationships. Except, when you neglect your body, the one who suffers the most is YOU.
Breaking up with your body, even in small ways, is terrible for your health.
Take this Body Break-Up Assessment to learn more about how you may be sabotaging your health.Trust me, there is a way to regain hope and love for your health and reclaim your body-love.
Stay tuned for my next post as give you the tools to mend your Bad Body Break-up and start feeling whole again.