Let Go, Let Food

If somebody wants to be a painter or somebody wants to run a marathon or somebody wants to do whatever their dreams are, they believe they aren’t worthy or that they aren’t good enough, smart enough or musical enough. What many people will do is give up and turn to food because food is instant, available, doesn’t talk back, doesn’t go away, doesn’t say no. You can tell where you’ve given up or how you’ve given up when food becomes your hugs, your kisses, your best fiends and your biggest relationship.

Geneen Roth, author of “Women, Food, and God,” which I think posits that we are eating not only our feelings but also our souls. She also lost all her money with Madoff, but feels ok about it.