It's Thursday, which means I have weight loss group tonight.
I feel very strange this week, trying to come up with a topic on healthy eating and lifestyle, when I know that for the past week I haven't had the energy to eat food - I've been living on coffee and Ensure.
So tonight, instead of looking at what we should be eating, I thought of looking at one of the "recipes" in Dr Dorrie McCubbrey's book How Much Does Your Soul Weigh?
In her book, she suggests that the answer to weight problems isn't so much in what we eat but in what is happening in our minds and souls.
The last chapter is a series of "recipes" for the soul.
Tonight, we're going to look at Recipe #11 (Happiness): I accept myself exactly as I am.
We will list the things which we don't like about ourselves. Then look at those things from the point-of-view of a close friend (someone who knows us really well), and give ourselves the positive view of those things.
Often the messages we give ourselves about ourselves, are very negative. And often, they are not true. This exercise is about seeing ourselves as we are.
McCubbrey, Dorrie. How Much Does Your Soul Weigh? New York: HarperCollins, 2002.