Day 3: Geneen Roth – The Way You Eat is the Way You Live 2018-05-19T00:01:24+00:00

Day 3: Body

The Way You Eat is the Way You Live

Geneen Roth

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What You’ll Learn

  • Discover what can come from us changing our relationship to food to be more curious, attentive, and kind
  • Find out how our relationship to food can reveal the underlying beliefs and patterns that we think about ourselves and how to reshape those into healthy patterns
  • Learn about “fierce kindness” as an approach to making real changes in your life

About Geneen Roth

Geneen Roth is the author and ten books, including the just released This Messy Magnificent Life and the New York Times bestsellers When Food Is Love, Lost and Found, and Women Food and God, as well as The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It. She has been teaching groundbreaking workshops and retreats for over thirty years and has appeared on numerous national shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, the Today show, Good Morning America, and The View.

To learn more about Geneen, visit her website here.

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  1. carl baker May 17, 2018 at 12:08 am - Reply

    stop eating, fast for 3 days, enjoy>

  2. Holly King May 17, 2018 at 12:58 am - Reply

    I love what she says about fixing oneself as a hopeless task. Ah, that is so familiar. I laughed out loud. Thanks, Geneen.

  3. Dee May 17, 2018 at 1:13 am - Reply

    Loved this interview! Will definitely look into her newest book. I expected to hear more about food, but it didn’t matter because the content was nourishing. Thank you!

  4. Barbara May 17, 2018 at 1:13 am - Reply

    I also laughed out loud, wonderful Geneen Roth, what a relief to just acxcewpt that and be compassioned about ourselvces knowing we cant go back tyo change our story, and at the same time, we can become concious in our lives and this implies to be eating conciously too…Thank you so much!!!

  5. Kate May 17, 2018 at 1:56 am - Reply

    I love the idea of appreciating the possibilities available in our lives and the feeling that there is hope from starting where we are and learning from our daily experience of ourselves. Tonight I will focus on what is right in my life and be thankful I am still learning to move ahead in this my 69th year…better late than never!

  6. Nyssa May 17, 2018 at 2:14 am - Reply

    Maybe instead of thinking of what we’re doing as fixing ourselves, we should think of it as just unraveling old patterns that aren’t helpful for where we are today. I’ve been working on my emotional overeating for 3 1/2 years now, I’m always learning and enjoy watching where it’s taking me. Thank you for the talk.

  7. Geri deGruy May 17, 2018 at 3:22 am - Reply

    It is EXHAUSTING to try to “fix” myself. But I love the idea that anything, food, work, relationships, can give us clues about ourselves and how we want to live our lives. Thank you!

  8. Jules Abbott May 17, 2018 at 6:39 am - Reply

    What a joy! Hearing the simple truth of “how you eat is how you feel about yourself” cut to the core. Such a pleasant and skillful teaching. Thank you!

  9. Angschel May 17, 2018 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Mindful eating is not the same as eating mindfully.

    Eating mindfully is an exercise that is part of an in itself complete set of exercises to be found in a Buddhist resource called Abhidhamma Sutta, the direct path to awakening and liberation. xx

  10. Arleen Geller May 17, 2018 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Enjoyed different analogies and laughed lol as we cant be returned for a new model but we can alter our behavior and life style. Thank you for u wisdom. Look forward to reading more of your writings

  11. robert haile May 17, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    When I developed 2 cancers, I read mainstream literature on nutrition and disease. The type of cancers I had was worsened by estrogen substance in food and estrogen like plastics, BPA, as well as fat. I eventually transitioned to a whole food plant based diet(WFPBD). Then I realized what was harming me was harming the planet. Meat production causes more pollution than all transportation combined and even some plant based food(Palm and coconut oils as bad as lard) cause destruction of jungles and cardiovascular disease. My compassion for the world has grown dramatically. I also decided to live a very simple life. I am so much happier with far less. I really enjoy my food and my wife and I work together to make foods from scratch. We turn off all screens and devices eating slowly, mindfully, and together. I have survived 18 years though my short term survival prognosis was almost zero. Not only am I cancer free, but have lost 28 pounds without trying, my LDL dropped to 65, but, more importantly, am healthier, happier, and still surf, play singles tennis, hike, and remain very active, not owning a car, despite my history and being age 69.

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  12. doroti santiago May 17, 2018 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Bon appetitte! ” may your medicine be your food and your food your medicine”

  13. fran May 17, 2018 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    “Take the blinders off” Thank you Geneen, I enjoyed listening.

  14. Cecelia Lang May 18, 2018 at 1:40 am - Reply

    Its clear that Roth has polished the messages in her books. Good food for thought. thank you.

  15. Kathleen Rubin May 18, 2018 at 1:57 am - Reply

    I loved what you said about holding your self better than fixing yourself! What a different perspective! Thank you

  16. Angelika May 18, 2018 at 4:02 am - Reply

    Really helpful inputs, thoughts and practises for people who struggle with eating disorders. Food for thought, thank you!

  17. Kazi Nasrin Siddiqa May 18, 2018 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Its a new idea for me. Thanks for relating food with, body, mind and lifestyle.

  18. Joan May 18, 2018 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    In therapy for 30 years and was no better? Really? If one doesn’t start to feel significantly better after 4 sessions, then I would suggest one is not with the right psychotherapist for you. Don’t waste your money. Unless one is suffering with for example severe depression, bipolar, child sexual abuse or schizophrenia then one is likely to know after 1-3 sessions if things are starting to shift. It is so important to find the right professional for you. One may find it useful to go back to a good psychotherapist after 1-5 years to address another problem and again that should be dealt with in between 4-8 weeks. I think it would be a shame to reject all the caring professions because of one bad experience. I would suggest trying a Psychologist/Psychotherapist who is also qualified in NLP or Mindfulness.

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