Seeing the world through a haze of “if only…”

January 11, 2013 | Cravings

Life coach and Times Union blogger Merci Miglino offers a personal and powerful post on the TU Success blog today, the latest stop on the “Pray, Love, Then Eat” blog tour. Here’s what she had to say:

“She sits in my car or across the table or on the other end of the phone miles away. She’s crying, or screaming or dead silent. She is unhappy. Her work is unfulfilling or boring or stressful or crushing her soul. The man in her life is too dense, too old or too emotional. She blames herself. She thinks there’s something wrong with her. She’s too sensitive, too weak, too stubborn, or too fat.

“No matter what their struggle, there are more than a few people in my coaching practice that see the world through the haze of “… if only my body were different, I could _________or I would be__________” Even when they don’t spell it out, it’s there, like that thin coating of dust that never leaves your shelves or lampshades. How do I know this? Because I listen with the ears of experience. An experience that is captured so beautifully in Mary DeTurris Poust’s latest book, Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God. 

Mary explores the complex relationship between food and spirituality, between self-image and eating, and she does it from her unique perspective as an Italian-American Catholic with a deep, personal relationship with Christ.I have known this wonderfully talented author for sometime and when she offered me the opportunity to share my experience about God and the fat gene, I jumped at the chance (I am now fit enough to actually jump without doing myself bodily harm).  Continue reading HERE.


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