Last February, I had the honor of interviewing Amy Jones. Amy is an Eating Psychology Coach, Certified Herbalist, & Nutritionist. Amy and I could have just kept on going as there is so much depth around her work.
Amy specializes in working with women who are stuck in the diet-binge-guilt cycle & teaches them how to step into an embodied relationship with their body-soul wisdom. I have a special place in my heart for her work as my relationship with food has been my own personal loudest story and lesson to learn from thus far.
In the interview, we talk about the self criticism that may arise from the newfound push for more self-care. I am in the self-care train & happy to see more of us talking about it, but when you don’t feel good about yourself, when don’t feel good in your body, or when you simply don’t know where to begin, the self-care can feel like another ‘should’. It can begin to be simply another thing that we judge ourselves about.
We talk about pleasure. The taboos of pleasure, that it’s self-indulgent and sinful. The thought that we don’t have time to experience pleasure, we are simply too busy. To experience pleasure & to FEEL GOOD is our birthright. We do not need to do anything to prove that we deserve it. We don’t have to take 2-hours out of our day to experience it. We can simply allow ourselves to experience more pleasure in small ways throughout our day: lighting a candle, draping a cozy blanket over you, taking a pause to take a few deep breaths.
To learn more about Amy, you can head on over to her website at www.bodysoulwisdomschool.com.