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Savor the Banquet of Life
March 12, 2013

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Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.

—Rosalind Russell

If life is a banquet, then eating is meant to be a side dish, not the main meal. For many of us overeaters, overeating is the main dish of pleasure in our lives. The more we turn to food as a source of comfort and pleasure, the more our waistlines expand while our lives and spirits grow smaller.

Emotional overeating may start out as an enjoyable pastime, but it quickly turns into a joyless activity. If we are eating to tranquilize and numb ourselves, we soon become numb to our joy as well.

How can we recover our joy?

Joy is our natural state.

It is the by-product of living an authentic life. Living from the source of our being, and expressing our most authentic self is the key to a joyful existence.The more we surrender to a state of being, the more joy we  have in our lives. It is not something we have to search for. It arises naturally when we are being who we truly are.

When we open ourselves up to wider possibilities and solutions to life, we will begin to recover our joy. Food will become one source of nourishment, amongst many others. As we begin to savor the full banquet of life, joy will become our constant companion.


How often do you experience joy in your life? How might you tap into your joy on a daily basis?

Has overeating numbed you to the joy all around you? Are you ready to quit settling for the side dishes and move on to the full banquet?

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Feast for the Eyes - Photo by Catherine L. Taylor

Inspirational Quotes, Reflective Questions and Thoughts by Catherine L. Taylor

  • Joy is your natural default button.

  • When I was a child, I felt most joyful when __________.

  • Do I remember a time when it felt joyful to be in and move my body?

  • What physical activities as an adult might bring me joy?

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Weekly Affirmations

Joy is my natural state. I begin to act from my center and tap into the joy that is mine.

In my heart, I am a joyful, ageless child.

I find joy in giving and sharing with others.

I express my joy at being alive.

I open to the joy all around me. It exists in the flowers and the bird's song. I can hear it whispering in the trees.

Read more about affirmations here.

Is emotional eating keeping you from losing weight and living the life you want? Are you ready to master your weight and your life?

If so, you may be a candidate for coaching. Coaching can make the difference between success and failure.

I have found that people who struggle with food and emotional eating are released from that prison once they learn the skills of mindful awareness and mindful eating, emotional self-nurturing, developing a spiritual or meditation practice, and learning to set appropriate limits and goals.

This turns off the urge to overeat and engage in other compulsive behaviors. When you feel better, you eat better! I have walked this path myself, and it has led me to peace and freedom.

The goal of my coaching is to create a lighter, balanced, healthier, nourishing and joy-filled life. You will begin to see results in all areas of your life because How You do Food is How You do Life!®

I coach and mentor people in the areas of: permanent weight loss, food addiction, compulsive, emotional overeating, binge eating recovery, creative self expression, spiritual direction, mindfulness, meditation, self care and stress management, self esteem and body image issues.

Note: My work is spiritually focused, not religious, and fits with any belief system you may have, even agnostic. My work assumes that you have all the wisdom and answers you need inside of you.

What you call this place -- God, intuition, Higher Power, inner wisdom, or True Self -- is up to you. I am simply a guide bringing you back to the truths that are already inside of you.

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I hope you have enjoyed my newsletter. Drop me a line and let me know how you are doing. I love to hear what's working for you and read about your success stories.

Many Blessings,


Catherine L. Taylor's
How You do Food is How You do Life!®

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