Chances are, if you've followed my work for a while - or even if you've just found me - you're a yogi, earth goddess, pachamama, natural health buff, or hippie who also happens to be smart and keen to learn more about all things non-diet.
I'm personally a lover of Mother Nature, and I think you might be too. I believe that the patterns and cycles found in nature can teach us much about food, connection and culture. They have the power to help us not only be healthier, but also to understand and heal our relationship to food and our bodies. The relationship that has been fractured by diet culture.
There are many cyclical patterns in nature and each has its place in helping us live full, rich, and healthy lives. The continual shifting of the four seasons is a well-known natural pattern, as is the alternation of day and night, and the lunar cycles.
This intuitive eating series started in 2017 and is based on the 12 to 13 lunar cycles per year, which roughly tie in with the four seasons. It's my personal take on the original 10 Intuitive Eating principles as first defined by Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole in their revolutionary book, Intuitive Eating.
This is still a work in progress but there's plenty of material here to start experimenting with as you reclaim your agency from diet culture and start the work of healing your relationship with food and your body.
The Intuitive Eating Principles:
- Shallow Water Moon - Hitting Diet Rock Bottom
- Blood Moon - Slaying the Diet Mentality
- Moon of Underground Treasure - Shifting Your Beliefs About Food, Weight and Your Body
- Moon of Long Nights - Embracing Hunger & Fullness Cues
- Wolf Moon - Discovering Satisfaction
- Seed Moon - Moving From Body Shame to Body Respect
Visit them in order or simply start on the area you think you most need help with. As I mentioned this is a work in progress and there are still a few more lunar cycles to come! If you would like more resources to continue on your intuitive eating journey, click here.
Good luck and travel boldly!