80. But I Eat to Numb


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By Sarah & Stef and Sarah Dosanjh / Stefanie Michele. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Restricting and bingeing (and the spectrum of these behaviors) can be attempts to numb our emotional experience. This episode looks at different ways of numbing and how Sarah & Stef experienced using food as an escape. We cover:

  • Numbing via eating and numbing via restriction
  • Do binges make us “not feel” or feel more?
  • Stef’s recollection of numbing in London circa 2000
  • The feeling that tomorrow it will be different.
  • Connection to break the numbing cycle
  • Somatic practices, embodiment, checking in with the body
  • Difficulty with empty time, in the gaps of life
  • Numbing doesn’t exist in a vacuum; food can numb AND do other things like provide comfort, soothe boredom, etc
  • Low level existential blah
  • How did Sarah and Stef stop needing to numb so much?

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