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Listening to our bodies

Recently I got a good but hard lesson in paying attention to what my body is trying to tell me. For most of my life, I’ve been really great at tuning out the messages it sends. I get them but then I don’t listen. So I can’t tell when I’m full enough or whether I’m hungry or just craving.

Recently I’ve had problems with a condition called esophageal spasm, where the channel between throat and stomach contract more aggressively than is needed. It’s painful and sometimes terrifying (it can seem like a heart attack). So I’m advised to eat slowly (not my style) and eat multiple smaller meals. This is hard for me as I never feel full or satisfied but if I eat too much at one time, I really suffer. So I’m getting a good lesson in listening.

Where might you benefit from listening more closely to your body?

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