Welcome to Weighty Issues

As you may know, we live in a culture which promotes a love/hate relationship with food, with our bodies and ultimately with ourselves. Therefore, we are left feeling out of control with our eating and with our lives. Joyce Sarat White, licensed professional counselor and founder of Weighty Issues, helps clients explore information, challenge beliefs and encourages the reframing of one's relationship to food, to their bodies and to themselves. Click here for a more complete description of Weighty Issues.

This blog will provide you with the opportunity to receive support and education. The information is meant to complement, not substitute for professional services. Thank you for visiting, I hope it will become habit forming!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Nurturing Mother

In honor of Mother's Day, I felt it was important to write about becoming our own Nurturing Mother.  Most of us want someone else to be our nurturing mother.  Someone who knows us so well that she gives us just what we need at that "perfect" moment. We may need compassion...we may need unconditional acceptance...we may need love...we may need spiritual enlightment.

Whatever the need, the challenge is recognizing that it is really up to us-rather than someone else- to provide nurturance.  We need to give birth to ourselves and become our own Nurturing Mothers.  Not an easy task, when we may not have had a role model.

Therapy can help.  It is through therapy that we change our perspective.  In opening up to our vulnerability, we learn to believe in our worthiness.  We learn to accept and love ourselves enough to give ourselves the kindness, self-care and compassion we deserve.  And so from this, an authentic life can begin.

Please call me at 846-9053, if you would like to learn how to become your own nurturing mother.