overeating, anxiety, anxious, emma hogg, a life i choose

Free yourself from anxiety-induced overeating

Ola my friends,

Thank you for this great question. It’s a really interesting topic and many of us find that we eat more than we need when we’re anxious. Along with how relieving it feels to MUNCH away at something & how comforting delicious food can be, overeating feels so good because a full tummy pushes down the diaphragm and this gives us a feeling of relief similar to when we breathe deep.

Since we’re speaking about anxiety-induced overeating, it’s important to calm the anxiety first. You can create all the “right rules” for yourself, but if you’re not addressing the underlying cause of the behaviour, you’ll either break all the rules, or you’ll create another equally distressing self-soothing behaviour.

So, how do you address the anxiety?

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emma hogg, anna fenech, a life i choose, creating safety for our families, parents, partners

Podcast episode with psychotherapist, Anna Fenech

As we adjust to our new version of life, part of the challenge many of us face is how to continue raising joyful, life-loving kids in the midst of all this uncertainty. To address this, I’ve invited one of my favourite psychotherapists and most influential mentors, to join me on the podcast. Anna Fenech works with adults, adolescents and young children.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How to bring safety to our kids within this uncertainty.
-How to cope with our own anxieties.
-How to resolve disagreements between partners.
-How to raise resilient kids.

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how coronavirus spreads, why social distancing matters, emma hogg, pier luigi buttigieg, a life i choose

Podcast episode with microbial ecologist, Pier Luigi Buttigieg

When coronavirus first landed in Malta, the thing that caused most anxiety for me was that I didn’t understand how a virus works. All the information flying around was confusing to me because I didn’t know what was based on fact and what was hearsay.

To address this, I contacted my friend, Pier Luigi Buttigieg, who is a microbial ecologist and understands viruses better than anyone I know. I asked him to record a podcast with me so that we could answer the specific questions you sent me on Instagram.

In this episode, we answer questions like:

  • How careful do we need to be in our own homes?
  • Is it safe to meet our families outdoors?
  • If we catch the virus and the hospitals are full, what can we do to take care of ourselves at home?
  • How long will this last?

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Reduce Anxiety & Boost your Immune System // Covid-19

The body fights off and heals from disease most effectively and efficiently when we’re calm. With the coronavirus pandemic, we have all found ourselves stressed at one point or another. Here are 4 tips for reducing anxiety and boosting your immunity so that you make sure your last line of defence is strong.

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