Lesson 8 – December 24: Eating Chocolate

December 31, 2022

I have struggled with healthy eating in the past. I would eat too much and then go for longer periods of eating too little. My tumultuous relationship with food has improved as I’ve grown, but at times I still find myself not feeling comfortable eating certain foods, especially chocolate. It wasn’t until I watched British Vogue’s “In the Bag” episode featuring Angelina Jolie, that I started to recognize my unhealthy relationship with guilty pleasure foods. Angelina Jolie carried chocolates in her purse, referring to them as the “small pleasures in life.” Since watching Jolie’s interview, I have felt a bit more comfortable allowing myself to indulge. 

Now, how does my internal chocolate debate apply to you? Well, we all have guilty pleasures. Over break, I encourage you to eat chocolate, smell the roses, let your hair down, yada yada yada. Let yourself stop and experience the “small pleasures in life.” We deserve extraordinary, momentous moments of joy as much as we deserve little blips of happiness in our daily lives.

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