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Collin Christine McShirley is the author of How I Broke Free from Dieting and The Remindful Food and Mood Journal. Her Authentic Eating Program supports losing weight in a healthy way. She has her masters in clinical psychology, certified from the centre for dieting and eating disorders, and specializes in emotional eating and mindful eating. Learn more at www.collinmcshirley.com.

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5 Emotions We Try to Numb with Food (and How to Stop)

“If music be the food of love, play on.” ~William Shakespeare

This quote holds a very special place in my heart.

Growing up, I was always surrounded by classical music. My grandfather loved the arts, and the first song I ever sang was “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music.

I remember recognizing what it felt like to have a big voice come out of a tiny body, how powerful and scary that was.

Years passed, along with plenty of practicing and an expanded repertoire, and I found myself going to college to study vocal performance. This was where the …