Sue wrote this post
in coaching. It just floored me because she totally captured the *radiant response*. I have been thinking about this since I read it. This is what we are about. This is why I started the community 20 years ago. I had a vision, and now it is an organic loving, kind and supportive healing community. I am very humbled that we are now living in Radiant Recovery and can welcome new people into the values and support we hold so dear.
When something happens to my car or house, my insurance company has me get 3 estimates. When I buy something, I check it out on 3 websites. When I want to discuss/learn something, I email 3 people. This week when I emailed here about eating something not on my
food plan, I also emailed 2 people not in Radiant Recovery. The difference in attitudes and replies was striking.
The other two were horrified at what I had done wrong. They made suggestions of willpower tricks that I should have done instead of eat when I felt hunger. I felt
scolded. I think a big part of why I am fat is that for many years I haven't listened to body signals when I am hungry or full. (Part of a larger pattern: I also postponed going to the bathroom when busy and tried to keep a full schedule of activities when sick.)
The radiant response
was to look at why I was hungry that day, finding 3 big factors and discussing possible changes with such a sense of humor that I had fun. I felt unleashed, I smiled, I blossomed, and I was flying. I was confident I could make those changes.