Nourished: an interview with Deborah MacNamara on her new book

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Oct 7 2023 • 1 hr 5 mins

Wow, what a profound episode with Dr. Deborah MacNamara who joins me to discuss her new book Nourished: Connection, Food and Caring for Our Kids.  We discuss relationship as the foundation to our health, how food and attachment are interconnected and how to create a family culture where food draws us together, is joyful and life-giving.

1:14 - Valuing the family meal, Bonnie's experience
6:40 - Food will either serve attachment or soothe emotional distress
11:50 - Receptivity and operating from the perspective of a role
13:48  What if we are met by resistance from our children?
18:55 - Food culture in Italy: food draws people together, celebration, togetherness
22:55 - The work of love and attachment was always meant to be invisible
26:23 - Without connection children become more anxious, agitated, resistant
28:58 - Attachment does not mean the kids run all over you
34:11 - Not making an issue of food
36:17 - How do you hold on to a teenager?
38:24 - Food problems can become relationship problems
49:25 -  Experiencing food, play, and invitation
59:16 - Becoming your kid's best bet

Dr. Deborah MacNamara's website
and Instagram @drdeborahmacnamara

Nourished: Connection, Food and Caring for Our Kids (And Everyone Else We Love) by Deborah MacNamara PhD

Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or Anyone Else Who Acts Like One) by Deborah MacNamara

Rest, Play, Grow: Interview with Dr. Deborah MacNamara (podcast)

respect (blog post)

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