Oh my, oh my. I wonder do other people even understand this, but in the end it doesn't matter. I do know what it feels like and this picture, reminds me that terribly uncomfortable feelings will pass. They are part of life.
I also wonder when did I stop being able to feel my feelings? When did I start to use food to escape uncomfortable feelings? In the end, that answer doesn't matter either. What I have learned is that for me, I have to be kind to myself, gentle and loving. Whatever that looks like. When I recognize that I'm having a judgmental and unkind thought pattern - whoa - I need to stop it. Even just having the awareness that's what is going on, lessens it.
So for now- these are wonderful words of wisdom. And I just had a massive aha. I need to let my children know that when they are feeling unsettled and having a meltdown - this too will pass.