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Seeking Comfort in Outside Conditions Current brain science shows that a lack of consistent emotional nurturance in infancy and childhood, when the brain is still forming, can result in difficulties with self-regulation, causing us to seek comfort and nurturing outside ourselves, often substances. Food. Alcohol. Narcotics. Tobacco. Gamboling… Here’s the good news… History is not our destiny and the brain CAN be re-wired for optimal emotional health. Our addictive bad habits are usually related to something emotional and therefore, we can learn to self-nurture instead of turning to outside substances. New Book Offers a Mindful Approach to Ending Emotional Eating No matter what substance has a hold on you and your emotions, this book will be a game changer for you. When Food is Comfort: Nurture Yourself Mindfully, Rewire Your Brain, and End Emotional Eating, author Julie M. Simon explains that when we eat in the absence of physical hunger cues, routinely choose unhealthy comfort foods, or eat beyond full, som