The question above comes from the 1984 movie “Starman” and has stuck in my mind because the answer to that question is what exemplifies what makes Americans great. Protests about the death of George Floyd and the COVID-19 pandemic may be triggering your binge eating, food addiction and emotional eating. In this video you will learn:

1. Four techniques to help yourself stabilize and avoid unwanted behaviors during stressful times
2. What makes Americans a beautiful people.
3. Why your experiences during this time can take you deeper into the work of your own recovery.


Resources mentioned in the podcast:

The Equal Justice Initiative website provides factual information that will help you understand Black history:

My TEDxPleasantGrove talk discusses my experience of growing up in the segregated South during the Jim Crow era:

Check out the Netflix documentary: “13th” to learn more about why racial discrimination is linked to excessive incarceration of Black men.

A great article that summarizes what is the frustration behind the protests:

You can email me your “acts of compassion” here: