Creative Expression, Mind-Body, Mindful Living

“I Feel Horrible About the Things I’ve Done to My Body”

Food and forgiveness mentor Marcella Friel leads us through a tapping exercise using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to assist in forgiving ourselves for ways we may have mistreated our body.  Whether we’ve caused harm through dieting, spent too much money on fads, or have spoken to ourselves in ways we would never speak to others, Marcella helps us to release the shame and regret that can accompany our mistreatment.

Learn the secrets of true agelessness from food and forgiveness mentor Marcella Friel and holistic nutritionist Mary Sheila Gonnella and discover your body’s miraculous capacity for regeneration at any chronological age.


Marcella Friel

Marcella Friel is a mindful eating mentor who helps health-conscious women love and forgive themselves, their food, and their figure. She is the founder of the Women, Food & Forgiveness Academy, an online program to help women cultivate unconditional self-love as the path to sustainable body-weight balance. Over 50,000 women have experienced profound transformation through Marcella’s best-selling courses on DailyOM and through her book, Tap, Taste, Heal: Use Emotional Freedom Techniques to Eat Joyfully and Love Your Body. Marcella lives in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Southern Colorado.
Visit Marcella’s website to learn more about her and her work.

Mary Sheila Gonnella

Mary Sheila Gonnella is a board-certified nutrition consultant and an Ayurveda practitioner who helps her clients balance blood sugar as the key to regulating mood swings, stabilizing body weight, healing autoimmune struggles, and preventing or reversing diabetes. Her unique approach combines Holistic Nutrition, Ayurveda, Amino Acid Therapy, and Adrenal Support to lead clients to the long-term healing they’ve been looking for.



  1. I’d suggest that men might feel this way too. Also, I get worried when we suggest women need to feel bad or just DO feel bad. There must be a less shaming reframe for this?

    • Hi Sarah,

      Yes, I’m sure it’s true of men as well.

      In my work with women I often address the hidden upsides of staying stuck and the hidden downsides of transforming and releasing pain.

      Sometimes, for example, I need to feel bad because I’m scared to feel good.

      Sometimes I need to feel bad because, if I didn’t, I’d have no reason not to move forward and shine.

      Honestly addressing the hidden motivations behind our distressing emotions can catapult our healing to a whole new level, especially when combined with Tapping.

      I didn’t intend for that remark to be shaming and am sorry it landed for you that way.

      And I’d love to hear what reframes you feel might be possible.


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