94. Stop Eating Your Anger with Dr. Arpita Gupta DePalma

Did you know that it takes somewhere between 90 seconds and 5 minutes to fully process an emotion?

In this episode, with the help of Dr. Arpita Gupta DePalma, we're going to be looking at anger and how it shows up in our lives as professional women and people on our final weight loss journeys.

Anger is a tricky emotion for a lot of us to come to terms with, because it means coming to term with all the other negative feelings that we might be having. Jumping to anger gives us a false sense of feeling in control, which can be comforting in the moment, but what we're really doing is avoiding the root cause of the anger; the other negative feelings that it's masking. 

Here's where anger becomes really complex. When it is left unattended, it has a way of manifesting into our actions, some of which are less conspicuous than others. For so many professional women that I work with, this looks like eating as a way of buffering their anger.

In this episode, Dr. Arpita Gupta DePalma and I look at the anatomy of anger, we apply it to specific cases that I've encountered in my coaching, and she shares the comprehensive approach to processing anger that she uses in her coaching. There are some real gems of knowledge in this episode that I'm sure will transform the way you think about how anger shows up in your life. 

For some more context about Dr. DePalma, she is a pediatrician and the founder of Thought Work, MD, an organization designed help physicians and professional women learn how to identify, manage, and then let go of what is not serving them through transformational mindset coaching. After completing her coaching certification with The Life Coach School in 2021, she went on to become certified as a Trauma Informed Professional Coach (TIPC) with Lodestar, and then earned her certification as an Advanced Deep Dive Coach with Dev Aron in 2023.

Arpita specializes in helping clients with anger management, time management, perfectionism and self-worth issues, parenting and cultural disparities, business development, and any other area they want to up-level in their lives. She is the host of her podcast, Doctors Living Deliberately, where she shares tools to help physicians live intentionally while remembering their "why."


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