Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, talks to Kayla, 37, about what she describes as post traumatic stress, getting worked up with life's stresses, and turning to food in a way she doesn't want to in order to cope with it all. After learning about her past experiences, not having a strong father figure, being cyber bullied, and noticing strong negative reaction to everyday happenings, Marc connects Kayla's debilitation from these experiences with her having a sensitive nervous and immune system. Without any barrier, everything is allowed in. This stems from the feeling of abandonment as a child. Marc makes a connection between the stressful situations and abandonment, and even sheds light on the possibility that in these moments of stress and overwhelm, Kayla is abandoning herself. She walks away with a new practice of learning to stand by her own side, honor herself, and embrace her journey, so that she can feel empowered, safe, and whole.