Episode 95 - WTF are the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating?

Consider this episode your “Cliff Notes” version of the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating. This episode explains the origins of Intuitive Eating and breaks down each of the ten principles using our opinion of what they mean in your life. This episode is a great starting point if you are new to Intuitive Eating, but it is also helpful to revisit if you’ve been on this journey for a while now.

Episode 90 - Setting Holiday Boundaries

It feels trivial to say this year has been a lot. So the last thing we need right now is extra stress and pressure. So how do you survive the holidays?

You are feeling great, finding peace with food and your body but the problem is your family has comments about your bodies or even about their own and that makes your recovery feel so much harder.

We so get it, we have been there…

Episode 88 - Surviving and Thriving this Thanksgiving

This episode is going to help you prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, and really any gathering that might be outside of your norm. We want you to survive and even thrive this Thanksgiving!

However you are celebrating, we want to express our gratitude to you! We appreciate you listening to our podcast this year, and leaning into the important work of healing your relationship with your body and food…

Episode 87 - Period Poverty, Finding Your Light and Purpose While Single with Guest Hananatu Tunis

This week we have guest Hananatu Tunis on our show! Hananatu (Hana) is a descendant of Liberia with ties rooted in Sierra Leone. She’s a St. John’s University graduate, founder of One Million Girls, and creator of The P.A.D.S. Project.

Her passion and life mission is to empower women and girls through social entrepreneurship and philanthropic projects while energizing them to make positive contributions to their communities and to the world at large.

Episode 86 - Stop Making Intuitive Eating a Diet

In this episode we address how IE can become another diet, and it is easy to fall into a trap of dieting. It is popular to co-opt intuitive eating as a part of their diet plan, ruining the whole point. Or they decide to stop dieting but get caught up in making sure they live, eat and breath the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating.

This episode clarifies how to stop making Intuitive Eating your next diet, and start living your life with freedom with food and peace with your body.

Episode 84 - But What If I Gain Weight?

This week we are talking about weight gain, it feels like in our body positive world we can’t talk about weight gain unless it is positive.

This is unfortunate because we live in a society that demonizes weight gain so of course we will have negative feelings about weight gain and we want to give you permission to have those feelings.

We add extra stress on those feelings when we feel badly about having feelings. Weight gain doesn’t mean something negative is happening.

Episode 83 - The Seven Types of Rest Needed to Live Your Best Life with Guest Saundra Dalton-Smith, M.D.

This week on the show we have a guest Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith to talk with us about the importance of rest. She tells us about the seven types of rest and how we can prioritize it in our lives.

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is a Board-Certified internal medicine physician, speaker, and author. She is an international wellness expert featured in numerous media outlets including…

Episode 82 - WTF is Wellness Culture?

In the episode, we go over some common wellness culture terminology so you can spot the sneaky wellness culture influence and identifying your place in wellness culture.

Wellness culture is sneaky. We don’t even realize how it creeps up into our thoughts around food and body, let alone how we spend our time and money.

Wellness culture is the cousin of Diet Culture. It’s that quiet nice sidekick to the loud annoying villain.

Episode 81 - Body Confidence, Self Worth and Healing After Trauma with Ashely Baxter

Ashley Baxter is a certified life coach specializing in empowerment. She helps women stand up for their own worth in areas of body confidence, self-worth, and healing. She draws from my own personal struggles and 20 years of counseling others. Learning to fight for herself after being sexually assaulted, led to her learning to truly value herself for the first time. She lives in Wilmington, NC with her dog Zoey.

Episode 80 - Who is on Your Team?

Who is on your team?

Finding support in the non-diet world can be tricky, even exhausting. Sometimes it would be nice to just be around other people who “get it” and are not obsessed with the same old conversations about dieting and the scale.

Episode 79 - Letting Go of Unrealistic Diet Culture Fashion Standards with Personal Stylist Guest Dacy Gillespie

As a personal stylist, Dacy Gillespie intuitively guides her clients to discover what they feel best in. She helps them let go of the external messages they’ve been given about what they should wear and get to the heart of what’s making them uncomfortable about their clothes. Through their work building a functional wardrobe, Dacy’s clients make a mindset shift from thinking they need to wear what’s flattering to unapologetically taking up space in the world.

Episode 78 - What Are You Waiting For?

It can seem so daunting to stop dieting. If you have been dieting for some time now, it’s all you know. So when you say you’re going to stop, it’s like okay well what is next.

We get stuck in the fear of not knowing how to move forward. In today’s episode, we are talking about some of the most common things we hear from the women we work with…

Episode 76 - What If I Don't Feel Positive About My Body?

It seems like everywhere you look body positivity has exploded on the scene. This is good and bad. It’s wonderful that this concept is going mainstream even if it feels at times to be a bit performative. It’s so nice to know that this conversation is moving forward.

But I do wish though that it had a different name.