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.

Episode 74 - Helpful Non-Diet Books

Your encounter with nondiet resources should be a positive one, and make you feel empowered to listen to your own internal messages rather than the external messages that are funded by diet and wellness culture. ⁣

⁣You should be able to feel like you have tools –not rules after reading a book about rejecting diets. ⁣

Episode 72 - Tackling Fear Foods

When you know you need to work through some fear foods, know that you won’t stop feeling uncomfortable around them overnight. It takes time and getting curious about the situation, so give yourself space to figure some of this out.

Use our episode and download guide to get started today.

Episode 71 - Dealing with Bad Body Image Days

Bad body image days are going to happen. But they don’t have to spiral you for weeks or months at a time. You can bounce back faster and we’re going to tell you how in this episode.

We created a download guide for you to use on those days where accepting your body is hard. Check it out here.

Episode 70 - Feminism, The Thin Ideal, and Diet Culture with Kimberley Benton, Psy.D, CEDS

Dr. Kimberley Benton is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. She is the owner of Oak City Psychology in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her primary specialty is the treatment of people who struggle with eating disorders and body image concerns.

Dr. Benton also has extensive training and experience in working with the LGBT+ community (particularly individuals who are transitioning), and with women in the areas of pregnancy, parenting and pregnancy/child loss.

Episode 69 - The Roots of Racism in Diet Culture

Have you ever wondered who is behind all of the popular diets these days? The goal of us sharing this info is to bring awareness as to the common origins and common themes we see within these diet programs.

We divided them up into different categories, multi-level marketing (MLM’s) selling meal replacements such as bars and shakes, Cleanses and detox diets, and paid subscription programs.

Episode 68 - Body Acceptance and Fat Phobia with Body Confidence Expert Victoria Welsby

For this episode, we have another international guest, Victoria Welsby!

Victoria is an anti-diet, pro-fatty body acceptance coach, TEDx speaker, best selling author, and the badass babe behind fierce fatty.

During this episode, we discuss topics like why is the word fat ok? How we can learn to be more at peace with our body the way it is right now, and rejecting negative influences that we encounter regularly.

Episode 67 - Finding Joyful Movement

In an ideal world, there would be gyms all over that promote movement for mental health and not to change your body. But the reality is, we are going to be hard pressed to find spaces that are 100% free of triggers. You have moved your body in an effort to change it for so long, you don’t know how to move it for joy or how to find an activity that brings you joy.

Episode 65 - Exploring How Our Childhood Affects Our Eating

n this episode of the podcast, we will explore how our childhood affects our eating, whether it be negative or positive.

You want to know that you don’t have to be defined by how you were brought up, or hustle to be the person you thought you would grow up to be. You want to be able to tell the little child in you that he/she can be at peace with how you are made.

Episode 63 - Living in the Present Moment and Diet Recovery

When you are dieting, you are constantly telling yourself that a later version of who you are will be where you would find happiness and contentment. You are never content with your present self, body, situation, etc. Your hope is always on that next dieting, a new workout plan, losing x amount of weight. So when you stop dieting, you start to understand that your happiness no longer rests in the next thing. You are fully in this present moment with your given body.

Episode 62 - Shame Spirals, Social Justice and Doing it Afraid with Melissa Carmona, MS, LPCA, NCC

Melissa Carmona, is a bilingual Clinical Mental Health Counselor at Three Birds Counseling in Greensboro, North Carolina. She helps people heal from eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma using various therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, and EMDR. Through the lens of Health at Every Size® and intuitive eating, Melissa helps clients understand the different aspects of their identities and how those influence food and body image.