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Well and Weird

A podcast about creating healthier relationships with food, health, beauty & your body. My guests and I talk about healing these parts of ourselves through eating disorder recovery, Intuitive Eating, body acceptance, spirituality and weird self care practices. Some of the episode chatter includes: -Intuitive Eating, Body Acceptance, Health at Every Size, Anti-dieting, sexuality, fat positivity, diet culture and feminism -Eating disorder, disordered eating and body image recovery -Journaling, meditation, tarot, yoga, natural movement, Chinese medicine and other weird healing modalities
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Dec 1, 2017

In this week's minisode, Cary & Kyle of New Minimalism are back sharing their tips & experiences with maintaining minimalism through gift-oriented holidays, like christmas. They share some of their traditions instead of gift giving, how to respectfully advocate for your values, and how to shift from gift-centered celebration to more connection & reflection with family and friends.

Want more from Cary & Kyle? Their new book is available for pre-order today, and would also make a great gift for those in your life who are interested in sustainable living, interior design & self-reflection driven change. 

Resources:

Connect further with me & become a patron of this podcast

Get the deets on My Food Freedom Formula e-course

Get on my newsletter for weekly-ish coaching notes & free anti-diet worksheets

Follow me on Instagram for a behind the scenes look at intuitive eating

Pledge to be a warrior with Circles of Change (also check out their swag & use my promocode!)

Find out more about their book & pre-order it here

Follow New Minimalism on Instagram

Nov 27, 2017

Why can't learning Intuitive Eating and being body positive be as easy as redoing your house? Your hair? Your website? 

It might not be as easy, but it can be almost as tangible. In this episode I'm breaking down the similarities between redesigning your spaces and redesigning your relationship with food, and giving you a worksheet to help make this process more tangible. 

Key principles:

  • Keep it simple & use the tools/ skills you already have at your disposal
  • Small baby steps add up faster than you think
  • Pick a few key areas of focus and create intentional actions for making these a reality.

Resources:

Nov 8, 2017

Holly walks the listeners through her five non-negotiables for food freedom in this week's episode. In order to feel free from food anxiety, body dissatisfaction & disordered eating, to make space for intuitive eating & body positivity you've gotta

1. grant permission

2. get consciously curious

3. seek pleasure

4. take back your power

5. approach nutrition from a gentle, flexible & intuitive place

Resources:

Holly's new e-course, the Food Freedom Formula

Get on the newsletter for updates about future courses, new cheat sheet downloads & access to the vault

Pledge to be a warrior with Holly @ Circles of Change

Hang with Holly on Instagram @hollylowerycny

Oct 11, 2017

Founders Cary and Kyle of New Minimalism are on the podcast this week sharing their talents for decluttering, re-inventing spaces and helping clients minimize distractions to emphasize the most important parts of their lives.This episode shines a light on how you can start slowing down right where you're at in your own home. We also dive into the psychological effects of minimalism and how those effects overlap with the psychological effects of stepping out of the diet mentality. 

I love the intuitive & curious approach Cary and Kyle both bring to this conversation, and hope this opens up space for you to start decluttering your own spaces so that you can focus on doing the things you care about & continue navigating what health & wellness mean for YOU.

Resources mentioned:

NewMinimalism.com (Cary & Kyle's site) make sure to get on their newsletter to get updates when the book is available!

Follow Cary & Kyle on Instagram

Get Holly's worksheets & journaling prompts from the vault

Follow Holly on Instagram

Pledge to be a warrior with Circles of Change

Connect with this week's warrior, Dana Suchow at DoTheHotpants.com

Oct 4, 2017

Intuitive eating sounds great, right? But to actually make the leap and fully abandon dieting, well that's the hard part. But in this week's episode Holly explains the exact practice that sparked her to once and for all make peace with her body and let go of the food obsession. 

This practice helped Holly let go of counting calories, carbs, macros and allowed her to eat what felt and sounded good moment to moment. It helped her stop binge eating, and enabled her to step out of the diet cycle for good. 

If you're stuck in the diet cycle this ep. could change the game.

Resources:

Need help creating your own spiritual practice? There's a cheat sheet for that in the vault

Listen to the "My Body Story" episode

Follow Holly on Instagram

Geneen Roth's Books

Pledge to be a warrior with me through Circles of Change!

 

Sep 25, 2017

Megan Dowd is a virtual pilates coach for the woman who is ready to take care of business. I love Megan's approach because she doesn't waste time focussing on getting the "perfect" body, or weight loss for the sake of thinness. She places a huge emphasis on body awareness, movement that feels amazing, body acceptance (no matter what body you're in!) and breathing as a way to open up space in your body & brain. 

Megan is a total movement warrior and she's changing the traditional pilates model, so if you're down with her work you can get more of her in a few ways:

Megan's website

Megan's fitsNOPE article

Hang with her on Instagram

Hang with me on Instagram

Get that Intuition training cheat sheet

Join me as a warrior with Circles of Change

Sep 17, 2017

Relevant & Resonant is a new, once monthly segment for the podcast where media guru, Haley Quinn and I have chats about what is going on in the world, in the media and in our culture and how those events & situations relate to our health, body image, and healing.

This week we are talking about how dealing with natural disasters (like hurricanes!) may effect our own healing process. We talk about being in a state of crisis, and the cycle of growth.

Resources:

Pledge with Haley and I to be a warrior for Circles of Change

Get more of these anti-dieting, intuitive eating & eating disorder recovery insights from my newsletter

Come hang with me on Instagram for behind the scenes moments from Holly

Follow Haley on Instagram too!

Sep 5, 2017

Maddy Moon is an author, motivational speaker, life coach retreat leader, and she's also a fellow podcast host on her show Mind Body Musings. She teaches women how to heal their minds, hearts, and spirits by stepping into their femininity and stepping out of their perfectionist tendencies.

After having struggled with disordered eating during her time spent body building, Maddy decided it was time to close that chapter and write a new one. She's helped so many women to do the same, and is sharing some of her wisdom with us today while we talk through subjects like perfectionism, our different energies, recovering from eating disorders, accepting her body, tools for healing, letting go of the need to control food, and sooo much more. 

If you liked this ep. don't forget to leave a rating or review, or share this with a friend!

Resources:

The Book of She

Maddy's upcoming retreat

Maddy's website

Maddy's instagram

Get on my Newsletter & learn how to work with me

Connect with me on Instagram

Pledge to be a warrior with Circles of Change

 

Aug 31, 2017

In this month's solo episode, Holly is talking about how healthism is yet another way our culture has found to 'other,' oppress and stigmatize fatness. We talk about why health isn't something you morally need to work towards, and how this pursuit is harming more people than it is doing good. 

At the end of the day I want you to start questioning your own reasons for pursuing health and wellness, and ask yourself whether or not it's something you really want to spend your time and energy on. And if it IS, get clear about why. I also want you to start to be way more conscious about the "health" and weight messages you're putting out into the universe, so that we can stop this perpetuation of unrealistic beauty, health and body standards.

Resources mentioned:

Download "Defining your version of health" cheat sheet from the vault

Connect with me at hollylowery.com

Follow holly on Instagram

Read this rad article on EverydayFeminism

Subscribe to the newsletter for more intuitive eating and anti-dieting insights

 

Aug 25, 2017

Stasia Savasuk is a style coach, who uses the concept of congruency (aka aligning with your values!) with her clients to help them match their outsides to their insides and help them find their voice. 

Stasia truly advocates for both body acceptance & empowerment through all of her work with clients, and teaches them how to tap into their personal values in order to figure out what style elements are going to make them feel seen in the bodies they are  in NOW, not the bodies they think they should have.

Resources mentioned:

Stasia's Style School, re-opening on September 8th!

Stasia's Instagram

become a warrior with Circles of Change

Connect with Holly (that's me!) on Instagram

Get on my newsletter for more anti-diet and intuitive eating insights

 

 

Aug 19, 2017

Marian Mellen is a coach and workshop host who guides women into radical self love, transformational discovery of personal fulfillment and authentic, soulful living. Marian is sharing exactly how we can start to prioritize ourselves and truly believe in our worthiness in the face of fear and self doubt.

We got to chat about self love, being present, creating rituals, breaking habits, body image, disordered eating, coping mechanisms, tapping into intuition and soooo much more self-growth stuff. 

Resources mentioned:

Marian's website- make sure to go subscribe if you want that Heart & Soul Workbook!

Marian's Instagram

The Zen Bird Headbands to remind us of mindfulness

Become a warrior with me for Circles of Change

Connect with Me on Instagram

Visit HollyLowery.com

Get the deets for my DIY coaching offering

Aug 11, 2017

In this week on the podcast I'm talking with Chelsea Coreen about her newest project, Mercury Mermaid, which is an online platform for people to tap into both their creativity as well as their spirituality in order to improve mental health.

Chelsea is an educator, a poet, a researcher, a tarot reader a feminist and so much more. We dive into how Mercury Mermaid came to fruition, how it has helped her heal from sexual trauma, body image issues, and anxiety. Mercury Mermaid is also launching a new podcast called Ask a Mermaid, launching this coming September! 

Resources:

 
 
 
Aug 9, 2017

This quick solo style mini episode is a bridge between interviews. Just checking in to share a personal story and how it transcends back into the work I'm constantly talking about when it comes to Intuitive Eating, body positivity, anti-dieting, and recovering from disordered eating. 

Later this week on the podcast we have another kick-butt interview with a close friend of mine. Hint: It's gonna get a little woo-woo!

Hollylowery.com

@hollylowerycny on Instagram

The Vault for the cheat sheets

Kelsey Miller and her work with Refinery29 

 

Jul 25, 2017

In this episode we dive into what Intuitive Eating is, the steps of this process and the stages you can expect to go through when you start practicing making intuitive food choices. If you've heard of Intuitive Eating but aren't really sure what it is, this introductory episode is a great place to start. 

In the episode we go over:

  • What Intuitive Eating is
  • The steps and stages
  • Granting permission to all foods
  • Respecting your body
  • Working towards body neutrality versus body positivity 
  • Anti-Dieting
  • DIY coaching with your hostess, Holly Lowery

 

Resources Mentioned:

Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast!

Jul 18, 2017

Dana Falsetti is an international yoga teacher, writer, and advocate for living an authentic life that begins with self-love and leads to your beautiful, badass self. She has been recognized by millions across social media for her message: anybody can practice yoga and everybody has a right to be their true self no matter what body they are in.

Dana came to her yoga practice during an ultimate low, a place of depression largely from focusing on weight loss and body shaming her whole life. She spent a year dieting and exercising which led to significant weight loss, only to realize that being smaller didn't make her happier because while her body changed, she didn't. Suffering from a binge eating disorder, she struggled with body image and self worth her whole life until she realized she could actually accept and love herself as is.

Dana and I had the pleasure of chatting about:

  • Dieting in childhood, and the binge/ restrict cycle 
  • Letting go of the desire to lose weight
  • Weight stigma & body diversity in the yoga community
  • Getting back into your body amidst feelings of shame
  • Facing the internal dialogue
  • Worthiness & embodiment
  • Tapping into internal strength through physical practice
  • Finding happiness/ contentment in AnyBody, and beyond the physical

Resources: 

Jul 11, 2017

Dr. Roxanne Partridge is a jungian depth psychologist, relational sexuality practitioner & menstruality advocate dedicated to guiding you towards your unique empowered embodiment from the depths up & out. She is the creator of embodyperiod – a space for women and menstruators to heal the wounds of the struggle to be themselves in the world, and to embody what they can want. Period.

Some highlights from the episode:

  • Interpreting your body's unique cues
  • The 4 dimensional wheel method
  • Resources for tracking your menstrual cycle
  • Strategies for being fully embodied
  • PMS positives & negatives
  • Curiosity as a wellness tool
  • Full embodiment 

 

Resources Mentioned:

Jun 20, 2017

this week on the podcast it's just you and me, and we're getting real about Gentle Nutrition: what it is, how you can implement it, and how you can use this basic nutrition knowledge in combination with your intuition to find your own version of health. 

I’m here to tell you that

A. you need all three macros to fully live in health, and

B. while yes protein is important, that doesn’t mean it’s any more important than the other two. And

C. All of this nutrition info is important, but it has GOT to be paired with your own intuition in order to really honor your health.

Some highlights from the episode:

  • Basic lowdown on the macronutrients

  • Why fat isn't going to make you fat

  • Why you NEED carbs

  • How to stop destroying your metabolism

  • Why high protein diets aren't going to work in the long term

  • How you can increase your satiety levels

  • How you can pair nutrition info with intuitive cues for your best health

  • My formula for becoming an intuitive eater

Resources mentioned:

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Jun 13, 2017

Amy Kuretsky is a health coach, acupuncturist and licensed herbalist who's expertise lies in helping creatives create the type of work and life they love. Amy was on the podcast last season sharing her wealth of knowledge in acupuncture and herbalism, but this season she's back walking us through her journey with Crohn's disease. Crohn's is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that unfortunately affects a pretty large portion of our population, so she's sharing her journey, treatment experiences, and best practices for not only living with Crohn's, but thriving.  

Episode highlights:

  • Amy's symptoms of this particular digestive disorder
  • Western & Eastern medicine used in conjunction 
  • Health care vs. self care
  • Her exact day-to-day habits for maintaining her best health

Resources mentioned:

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Jun 6, 2017

Gigi Griffis is a location-independent writer, blogger, and travel enthusiast. This week marks the first episode of season 2 (yayyy!) and Gigi and I dive into her career journey, how she got into travel writing, how she stays calm, cool and collected around money, and how she is able to make her work align with her preferred lifestyles

Episode highlights:

  • How she transitioned from high-stress job to dream job
  • Debunking the "you must have money to travel" myth
  • Keeping calm when money feels scarce
  • Big-picture thinking to help shift your money mindset
  • Creative cooking while traveling
  • Removing financial pressure from creative work

Resources mentioned:

May 5, 2017

While I take a brief break from full length interviews to gear up for season two of Well + Weird, I hope you'll enjoy these quick prompts for finding more mental-emotional-spiritual-physical flow.

Resources mentioned:

Get access to the values cheat sheets & all the cheat sheets in the Vault

This post on the blog

My website

Instagram

The newsletter

Apr 18, 2017

While I take a brief break from full length interviews to gear up for season two of Well + Weird, I hope you'll enjoy these quick prompts for finding more mental-emotional-spiritual-physical flow.

Resources mentioned:

Katie Dalebout + her amazing book

Body Truce

The newsletter

Apr 11, 2017

This is the last episode of season one as I gear up for season two, and in it I'm sharing some of the weird things I'm into lately.. In the episode I share my new favorite notebooks, what I've been drinking in the mornings, my new skin care must-have-can't-live-without DIY product, some of my favorite clothes + products, what I've been loving for movement, 3 different ways in which I use kombucha on the regular, and some of my favorite books and podcasts of the moment. 

If you have a guest or topic you'd like to see me cover on the podcast, please let me know here!

Some of the items mentioned in the podcast:

Decomposition books

Highly Intuitive People book

A New Body Consciousness Book

Circles of Change Tees

Klean Kanteen

Seneca Drums Gin

Kombucha Workshops

  

Podcasts:

Let it Out with Katie Dalebout

Health Fuels Hustle with Amy Kuretsky

Raise Your Hand Say Yes with Tiffany Han

 

Resources:

Holly's Instagram

Body Truce

Anti-dieting Myth Busting Webinar 

Apr 5, 2017

On this week's episode I had the pleasure of chatting with Jess of Pretty Prints and Paper. Jess is a blogger, teacher, bullet journaling & hand lettering enthusiast and all around creative boss lady.

Something I love about Jess's work & blog is that she always keeps it simple. It's really easy to get wrapped up in "not having the right tools" or "messing up" when there's a blank page in front of you. But she does a great job at bringing it back to the basics while continually producing inspiring & aesthetically pleasing work.

In the episode we chatted about:

  • Her journey into a creative practice
  • The importance of setting intentions
  • Using creativity to strengthen intuition
  • walking the fine line between inspiration and copycatting
  • How bullet journaling has helped her develop a self care routine

Resources mentioned in the episode:

 

Mar 27, 2017

This week we dive deep into harnessing the power and wisdom of our intuition. Lauren explains that by learning to listen to that inner voice -those gut feelings that we've been trained to ignore- we're better able to navigate our lives and follow our passions.

Lauren Aletta is a teacher, author and guide of all things intuition and energy. Her work has empowered numerous humans like you and I to tune in to what she call's the 'soul self,' so that we can feel more connected, supported and guided in our own lives.

She recently released her new book Into The Woods, which is a navigational map to the magic within you. And it's available for download & pre-sale. You can snag your copy here.

Some of the highlights from our chat on intuition include:

  • Intuition isn't for a select few; it's already within us all
  • Using tarot & oracle to tap in & strengthen your intuitive "muscles"
  • (Re)learning to trust those gut feelings
  • The SoulSelf vs. the HumanSelf
  • Dealing with and recognizing fear, anxiety & burnout 
  • Identifying and reflecting on your seasons of growth & life

Resources mentioned:

Mar 20, 2017

 

In this week's episode I'm walking you through my seven go-to practices when I'm feeling the weight of the overwhelm. I use these like guiding principles -anchors to return home to, if you will- to lower stress and amp up productivity when I'm short on time and energy. 

The seven practices:

  • Get your priorities straight (and on paper!)
  • Be disciplined with your calendar
  • Set some boundaries when it comes to how you're spending your time
  • Make time for quality friend time
  • Make time for quiet time
  • Go out of your way to do something big & bold as self-care
  • Put quality sleep higher up on your priority list
  • Always be gentle with yourself

Resources:

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