In this solo episode, we're digging into some of the problematic points raised by a recent article from Healthyish- a blog geared toward foodies and wellness seekers.
The article tries to address some of the problems with moralizing food, trying to make everything we eat "healthy," and how diet foods really just end up leaving us unsatisfied. But in my opinion, it really misses the bar and could do a whole lot better to revolutionize the wellness movement to make it more inclusive.
Jess Sprengle is a licensed professional counselor, an Eating Disorder Recovery specialist, an Intuitive Eating/HAES/body acceptance advocate, and an intersectional feminist. Today on the podcast, Jess is sharing her own story of Eating Disorder recovery, as well as some of her insights from her experience as a professional counselor working in the ED field.
We talk about some of the stages of the recovery process, how it's important to WAIT before attempting Intuitive Eating until you've gone through the re-feeding process, reconnecting to your body, the importance of doing trauma work, some of the toxic things we're seeing on Instagram in the ED recovery community (and what to avoid!) and so much more.
Jess is an absolute pleasure and I know you're going to love this episode, her work and her witty Insta posts as much as I do.
In another solo episode, Holly Lowery is diving deep into the spiral nature of the recovery process. She shares one of her recent, vulnerable dressing room moments, how to be OKAY with not being okay, how recovery requires an active choice every single day to detach from the thoughts, how to recognize the difference between the eating disorder voice and your own, and more.
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Barbara Erochina is an feelings coach for healers and leaders. She offers coaching insight, retreats and resources for smart, hardworking women who are ready to feel less anxious and insecure.
In this conversation, Barbara and I dig deep into sitting with and FEELING our feelings. We talk about her journey with spirituality and her experience as a queer woman in the evangelical community. We talked about being able to set boundaries with friends and family, especially when you're going through a hard time (like recovery, for example!). And we talked about reframing our emotions; shifting from 'positive' and 'negative' to 'easy' and 'hard' feelings. She also shared her experience with intuitive eating and her relationship with her body, and how this process is has a repetition of rejecting diet culture over and over again.
Barbara is full of wisdom, love, and insight and I can't wait to share this convo with you all!
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