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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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Feb 15, 2019

We’re back with another solo episode this week talking about a topic that I’m all jazzed up about right now: Exposure. Exposure can be looked at in two ways. First, looking at what we need to expose ourselves to in order to continue growing and healing (AKA facing our fears around food and our bodies). And second, looking at what we may be unintentionally exposing ourselves to that is holding us back in recovery.

 

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Feb 15, 2019

This week I’m chatting with Dr. Kate Browne, and this interview is literally PACKED with her wisdom on body positivity, and specifically how we can find our place within the movement. We also talk about how she got into this work as a writer and educator, and her thoughts on how we can redefine fitness in our own lives. Hope you love this conversation as much as I did!

 

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Jan 8, 2019

This week I’m coming at ya with a fresh solo episode, sharing what weird (and some real basic, if I’m being honest!) things I’ve been into lately. These are things that have been keeping me well, things that I’m looking forward to, things I’m trying for the first time, and things I’m tapping back into with fresh perspective. See below for a complete list of show notes! Because as you've probably heard me say one too many times, Self care is the foundation from which healing and recovery are built. 

 

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Dec 20, 2018

SO. FLIPPING. EXCITED. to bring you this episode. Pixie Turner is a nutritionist (ANutr) (MSc), award-winning food blogger, speaker, and content creator. And most recently well known for her book, The Wellness Rebel, which helps us sort nutrition fact from fiction.

In this episode, Pixie and I dive deep into some of the most common and pervasive food myths surrounding foods like gluten and dairy, sugar and more.

 

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Dec 4, 2018

I am BACK in action here at Well + Weird HQ. After what seemed like the longest month on the planet, I'm back, sharing a bit about why I've been away. Spoiler alert: I'm gonna have a baby. And life's been weird for a bit. In this episode, I'm sharing how I've  been feeling, and how I've been supporting myself through all the change that has already begun. 

In this episode we talk about how self care often has to shift, and it's OK that it looks different than it once might've. We talk about the changing body, and learning to be OK with that, the things that have been helpful so far through this process, and what you can expect going forward with this podcast + in working with me in a coaching capacity.

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Oct 29, 2018

We’re back for another media literacy episode, where we dive deep into a recent piece of media as it related to body acceptance, eating disorder recovery, and health (from a HAES perspective. This week we are digging into an article entitled “10 Simple Ways To Stop Craving Carbs All The Time,” sources from Mind Body Green.

If you’ve been a long-time listener, you can already guess how many problems I have with an article like this, just based on the title alone. But if you’re not sure why the idea of trying to resist or ignore our carb cravings (or our cravings in general) is problematic then you’ll definitely want to make sure to tune in!

I know I talk a lot about carbs and why they’re so gosh darn important, so this may not be totally new info if you’ve been listening for a while. But it may serve as a much needed refresher, given that we’re headed into the holidays (traditionally a very body-politically-charged time of year) AND with all of the low-carb rhetoric floating around the internet these days.

I hope you enjoy!

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Oct 17, 2018

This episode is a loooooong time coming, and I couldn’t be more stoked to share it with you all. Kelsey Miller is a writer, author, editor and speaker based in BK, New York. She’s the founder of the Anti-Diet Project, author of the book Big Girl, and the forthcoming I'll Be There For You (which is now available for pre-order!), and an all-around staple in the world of body acceptance, Intuitive Eating, and non-diet living.

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Oct 8, 2018

We’re back with another solo episode! The first of the season, where I’m sharing some of my most crucial beliefs about self care through the recovery process.

I truly believe that one of the most crucial, foundational parts of sustainable recovery is self care. But not just the bubble bath, self-pampering kind of self care (that’s all great, but…) I’m talking self care that is about tuning in to your needs, being with yourself for long enough to know how you need to be supported, and tapping into your senses in order to come back to the present moment.

This may seem a little abstract right now, but I promise the episode goes in deep about all of this and more, and will leave you feeling ready to put some energy back into yourself, in the most gentle of ways.

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Sep 28, 2018

In this week's episode I got to sit down with Minerva Siegel, AKA Spooky Fat Babe. Minerva is a plus size model, poet & writer who's been published both in print and online internationally. Via her blog and her instagram, she shares her insights into all things body acceptance, fat positivity, living with disabilities, spirituality and witchcraft, self care and more. 

In this episode we discuss her relationship with food and her body, and how it has evolved to current day. We discuss her lens on self care, and how for her a large part of self care is shadow work. We talk about how her disabilities played a role in her being able to make peace with her body. And SO. MUCH. MORE. JUICY. STUFF.

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Sep 21, 2018

This week we have another installment of my solo series where we hash through a recent article on 'health', wellness, dieting, food and disordered eating, and discuss the actual facts behind the bold claims being made in these spaces.

But this week is a little bit different. Rather than tearing through this week’s article, fact checking and debunking, I’m actually just sharing a very important, much needed piece published by Huffington Post. I wouldn’t normally share something in this way, but I think that just speaks to HOW vital this information is, and I couldn’t have written it better myself.

This piece, written by Michael Hobbes addresses the very real marginalization that fat people face every single day of their lives, in addition to much of the misinformation we have about obesity.

 
Sep 13, 2018

 This week we are BACK with full episodes, in season 4 of the podcast. I am so excited to kick off this season with a kickass interview with the incredible women behind the blog ‘Not Plant Based’.

Not Plant Based was founded by Laura Dennison and is co-authored by Eve Simmons, both of whom have suffered with eating disorders. They are telling our stories to help others who have also suffered, or are continuing to, with troubled eating. They’re re-discovering happiness and contentment through exercise and by eating the food that they love (namely pasta, meat, potatoes, melted cheese and Kit Kats) in hope that you will too.

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Sep 6, 2018

I'm taking the remainder of August & September to enjoy this beautiful summer, as well as restock my interviews for next season!

But because I can't imagine departing from you completely for the next 6-8 weeks, I'm going to be releasing mini episodes where I answer listener questions each week. 

 

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Aug 24, 2018

I'm taking the remainder of August & September to enjoy this beautiful summer, as well as restock my interviews for next season!

But because I can't imagine departing from you completely for the next 6-8 weeks, I'm going to be releasing mini episodes where I answer listener questions each week. 

If you want to learn more about working together beyond the podcast, check out the resources below!

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Aug 17, 2018

This summer I was offered the chance to be a part of GEMS, a local summer camp for girls excelling in math and science. The camp was an opportunity for girls, grades four through seven, to explore their interest and skills in STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). And because of two local teachers’ awareness around how messages about having to ‘fix’ or change our bodies, so deeply impacts our ability to critically engage and excel in these STEAM areas, they asked us at Ophelia’s Place to kick off the camp with messages of body acceptance.

Instead of letting our young people’s minds wander to all the ways they wish they looked different, we need to be encouraging them to explore all the amazing things their bodies do for them, and allow them to do. I decided to interview the girls to get them thinking more critically about just that. And I hope this interview helps you to do the same.

 

Aug 14, 2018

I'm taking the remainder of August & September to enjoy this beautiful summer, as well as restock my interviews for next season!

But because I can't imagine departing from you completely for the next 6-8 weeks, I'm going to be releasing mini episodes where I answer listener questions each week. 

If you have a question you want me to weigh in on, you can send it my way via insta, OR join my next community coaching call on August 21st. 

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Aug 6, 2018

I'm taking the remainder of August & September to enjoy this beautiful summer, as well as restock my interviews for next season!

But because I can't imagine departing from you completely for the next 6-8 weeks, I'm going to be releasing mini episodes where I answer listener questions each week. 

If you have a question you want me to weigh in on, you can send it my way via insta, OR join my next community coaching call on August 21st. 

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Jul 24, 2018

This week we have another installment of my solo series where we hash through a recent article on 'health', wellness, dieting, and food, and discuss the actual facts behind the bold claims being made in these spaces.

And you guessed it, this week we're talking about the Keto Diet, how it impacts our body, what ACTUALLY happens in our bodies when we restrict our carbohydrate intake, and how we are impacted physically and psychologically in the short and long term.

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Jul 17, 2018

This week we're talking with Rochelle Bilow, who I have the extraordinary pleasure of working with at Ophelia's Place headquarters. 

Rochelle is a chef, yoga teacher, fellow recovery advocate, farmer, author (and seriously, so much more) and I can't wait for you to sink your teeth into this episode. 

We talk about her very non-linear process of recovery, what perpetuated her body dissatisfaction in her younger years, letting go of exercise that doesn't serve us anymore, dropping into cooking with an intuitive lens, watching out for the 'shouldy' wellness circles on the internet, and more. 

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Jul 5, 2018

This week we're doing a long awaited Q+A episode! We're digging deep into binge eating, and how permission can (and should) play a part in decreasing binge episodes. We're talking about how to get out of the self comparison with food and what other people are eating, my tips for going shopping for new clothes without freaking out, and how to get over the fear of eating carbohydrates. This episode is jam packed with little nuggets of eating disorder recovery TRUTH. Hope you love it!

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Jun 26, 2018

Cathlin Walker of Walker Whole Health is joining us on the pod this week, sharing her deeeeeep wisdom around all things self care, body acceptance, demoralizing 'health', working mindfulness into the mundane parts of our lives and so much more juicy stuff around health, food and bodies. 

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Jun 6, 2018

Nina Boyce and Liz Garster of the Wine & Shine podcast are this week's guests (yaaaas for group chats!) and we're talking about coping with anxiety -and some of what has worked for us in the name of prevention. We talk about recovering from disordered eating and perfectionistic tendencies. We talk about burnout and adrenal fatigue 101. We talk about asking for help and granting ourselves space to be with our hard-to-feel feelings.

This conversation rocked and I am so excited for you to listen. You can connect further with myself, Nina and Liz in the following ways: 

 

May 21, 2018

In this solo segment, Holly is addressing some of the links between perfectionistic tendencies & eating disorder recovery. She digs deep into why it's so important to embrace the IMperfection and messiness of our lives and recovery processes, because in that imperfect space is where we grow, learn, expand and heal. 

Tune in for holly's advice on how to step away from our perfectionistic tendencies so that we can create more space for joy, pleasure, love, connection and personal growth.

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Sign up for Holly's Newsletter for bi-weekly recovery coaching

Follow Holly on instagram for a behind the scenes look & healing and recovery

Find more details on the Well + Weird Clubhouse & get on the early-bird list

Register for the '5 secrets for self care that sticks' webinar

Pledge to be a warrior for Circles of Change and use the code: WELLANDWEIRD for 10% off at checkout!

 

 

May 12, 2018

Holli Zehring is a rockstar of a parent, incredible advocate for body acceptance and eating disorder recovery, and generally just an all around boss lady. 

She and I have the pleasure of working together at Ophelia's Place, a non-profit dedicated to empowering individuals impacted by eating disorders, disordered eating and body dissatisfaction. In this episode she and I talk about some of her experiences as a parent who's teaching her children how to eat and live intuitively, the connections between depression and her eating disorder, and some of her own story through recovery.

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Connect with Holly on Instagram

Connect with Holli Zehring on Instagram

Get on the newsletter & into the Vault for free worksheets around Intuitive Eating, Anti-diet resources

Pledge as a warrior with our movement, Circles of Change!

Pssst! Don't forget to use the code: WELLANDWEIRD at checkout for 10% off!

Check out Ophelia's Place to get connected to resources

 

May 6, 2018

In this episode of Well and Weird Abbie Plouff, the Northern Lights Witch, shares her work, and her story of coming to a place of embodiment. As a proud, radical, queer witch, Abbie uses the tarot (and magic in general) to help make her own life and and the lives of her clients richer and more aligned.

Abbie shares some of her body story, some of the battles she faced in deciding to fully embrace the term 'witch,' and how we can use the tarot to start getting back into our bodies after trauma and/or dissociation. Whether you identify as a witch or not- that's totally fine, but this episode offers so much medicine in the name of body acceptance, self acceptance and tapping into your innate wisdom- your intuition, you won't want to miss it.

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Follow Holly on instagram

Pledge to be a warrior with Circles of Change

Find out more about working with Holly

sign up for the vault & get access to loads of free worksheets for body acceptance, intuitive eating & more

Visit Abbie's site to sign up for her newsletter, read her blog or snag a copy of her Embodied Tarot workbook! (pssst! Use the code: well+weird for 15% off!)

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Some tarot specific resources mentioned/ ones I love:

Little Red Tarot

Slow Holler Tarot 

The Slutist tarot

Motherpeace tarot

Fat tarot

Next world tarot

Lindsay Mack

 

 

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