Info

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
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Well and Weird
2019
February
January


2018
December
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Category: health
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: 

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:

Want updates when new episodes are released? Subscribe here.

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:

Want updates when new episodes are released? Subscribe here.

 

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 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:

Feb 27, 2017

You guys already know what I'm about, but I wanted to share a story that I haven't really shared outside of my close personal circle. In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2017 and their theme, Let's talk about it, I felt it was time to share MY body story; my struggles with food + body image.

Something I care so deeply about is helping other women who struggle with feeling happy in their bodies + feeling like the boss around food. And while my advice + encouragement have the potential to help struggling women, I'm hoping that my own journey through all this messy stuff will take that advice + encouragement one step further; I'm hoping that my story will provide motivation + TRUST as you work through all of your own messy food + body stuff.

In this episode I walk you through:

  • My relationship with food + my body as a child and into my teenage years
  • The types of pressure I felt, as many other young women do to be perfect and look perfect
  • How the diet culture crept into my own mind and paved the way for my disordered eating habits
  • My journey through vegetarianism and veganism
  • How dieting and being "healthy becomes a part of our identity + source of bonding
  • When trying to be "healthy" turns into an obsession
  • My rock bottom
  • My 4 truths; the things that keep me from returning to the dieting + disordered eating
  • My upcoming course Body Truce; another tool to help you work through your own body history

Resources:

 

Feb 20, 2017

Mara Glatzel is an Intuitive guide and energy healer- which if you know anything about my work you know intuition is at the core of every bit of what I'm about. Mara's all about cultivating safe, cozy spaces for women to be able to get back in tune with who they are and what they want. She invites women to get curious about their needs and helps them create the space they need to meet those needs.

Her warm spirit, vibrant confidence and affirming energy are addictive- if you don't trust me go wander around her website for a bit.

Mara and I had the pleasure of chatting about:

  • Her "breakthrough moment" of deciding to live more in accordance with her intuitive needs
  • How to make choices that honor your wants, dreams and intuition
  • Defining your own version of success and living that truth
  • Understanding you can always change course
  • How to meet your own expectations first
  • Taking up space as a woman and dwelling in your body- unapologetically
  • The golden staircase model of change vs. the linear model
  • How to draw boundaries to make more space in your life
  • The "busy" mindset, and rewriting the productivity story
  • Making REST a to-do
  • And we examine what it really means when you "don't have the time" to put yourself first

Resources:

Feb 13, 2017

Katie is an author, podcaster, mentor and journaling enthusiast. Her recently published book, Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling, is one of my favorite tools for tuning into my intuition. Katie's podcast Let It Out, has been touted by The Huffington Post as one of 10 women hosted podcasts you should be listening to right now. 

Her slew of creative work has been a HUGE player in my own journey through self-awareness and I think you'll find her to be equally as inspiring and relatable when it comes to your own journey.

 

Katie and I got to chat about: 

  • the difference between keeping a journal and a diary
  • how to break through the "weird" feelings around journaling 
  • finding clarity through the chaos with writing
  • journalism as another form of meditation
  • it's never really about your weight
  • feeling the richness of your emotions without judgement
  • diversifying your coping mechanisms
  • dealing with perfectionism and learning the difference between shame + guilt
  • following your curiosity to narrow in on your passions

  

Resources:

 

Feb 13, 2017

Katie is an author, podcaster, mentor and journaling enthusiast. Her recently published book, Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling, is one of my favorite tools for tuning into my intuition. Katie's podcast Let It Out, has been touted by The Huffington Post as one of 10 women hosted podcasts you should be listening to right now. 

Her slew of creative work has been a HUGE player in my own journey through self-awareness and I think you'll find her to be equally as inspiring and relatable when it comes to your own journey.

 

Katie and I got to chat about: 

  • the difference between keeping a journal and a diary
  • how to break through the "weird" feelings around journaling 
  • finding clarity through the chaos with writing
  • journalism as another form of meditation
  • it's never really about your weight
  • feeling the richness of your emotions without judgement
  • diversifying your coping mechanisms
  • dealing with perfectionism and learning the difference between shame + guilt
  • following your curiosity to narrow in on your passions

  

Resources:

 

Feb 6, 2017

THIS EPISODE IS A CONTINUATION OF LAST WEEK'S CONVERSATION WITH ANDREA SANDERS, A COLORADO BASED ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATE.

HOLLY + ANDREA CHAT:

  • WHY RECYCLING ISN'T THE ANSWER TO OUR ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

  • WHAT EXACTLY IS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY?

  • BUYING USED VS NEW AND ANDREA'S FAVORITE TIPS FOR DOING SO

  • PICKING PIECES YOU LOVE FOR YOUR HOME AND CLOSET

  • MINIMALISM + DECORATING WITH PURPOSE

RESOURCES:

SHOPPING:

Jan 30, 2017

ANDREA SANDERS IS THE FOUNDER OF BE ZERO, A COLORADO BASED ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION. ANDREA'S MISSION IS TO INSPIRE, EDUCATE AND ACTIVATE INDIVIDUALS TO DRAMATICALLY REDUCE THEIR PLASTIC + TRASH FOOTPRINT AND TO CREATE SIMPLE AND SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE HABITS.

ANDREA'S WORK IS MEANT TO HELP YOU SIMPLIFY YOUR BELONGINGS, CREATE MORE HEALTHFUL + MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCES AND RELATIONSHIPS, AND BECOME AND MORE EMPOWERED AND INFORMED CONSUMER.

HOLLY + ANDREA CHAT:

  • LIVING THE ZERO WASTE LIFESTYLE
  • THE TRASH DIET
  • CREATING SPACE IN YOUR LIFE
  • MOVING FROM A LINEAR TO A CIRCULAR MINDSET
  • WHY RECYCLING DOESN'T REALLY MATTER
  • MINIMALISM IN THE HOME AND CLOSET

RESOURCES:

Jan 20, 2017

DANA SUCHOW, A NY BASED FASHIONISTA TURNED FEMINIST RUNS A BLOG CALLED 'DO THE HOTPANTS'. DANA IS A WRITER, BLOGGER, STYLIST AND SOCIAL ACTIVIST. 

SINCE OVERCOMING AN EATING DISORDER AND COMPULSIVE EXERCISING, DANA HAS BECOME AN ADVOCATE FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS, BODY POSITIVITY AND EATING DISORDER AWARENESS. 

HOLLY AND DANA CHAT:

  • THE FASHION INDUSTRY + BODY IMAGE
  • FOOD SHAMING + POLICING 
  • BODY SHAMING IN THE MEDIA
  • ORTHOREXIA AND DISORDERED EATING/ EXERCISING
  • SELF CARE + CURATING YOUR SOCIAL CIRCLES

RESOURCES:

Jan 20, 2017

A PODCAST ABOUT COOKING UP A MORE DELICIOUS LIFE VIA WEIRD FOOD, WEIRD HABITS + WEIRD INTERESTS.
HOLLY LOWERY AND HER DIVERSE SET OF GUESTS EXPLORE WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO LIVE WELL.

AMY KURETSKY IS A HEALTH COACH, ACUPUNCTURIST, HERBALIST + CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONER. AMY HELPS CREATIVES TAP INTO THEIR SOURCE ENERGY AND FUEL THEIR HUSTLE THROUGH THEIR HEALTH.

AMY + HOLLY CHAT:

  • ACUPUNCTURE + CHINESE MEDICINE
  • STRESS HORMONES
  • HOW WESTERN + EASTERN MEDICINE CAN WORK TOGETHER
  • CONNECTING TO YOUR SOURCE ENERGY
  • STRESS EATING + OTHER COPING MECHANISMS
  • BOUNDARIES, SELF CARE + INTUITION

 

RESOURCES:

Jan 20, 2017

A PODCAST ABOUT COOKING UP A MORE DELICIOUS LIFE VIA WEIRD FOOD, WEIRD HABITS + WEIRD INTERESTS.
HOLLY LOWERY AND HER DIVERSE SET OF GUESTS EXPLORE WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO LIVE WELL.

HOLLY IS A HEALTH COACH, ANTI-DIET ADVOCATE AND WEIRD FOOD WORKSHOPPER. HOLLY MOTIVATES WOMEN WHO HAVE A FIERCE DESIRE TO FIX THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD + THEIR BODIES BY

  • asking the tough questions
  • deconstructing the diet mentality and
  • getting back to basics in the kitchen

 RESOURCES:

 

1