You may have heard diets don’t work. You may also know that dieting can lead to eating disorders. Both are true. But how do you actually detox yourself from the allure of diets and weight loss if you struggle with self-acceptance? Kari Anderson says we have to practice mindfulness. It’s not “woo,” it’s the WAY…. [Read More]
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Connie Sobczak lost her sister to an eating disorder and pushed herself to the edge in her own body despair and eating disorder. She now helps people heal their body image with her book Embody and successful workshops and programs with youth and adults. We cover a lot of ground in this rich discussion including:… [Read More]
I’m celebrating our supreme emotion – love – all February! To kick it off, I’m bringing the loving kindness meditation to your body kindness practice. If you have the book, you may already know it well (see chapter 10)! This one is perfect if you are new to meditation or if you really want to… [Read More]
What does religion have to do with diets? Probably more than you think. In this episode I talk with professor of religious studies and author of the book, The Gluten Lie, Dr. Alan Levinovitz. We’ll discuss why “cleansing” and forms of restriction we see with today’s diet culture is not about health at all. Alan… [Read More]
I wore a bathing suit this weekend… While that’s not unusual for me — a water-loving mom of two girls just learning to swim — this was definitely different. This weekend, I returned to the place my body hatred began. When I first feared becoming fat, when I got the urge “watch myself” around food, to promise I would exercise… [Read More]