Bernie and I are back with another special episode of Learn and Grow where we answer questions from people who are reading and listening to Body Kindness.
In this episode, Bernie Salazar and I respond to two listener questions. Paula says she hates to exercise and though she wants to get moving, she feels “stuck” because her most enjoyable activities are performed in a chair or cozy sofa. We help her think through options without judgment or shame.
Then, podcast listener Lytisha works in food justice and is noticing how her co-workers may be unintentionally shaming how she and others eat as the work is focused on increasing access to fresh, wholesome foods.
We help her prepare to address the healthism and food shame she sees happening with compassion and kindness.
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Bernie Salazar is a recovering chronic dieter and former contestant on Season 5 of NBC’s The Biggest Loser. Realizing that you can’t hate yourself healthy, Bernie has been a student of the body kindness philosophy for over three years. You can follow his journey to self-acceptance on the Body Kindness Learn & Grow series where, under the guidance of his mentor and friend Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN he’s worked to unpack both his experience on and off the Biggest Loser. Finally embracing that his true, happy and healthy self was always meant to have a fat body, he encourages others to practice body kindness and work to heal our relationships with ourselves.
Most recently, he’s co-founded Uniting Soles, a shoe company with a conscious, where he is working to unite souls with Soles. Witnessing first hand how providing a person a helping hand, can help to transform their current situation; Bernie is committed to serving others. No longer able to stand idly by as families are being separated at our southern borders, he’s co-founded Uniting Soles to assist organizations in reuniting families and to provide aid to those groups fighting for immigration law reform and family reunification.
Follow his journey on the Body Kindness Learn & Grow series.
Learn more about Uniting Soles at unitingsoles.com