Podcast Themes: Stress and Anxiety
Podcast 161 – 2020 Burnout: Saving Our Mental Health for the Greater Good
It’s been a year of testing so much for all of us. Bernie and I catch up on how we’re making it through parenting and trying to stay distant (and connected) during COVID, which is relentless.
We also discuss the election stress, our self care plans, and why we need to “complete our stress cycles” — something we learned by reading the book Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski.
Get a replay of some key advice from our podcast chat on Body Shame Burnout with the authors originally aired in May 2019, including how the Patriarchy keep “human giver syndrome” and the “bikini industrial complex” alive and well — and oppressing you, making you stressed, sick, and spiraling toward Burnout.
Air Date: November 2020
Podcast 155: The Truth About IBS, Anxiety, and Effectiveness of the Low FODMAP “Diet” with Kate Scarlata, RDN
A diagnosis of IBS can be a real pain in the a**! Seriously, IBS impacts 25-45 million people in the U.S. alone. Today’s guest, bestselling author and gut health dietitian Kate Scarlata, explains why you shouldn’t rely on random food elimination for your IBS and she shares what to do instead.
Air Date: August 2020
Podcast 145: Coping with Anxiety During COVID-19
My guest is Lara Loverro, a health coach, certified intuitive eating counselor, and she’s a professional mentee of mine. Importantly, Lara is a resident of New York and her mother is COVID-19 positive (over two weeks on a ventilator). Her teen son is struggling with anxiety related to the trauma. Lara shares how she and her family are coping and her recommendations for coping with anxiety.
Air Date: April 2020
Podcast 144: Resilience Practices for Anxiety and Body Shame During COVID-19 with Nicola Haggett
Practicing Body Kindness during COVID-19 is all about resilience skills as we navigate this collective trauma. While some people are finding “humor” in memes or chats about social distancing-related weight gain or the supposed “quarantine 15,” these messages are fatphobic and harmful to people struggling with mental health and body image. Nicola Haggett and I share our ideas for setting boundaries, creating self-care plans, and well-being enhancement that can help you cope with fears.
Air Date: April 2020
Podcast 135: Take Meaningful ACTion toward change with Steven C. Hayes PhD author of A Liberated Mind
What if instead of trying to change negative thoughts, judgments, and feelings that come up when practicing Body Kindness, you learned to change how you relate to those thoughts and feelings instead? That’s exactly what we’re discussing in this week’s podcast with Steven C. Hayes, the creator of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and author of A Liberated Mind.
You’ll learn all about ACT and how it influenced the Body Kindness philosophy, as well as specific tools and skills you can use to pivot toward a better life and a better well-being by changing how you relate to your mind rather than getting deflated by your self-criticisms and judgments. I tried these skills in real-time during our chat, and I hope you’ll join me in trying them yourself.
Air Date: December 2019
Episode 118: BURNOUT Part 2 – Changing Your Relationship to Your “Madwoman in the Attic” with Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski
In part two of my series on Burnout, which is also the title of a new book by Emily and Amelia Nagoski, we’re discussing why you should stop fighting your “inner critic” (that voice in your head constantly shouting at you, judging you and shaming you). In reality, this “madwoman in the attic” is trying to tell you something valuable about who you are, which can be really helpful in moving forward from BURNOUT because you stop pretending to be who the world wants you to be.
Air Date: June 2019
Episode 117: How to recover from BURNOUT (Part 1) with Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski
Burnout is the stress resilience book I’m recommending to friends and clients from now on. This two-part podcast series with Emily and Amelia Nagoski will explain why. We all have stress, but we aren’t all completing the stress cycle, which can have real health consequences. Learn about “human giver syndrome” and why the opposite is not “taker syndrome”— which is what I used to think. Find out how the patriarchy… ughhhh plays a role in women’s burnout.
Air Date: May 2019
Episode 113: Learn & Grow Part 9 – The Upside of Stress (and Emotional Eating)
Stress has a function and so does emotional eating. How you relate to stress and frame your views of emotional eating can make all the difference in how you feel about your body. In this powerful Learn and Grow episode, you’ll learn why Bernie needed to stop restricting in order to realize that it would help cut back his stress eating even when his life stress continued to rise.
Air Date: April 2019
Episode 109: Under Pressure – How Anxiety Shows Up for Today’s Teen Girls and How Parents Can Help with Lisa Damour, PhD
I’m talking about anxiety and girls with Dr. Lisa Damour, author of the new book: Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. We discuss what’s normal and actually beneficial for teen girls when it comes to stress and anxiety, when you should worry, as well as the options available for talking with girls and young women to reduce their stress and anxiety on everything from embracing their bodies, dating to setting boundaries.
Air Date: February 2019
Episode 82: Practicing Body Kindness with the Loving-Kindness Meditation
In this solo episode I share how mindfulness and mindful eating connect to the practice of Body Kindness.
I also read an excerpt from Body Kindness where I describe why meditation is so important (even when it’s hard).
I close by guiding you through one round of my favorite — The Loving Kindness meditation.
Air Date: May 2018