Are you afraid to have Oreos (or your favorite cookie or treat) in your home because you’ll eat the whole package?
Do you wonder if you have a food addiction because you’re so out of control around foods with sugar or white flour?
In this solo episode, Tara explores three reasons why certain foods seem to have power over you. And more importantly, what you can do to claim your power back so you can feel confident and peaceful around all foods all of the time.
Mary Wagstaff, holistic alcohol coach, came to a point when alcohol was getting in her way of living the life she was meant to live. Since she’s let go of alcohol, everything has soared for her.
On the podcast, we talked about the practices that allowed Mary to align with her true self without alcohol and food restriction; Embracing feminine energy, connecting with the earth, practicing daily rituals, and honoring the flow of cycles.
Learn more about Mary at www.marywagstaffcoach.com
Mary is podcast host of Stop Drinking and Start Living.
Mary interviewed me on her podcast. Here is the episode.
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There came a point when Tiffany North was afraid to eat. An autoimmune condition that she was trying to treat with her diet and her training as a health coach led her down a road of Orthorexia.
Orthorexia, though not officially recognized as an eating disorder, is an extremely rigid way of eating that’s generally motivated for health reasons.
Intuitive Eating helped Tiffany move past her rigid and extreme patterns of eating so she could restore trust in her body. On the podcast, Tiffany shares her story.
Tiffany is also the creator of the unique and insightful Food Attachment Model, which allows people to understand their patterns with food by considering some factors like anxiousness, control, connection, and trust.
Learn more about Tiffany and take Your Food Attachment Model quiz here.
On the podcast, Ellie Lane, Life Coach and Clinical Social Worker, and I talked about our patterns that keep us stuck in certain areas of our life and what are the fears that keep them in place. Ellie shares the powerful practice of taking tiny steps and showing your brain that it can win at change.
We talked about how the “shoulds” in life keep us in black or white thinking. For example, if someone believes they shouldn’t be eating sugar, they will either be staying 100% away from sugar or be eating more sugar than what feels good. The “shoulds” create an on and off switch.
Establishing boundaries is so important to letting go of the “shoulds”, allowing our true expression to emerge and to align to our personal values.
You’re going to love this conversation!
Learn more about Ellie Lane here.
Eric Klein, leadership coach, meditation teacher, ordained Kriya yoga priest, and co-founder of Wisdom Heart, witnessed struggles with food at a young age when we watched his beloved aunt diet on Weight Watchers. She always described her days as either “good” or “bad” based on what she had eaten or not eaten that day.
On the podcast, Eric and I talked about why we often neglect our inner guidance around food and how to create more freedom by being fully present to our unique experience. Meditation and mindfulness are ways we can be in our bodies without judgment.
We also talked about how important it is to:Recognize the wholeness that already exists within us and acknowledge the unmet needs that we are seeking to fill. Redefining discipline as being a disciple to our inner wisdom, which requires courage and commitment. Notice how our conflicts and old patterns are often an opportunity to take our awareness practices deeper with greater compassion.
Learn more about Eric at https://www.wisdomheart.com/ and take the 7 Days of Clarity course that will help you still the mind, awaken the heart, and live with wisdom.
In this episode, Clara Moisello shares her journey from struggling with food and dieting and working in a challenging professional environment in science research to coaching people in Nonviolent Communication and body positivity.
Clara shares the pivotal moment when she realized that dieting and the pursuit of weight loss wasn’t something she could do for the rest of her life. Her preoccupation with food and the scale was causing her anxiety and stress, which wasn’t improving her health.
Clara explains what Nonviolent Communication is and how it can support everyone in bringing more compassion and acceptance in our lives.
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Learn more about Clara here.
On the podcast, Jo Miller and I talk about trauma and some of the paths Jo uses with her clients. Jo specializes in Sound, Deep Listening, Somatic Therapy, Shadow Work and Embodiment Facilitation in her practice.
Jo offered some amazing insights, including:
We can experience trauma on three levels; societal, community and personal.
We don’t need to become whole, our wholeness is always present.
We find and explore pockets of safety in the body and nourish them.
Syncing with the rhythms of nature for healing helps us let go of our need to control.
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Jo is offering a Focalization Training for practitioners starting May 9th. Learn more here.
Learn more about Jo here.
Gigi Bisong has learned a powerful lesson on her journey as a speaker, storyteller and coach; to embrace her whole self. Instead of trying to fix parts of herself she didn’t like, she has learned to embrace them.
Gigi shares how she integrates her inner voice, by allowing it space to emerge in her body. As a result, she now recognizes her inner voice as a brilliant guide and a source of wisdom within her.
Gigi shares the origins of her Embodied Allyship program and why it’s so important to incorporate spirituality into her teachings.
We also talked about shame being the core reason why women are dissatisfied with their bodies.
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Gigi is hosting the When the Women are Well virtual retreat May 14- 16th, 2021.
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Learn more about Gigi here- https://www.gigibisong.com/
Janet Farnsworth, body empowerment coach and shame buster, helps women become best friends with their bodies.
On the podcast, we talk about the experience of feeling separate as one of the reasons why 97% of women are dissatisfied with their bodies.
Janet offers some powerful tools for re-establishing a connection to our bodies, our emotions, and ultimately ourselves.
As a gift, Janet is offering free copies of her books “Your Body is Your SuperPower: How to Live a Life of Confidence, Clarity and Joy” and “Love Your Body: The Guide to Stop Making Your Body a Battleground”.
After thirty years supporting hundreds of women heal body trauma - including sexual assault, addiction, disability prejudice, and eating disorders, Janet shares the secrets not just to connect to the body, but also how to use the body as your most powerful asset.
Janet is the founder and CEO of the movement-therapy practice The Practice of Now: Let Love Move You.
Learn more about Janet here.
As a fellow Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Maria Scrimenti knows the journey from restricting food and over-exercising to feeling at peace with food and being comfortable in her own skin.
On the podcast, Maria shares her journey of coaching mom’s how to lose weight and noticed that no matter how hard they tried, how religiously they dieted, and how dedicated they were to their work-outs, they still weren’t happy in their bodies. She knew something was wrong.
That’s where Intuitive Eating woke her up to diet culture, fatphobia, and weight stigma. By confronting her own fear of fat, she learned how to let go of dieting so she can love and accept her body. Maria loves to use her education in counseling when coaching her clients to feel free around food.
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There was a pivotal moment when Elizabeth Hall was ready to choose intuitive eating or “doubling down” by being more diligent and knowledgeable with her food choices.
She realized that she needed to leave the old paradigm of straining, stressing, and striving in life and around food and practice acceptance and compassion.
On the podcast, we also talked about the power of a daily ritual, how meditation gives us much-needed space, and how our spiritual journey always starts with acceptance.
Learn more about Elizabeth and the programs she’s offering at ElizabethHallCoaching.com.
Carmell Clark, Transformational Coach, shares how she continues to practice how to be trustworthy with herself, again and again. It starts with radical self-acceptance.
On the podcast, Carmell shares her own stories around the choices she’s made in religion, around food, and healing her body.
Learn more about Carmell here.Carmell's well-known Wake-up Call Online Interactive Workshop 7-day Self-Acceptance Meditation Challenge with Carmell
Shailaja knows what doesn’t work; letting others convince us to follow their way of doing things. This left her exhausted and stressed. Her shoulders were so sore and tense.
Now, Shailaja offers powerful advice to her clients: stop comparing yourself to others, don’t expect a quick fix or immediate results, and have faith that you are exactly where you need to be.
Shailaja shared the story of how the practice of listening and observing helped her to overcome depression and bipolar disorder twenty years ago. Now, she has an internal practice that helps her thrive in her body and her business.
Learn more about Shailaja here- https://shailajav.com/
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Each of us has an inner wisdom, which is where our own definition of success and our own internal compass comes from.
On the podcast, Kim Marie, Business Leader and Transformational Coach, and I discuss why it’s so hard to connect with our inner wisdom, why chaos and darkness in our life is so necessary for creation and stepping into the unknown, and how asking ourselves “what do I really want?” takes so much courage and is a necessary step to live a powerful life.
Learn more about Kim and check out her upcoming programs:
Kim’s Becoming Effective program
Dr. Carmel Finnan knows the power of a story. They don’t have to be epic, but instead, are a tool in which we can get to know ourselves and own our transformation.
Carmel and I talk about the importance of self-trust and how we create alignment within ourselves.
Carmel also shares that recognizing the extraordinary in the ordinary is where the real transformation is revealed.
Learn more about Carmel at the Story Dialogue here.
Alissa Rumsey is shouting from the rooftops that there is another way to nourish ourselves and value our bodies. As a registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, and certified intuitive eating counselor, she’s guiding people to divest from diet culture, the messages that tell us we need to have a thin body to be valued in the world.
In this conversation, we talk about teen dieting, why people put their life on hold because of their body size, perfectionism, social justice and the need for community especially among those in marginalized bodies.
Alissa’s new book Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace With Food and Transform Your Life will be available on February 9th! Buy it here.
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The first thing Cynthia Hauk does before leading busy women through Creative Mindful Art activities is a body scan. She knows that the sensations in our bodies are worth exploring and expressing.
On the podcast, Cynthia shares how Mindful Art is all about the process and what happens when there is a safe container and room for making space for our own experiences and emotions. We talk about grief and expressing the many layers of emotions that came along with it.
Find Cynthia's creative offerings here.
Link to Cynthia's FREE meditative watercolor doodling book.
Chantal Roche lives, breathes and inspires hope in every person she connects with. In her role as the Diversity and Inclusion Manager for the United States Tennis Association of New England, she’s working tirelessly to fulfill the USTA’s mission: To make tennis look like America.
Changing the ethos of tennis is no small feat, and the USTA is up for the challenge by offering tennis to a variety of socio-economic communities, including more people of color and welcoming all abilities onto the tennis courts.
Chantal offers advice on combating racism and creating real social change: 1. Talk openly to friends and family about racism and acknowledge why incidences are wrong. 2. Seek out the diversity and inclusion manager at your place of employment and ask what changes are being made. 3. Check in with your BIPOC friends after incidents like what happened at the Capitol. 4. Look within and educate yourself around the history of BIPOC oppression and racism.
The National Junior Tennis and Learning network supports over 250 nonprofits to bring tennis to over 160,000 under-resourced youths each year. You can learn more and support NJTL here.
Connect with Chantal on Linked In.
In what seems like a different lifetime, Iris Higgins was a weight loss coach for a large commercial weight loss program. While eating less than 1,500 calories a day, she was coaching women to lose weight and also bingeing regularly.
One day, she had a thought that changed everything. She decided that she would rather gain weight than be obsessed with food for the rest of my life.
Eventually, when it came to her body, Iris realized that “this is who I’m going through life with, we might as well be best friends.”
Iris and I also talked about the incident on Capitol Hill and how to navigate situations of violence and racial injustice, we need to come from a grounded and centered place. We talked about fat phobia, raising our children to be intuitive and mindful eaters (even with food sensitivities), and Iris’ upcoming nourishing bodies program.
Iris Higgins, MA, Cht, has been providing coaching and hypnotherapy for womxn for the past 10+ years. Her mission is to help others unlearn old, limiting stories, and create and live out new ones that make personal wellbeing and happiness a priority.
She specializes in working with entrepreneurs facing burnout, parents of transgender and gender diverse kids, and individuals with chronic illness.
You can download her free 10 minute guided meditation to help you prioritize your to-do list at www.irishiggins.com.
The moment that Tracey Miller started to notice how food made her body feel, and how food impacted her thoughts and her emotions was the moment her life began to change.
Before that, she just wanted her health problems to go away with a quick fix. Her health journey helped her discover how important it is to understand ourselves so we can be compassionate and courageous when honoring our bodies and our vitality.
Join Tracey and a panel of expert speakers on Cultivating Wellness from Within, a virtual women’s retreat on January 9th and 10th. This is a forum, a space for conversation, and an invitation for dialogue on self-awareness, self-trust, and self-love.
Check out the Women's Wellness Exchange, the first national business directory for women in wellness.
Learn more about Tracey here and check out her book “This is Me” https://traceymiller.co/