The idea of feeling confident and happy with our body often feels like a luxury for the super fit and thin. It holds us back from doing things that we love, from trying new things and from feeling worthy of the most important thing in the world, unconditional love and belonging. Our negative relationship with our body trickles into every facet of our life and ends up sabotaging hopes and dreams before they even have a chance to begin. We squash our own joy because of what we
Meredith Noble from Made on a Generous Plan is here with me today. Meredith is a Food and Body Peace Coach for Plus-Size People and is here to chat with us today a little about her story, diet culture, how it gets its hooks in us (and highjacks our life), how we can start to recognize it and live our life for ourselves not for the sake of changing or trying to control the size and shape of our body. We chat about tuning into your inner voice, quieting the noise out there that
What a joy! I had such a fabulous time today chatting with Melissa about how dieting and diet culture requires us to abandon pieces of ourselves in order to perform or strive for impossible cultural standards of beauty, thinness and health. Melissa is a speaker, writer, and educator. Her work encourages people to make the connection between our culture's oppressive beauty standards and our personal struggle with self-acceptance. She has written extensively on diet culture and
Your mid-week 'paws' from diet culture. Chatting about living a life outside of diet culture and how to get there with insight from wonderful humans, guided by the nine core elements of a Body Trust® practice. Sam from SamanthaLynn Wellness is here with me today chatting about weight-neutral self-care and how to step out of body shaming and into caring for yourself in compassionate, kind, and flexible ways to support your own definition of wellbeing. One of my favourite momen
I am beyond excited!! I have just launched this project I have been working on called, "The Hump Day Hiatus". This interview series is going to take place most Wednesdays (cause you know, sometimes life happens) for the next nine months starting August 8th! Let us be your mid-week 'paws' from the shitty way Diet Culture often makes us feel about ourselves and our bodies. Why nine months you say?! Well, a Body Trust® practice has nine core elements and so over the course of th
Well, we made it! It's February and most of the intense dieting madness has passed, until bikini season that is, and I find myself reflecting on some difficult conversations that I have had recently. Why is it that we feel it is our responsibility to control the shape and size of our body? When did you learn that it wasn't ok to let your body move, grow, be and change in the ways it does naturally? When did you learn that you had to keep it a certain way or alter it and why?