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Description: On the Listen to Your Body Podcast, we explore the intersection of body, mind, and soul health and help you reclaim your abilities to eat and move more intuitively, listen to your body, and trust yourself more deeply. Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and strength coach Steph Gaudreau hosts this mix of expert guest interviews and solo chats that will help you deepen your trust with food, movement, and your body. You’ll hear about Intuitive Eating, nutritional therapy, and how they can overlap to move you toward authentic health; developing a more intuitive body movement practice; mindset and mental health; building body acceptance, body neutrality, and positive body image; working with emotions and emotional health; and how to support spiritual well-being.
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We are in a rapidly changing world right now, and I have noticed a lot of self-judgment being perpetuated as we all rush to adapt to this ‘new normal’. During times of stress and change, it is common to look to our bodies and our nutrition as something that we can control, and we shame ourselves when we may not get it right. It Is Time To Honor Your Feelings & Emotions During This Crazy Time This episode is all about cultivating some self-compassion and human connection during these uncertain times. Instead of shaming yourself into being productive, I want you to ask yourself what is it that will nourish you most right now? Whether the answer is sitting on the couch and watching Netflix or taking advantage of your ability to move your body, it is all okay, and nothing to feel bad about. Self-compassion is one of the three main pillars of body acceptance and intuitive eating, and it is only by being non-judgemental, treating yourself and others with loving care and implementing some mindfulness that you can find the peace you are craving.  It is time to honor your feelings and emotions during this crazy time and recognize that you are not alone. We are all in this together, learning as we go and adapting to an ever-changing situation. Are you ready to focus on what your body needs most right now? Share how you are handling this pandemic with us in the comments on the episode page.   In This Episode Why you shouldn’t shame yourself into finding a sense of normalcy (7:40) How to adjust the way you use movement during this period of quarantine (12:47) Tips for figuring out what is going to nourish your body and avoiding shame (16:33) The three main parts of self-compassion and how to work towards mastery (18:31) What you can do to foster a shared sense of human connection and empathy (23:20)   Quotes “I think there is a really important difference between cultivating some sense of normalcy in these times, versus getting really judge-y with ourselves for not being able to stick to what’s normal.” (7:31) “If your situation has changed, even a little bit… it still takes some adjustment, it takes time and space oftentimes, to adjust. And that’s okay.” (11:09) “Know that in these times, when things are uncertain and you feel a lack of control in other areas, its oftentimes a common response.” (14:16) “We just have to ride the wave, it will pass. But you are in a transitional state right now, and this is where self-compassion comes in.” (15:42) “I can’t even begin to tell you how much empathy towards others and self-compassion right now are the two pieces that we really need. We can’t only take care of ourselves here, we can’t only be self-centered because then we lose the greater sense of our shared humanity.” (23:53)   Links Get A Free Month of Dumbell Workouts Here HTK 188: What is Nutritional Therapy?  Join the Core 4 Club on Facebook Self-Compassion by Kristen Neff Nutritional Therapy Association Listen To Your Body Podcast is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s March class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
Anxiety is something that many people, especially those of us who are highly sensitive people, deal with often. Usually the same combination of relaxation techniques, therapy and mediation are portrayed as the only options, but there is another way. Dr. Sara DeFrancesco is a root cause naturopathic doctor who helps people discover their root causes so they can reclaim their power, rebuild their health, and make their future years the most fulfilling of their life. Understand The Interconnectedness Of Your Body Today Dr. Sara is here to talk about everything anxiety and HSP related and provide you with tools to approach anxiety from a multifactorial point of view. Even if you don’t identify as a highly sensitive person, Dr. Sara is a wealth of knowledge with a unique perspective that brings to light everything anxiety related. Everything from your gut to your diet and stress levels can play a role in your anxiety, and with Dr. Sara’s help you can start to understand the interconnectedness of your body and get to the root cause of the problem  If you don’t know what to do about your anxiety but want to avoid the victim mentality that is perpetuated in our society, Dr. Sara’s tips will help you thrive despite your anxiety and honor your unique neurology to move forward and utilize tools that help you feel your best. By taking the stigma out of anxiety and providing yourself with the knowledge you need to understand your body you can begin to thrive on a day to day basis.  Anxiety is not a genetic lottery, and there are things that you can do to reduce your symptoms and create a healthier brain environment. Are you ready to take back control of your body through Dr. Sara’s easy to implement lifestyle tips? Share your thoughts with us in the comments on the episode page.   In This Episode The biggest issues causing anxiety and other chronic inflammatory conditions (11:50) How to stop reinforcing negativity and practice new thoughts and actions (19:02) What you can do to feel more grounded and do the things you love (23:50) Tips for thriving as a highly sensitive person while honoring the neurotype (26:10) Ways you can support your body and build yourself a foundation of health (28:42)   Quotes “You can really change your tendency towards anxiety by addressing some of the imbalances that are going on in the body and brain. And that really negates any tendency towards anxiety that you may have in your genetic blueprint.” (8:01) “There are so many women who they feel like a failure, but really this limitation of options is what’s failing them.” (11:47) “It is okay to feel bad and take the time to grieve something that is frustrating for you, but it is a disservice to yourself to stay in that place.” (15:23) “Knowing that you are an HSP should be like you just got your cape for your superhero costume.” (26:48) “Of course we need to have healthy neurotransmitters, but the key to having healthy neurotransmitters is really having that rock-solid foundation of digestion, lowering inflammation, making sure we have the right nutrients, making sure we have enough protein, and really managing our stress.” (32:26)   Links Follow Dr. Sara on Instagram Dr. Sara DeFrancesco Website Highly Sensitive Person Quiz Nutritional Therapy Association Listen To Your Body Podcast is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s March class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
Evelyn Tribole is a legend in the intuitive eating world, having co-authored and co-created Intuitive Eating with Elyse Resch in 1995. The book is now in its 4th edition and is the perfect guidebook when looking to embrace an anti-diet approach and heal your relationship with food. How To Embrace Intuitive Eating  A registered dietitian and expert in unraveling intuitive eating, body acceptance and body neutrality, Evelyn is here today to answer some of your most burning listener questions and provide insight into the important world of nutrition and intuitive eating.  Today we are breaking down everything from the real implications of diet culture and body lineage, how to embrace intuitive eating when on a specific healing protocol or healing from food addiction, ways to accept your body even if you don’t feel great at your current size, and so much more.  Evelyn literally wrote the book on intuitive eating and Is determined to put an end to unnecessary suffering by creating a global village tasked with dismantling diet culture and cultivating respect for all bodies, including your own.  With the right mindset and tools, intuitive eating is easy to incorporate into whatever you are doing right now, and can foster a sense of intuition, emotional and rational thinking so that you can make the best decision for your body.  Are you ready to apply Evelyns practical tips so that you can start to support, accept and love your body? Share the role intuitive eating plays in your journey with us in the comments section on the episode page.    In This Episode Ways to implement intuitive eating when following a specific healing protocol (10:15) Tips for listening to your body and trusting yourself when surrounded by hyper-palatable food (14:14) The real implications and risks of diet culture and how to embrace self-compassion (26:30) First steps that you can take to start deconstructing body lineage for your family (35:20) How to reconnect and remind yourself to tune into your body as a form of self-care (38:00)   Quotes “When you think about intuitive eating, there are 10 principles as you know, and the 10th is ‘own your health with gentle nutrition’. So medical nutrition therapy actually works really beautifully in there, but in order for that to work impactfully, it really needs to be facilitated by someone who has been trained in both the intuitive eating model and also in the medical nutrition therapy.” (11:14) “The good thing about intuitive eating, its an inner dynamic model with 10 principles, and it’s not just being connected with how things sound and feel in your body, we can use our wise mind.” (18:59)“Every time you honor hunger, you are rebuilding trust, you are rebuilding your relationship with food and it happens over and over and over again.” (24:48) “This is about accepting your humanity, that just being a human being, your body is your home for the rest of your life, and no matter the size, shape, gender or race of your body, your abilities and so on, your sexuality, we all are worthy of dignity and respect.” (31:55) “Were all human, and this is not about intellect, it is about connecting.” (38:13)   Links Intuitive Eating, 4th Edition: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food Follow Evelyn on Instagram  Intuitive Eating Website Evelyn Tribole Website Join the Listen To Your Body Newsletter HTK 188: What Is Nutritional Therapy?  Nutritional Therapy Association Listen To Your Body Podcast is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s March class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
Often we are so disconnected from our bodies that we wait for someone else to tell us what we should be doing rather than discerning what is right for us on our own. Maida Ference has her own unique relationship with food, body image and nutrition and is here today to address the cause and effect of what you are eating and how it impacts how you show up in the world. Dismiss Expectations & Highlight The Importance Of Forgiveness The owner of Nuanced Nutrition and fellow nutritional therapy practitioner, Maida has experienced the implications of being in a larger size body and a straighter size body and is here today to share her experience with you. Over the course of the last seven years, Maida has been able to figure out the right way to eat for her body and is passionate about creating a space where people are able to share openly and vulnerably.  Whether you are in a larger body or a smaller body, Maida is here to dismiss expectations and highlight the importance of forgiveness in the relationship between you and your body. Our mindset, history and life experiences all impact our food consumption, and it is only by accepting that you can do anything you want in the body that you have right now that you can start to believe all that you are capable of.  Have you subconsciously linked your self-worth or ability to connect with the size of your body? Share what you relate to most about Maida’s journey of self-discovery and body acceptance with us in the comments section of the episode page.   In This Episode How to get into your body and discern what is truly the right fit for you (8:35) Addressing the implications of being in a larger size or straighter size body (12:10) Tips for finding connection and joy within your body at any size or state (18:40) What it is like to undergo surgery that alters your outward bodily appearance (21:42) How to navigate a changing body without it becoming a ‘before and after’ (24:30) The role of sobriety and embracing a 12 step program in your food journey (29:20)   Quotes “We can sit there and argue all day long about the right way to do something, but if we are not asking each other ‘why do you believe that?’ or ‘what is your experience of that?’ then we are missing out.” (10:18) “I started to recognize the cause and effect of what I was eating and how it impacted how I walked through the world, how I was able to show up.” (17:05) “You can do anything in the body you have right now, you don’t have to fit into someone else’s framework of what that is supposed to look like.” (19:16) “You can experience the freedom and the joy and the connection that I have experienced in the past 7 years, without your body changing on the outside.” (27:16) “I didn’t realize how much I lied to myself and how that impacted and how much it was driven by fear, and doing that work allows me to be completely rigorously humbly honest and to know that there is a reason.” (33:18)   Links Nuanced Nutrition Website Follow Nuanced Nutrition on Facebook | Instagram LTYB 272: Introducing The Listen To Your Body Podcast HTK 188: What is Nutritional Therapy? Nutritional Therapy Association Join The Core 4 Facebook Club Here Listen To Your Body Podcast is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s March class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
There is a huge difference between blaming diet culture and blaming the dieter who participates in that culture. Naomi Katz is a body image and self-trust coach who is here today to break down some of the nuance and questions you may have surrounding diet culture and help you stop victim-blaming. Ways To Address Diet Culture Scrutinizing individuals who partake in diet culture instead of recognizing the systematic and cultural factors at play in this issue is an easy mistake to make, but it can have severe repercussions for those around you. Today Naomi is here to promote body diversity, give you tips for getting out of the diet culture yourself, and provide you with ways to address diet culture with those you love who are still engrained in the culture with empathy.  It is so important to support individuals at various points of their health journey even if it means they are still participating in diet culture. By seeking out information about what diet culture really is, you can create an opportunity of connection so that you and those you love can start making body autonomous decisions.  Instead of playing into body hierarchy it is time to step up for autonomy over everything and move forward with the intentions you inherently want for yourself and those you love. If you want to remain critical and conversational around diet culture while also holding dieters and people who chose that lifestyle in respect and empathy, you can’t miss this episode.   What role has diet culture and body autonomy played in your view of self-worth and relationships with others? Share your experience with us in the comments on the episode page.   In This Episode How you can hold the individual in a place of respect in regards to diet culture (12:40) Tips for supporting individuals at various points of their diet culture journey (17:50) Ways to move from diet culture into a space of making body autonomy choices (19:38) Helpful methods to help those you love who are embedded in diet culture (23:03) Practices to help keep the lines of communication open around anti-diet culture (30:10)   Quotes “When we’re talking about anti-diet spaces, we’re not really talking about anti-dieter spaces so much as we are talking about anti-diet culture spaces.” (13:14) “Blaming dieters, acting in an anti-dieter way, is very much like a victim-blaming the situation, and obviously none of us want to be participating in that. Sometimes it’s helpful to look at anti-diet culture as being pro a lot of other things.” (17:45) “I think one the best ways to begin opting out of diet culture is to become hyper-aware of where it is popping up in your life and to curate your feed, curate your life kind of situation.” (20:53) “I think its important to look back at where we were, where we came from, and how long it may have taken us to find our way out. Because opting out of diet culture is not a simple thing, it takes work and it is a process.” (24:40) “We are not blaming dieters here, we are blaming the culture for all of this stuff. And it is important for us to draw boundaries and draw differences between what is individual and autonomous behavior, and behavior that actually out worldly upholds the culture and may harm other people.” (31:22)   Links Happy Shapes Website Follow Naomi on Instagram LTYB 272: Steph Gaudreau  Join the Listen To Your Body Newsletter Nutritional Therapy Association Join The Core 4 Facebook Club Here Listen To Your Body Podcast is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s March class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
The next evolution of Harder to Kill Radio is here and with a brand new name. Today’s episode is all about diving into the reasons behind the change and what you can continue to expect from the Listen To Your Body Podcast. Hear Your Body Signals & Trust Yourself More Deeply There have been some major changes to my business and mindset since the start of this show, and I want to take you along on the journey with me. My goal is to continue to introduce you to expert guests and my own personal opinions so that you can reclaim your abilities to eat and move more intuitively, hear your body signals and trust yourself more deeply. Through the intersection of body, mind and soul health, true healing and an intuitive way of life are possible, and I am so happy that you are with me on this ride. I want to encourage you to develop your own intuition, align your energy with what you are truly connected to, and help you listen to your body.  What do you think of our new name and mission? Head on over to the episode page and share your thoughts with me in the comments on the episode page.    In This Episode Learn about the backstory behind the change of the title of this podcast (2:44) Why I want to focus on intuitive eating, self-compassion, and mindset (7:35) The importance of aligning our energy with what you feel connected too (8:15) Reasons why I decided to change the name to Listen To Your Body (13:20) What you can expect to learn more about with this new rebranding (15:02)   Quotes “I began to feel a growing disconnect with the name. Recently in the last few months, I have been in an incredible coaching program, I have been getting coached around things like energy and energetics. And what started to become clear to me was the podcast as its own entity and its own energy and myself as I was continuing to grow and shift and diverge into this slightly different direction, our energies weren’t matching up anymore.” (8:36) “Even though I know very instinctively and intuitively that it is the next thing for me to do, there is still always this battle.” (10:36) “Were working toward a more peaceful way of being in our bodies, whether that is incorporating intuition more, it’s moving toward intuitive eating, moving our bodies more intuitively, moving our bodies for the joy of moving our bodies, incorporating things like spiritual curiosity, what does that mean and how does it factor into our mind body and our mind-body connection, meditation, all sorts of things.” (14:51) “You’re still going to hear things that are related to food and movement and mindset, but the energy, the intention, is different, it’s shifting. And I feel so excited about it and I can’t wait to share it with you.” (20:30)   Links Order Core 4 The Book Here Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
Histamine intolerance is something that impacts so many, yet few know the true impact it is having on their health. Dr. Becky Campbell is not just your typical functional medicine practitioner, after healing her own slew of health-related issues thanks to a practitioner that truly listened to her story, Dr. Becky decided that it was her purpose to help other women avoid the same struggles that she did. The Hidden Root Causes Behind Your Experiences The symptoms of histamine intolerance can be all over the board, which is why it is so important to educate yourself so that you can evaluate if it may play a role in the hidden root causes behind your experiences. Everything from your cooking habits to your stress can impact your histamine tolerance levels, and Dr. Becky is here to provide you will all the information you need to make smart histamine decisions.  If you are curious about the connection between histamines, your symptoms, menstrual cycle, and more, this is the episode for you. By addressing your underlying issues and putting the protocols Dr. Becky provides you into place, it is possible to overcome your histamine obstacles and start to feel better through simple lifestyle solutions.  Are you ready to get to the root causes of your symptoms and stop being afraid of food? Let us know which of Dr. Becky’s tips were your favorite in the comments section on the episode page.   In This Episode Gain an understanding of what histamine is and the role it plays in your body (4:16) Common symptoms to help you navigate a possible histamine intolerance (6:40) The difference between mast cell activation syndrome and histamine intolerance (9:02) Learn how slow cooking can impact your histamine tolerance and nutrition (26:02) What to do once you start to overcome your histamine intolerance symptoms (32:55)   Quotes “There are histamine receptors all over the body, and that’s why the symptoms are so widespread, and that is what can make this very hard to diagnosis.” (6:53) “The reason I wrote this book is because this is overwhelming. And I have the type of brain that I work like I am very good at showing people how to make things basic, and not overwhelming. So I wanted to put it all into a manual, just do this and you will get better. And it does work! (13:35) “Once you kind of go through the steps of emptying your bucket, I want you to start visualizing certain foods being good for you, and not being afraid that they are going to hurt you still if they are not going to.” (17:49) “It can be really, really effective, you just have to really get to the source of what is going on.” (31:40) “You have to understand that the food was doing what it was doing because your body wasn’t ready to handle the amount of histamine that food contained. But now your body is in a different state than it was at that time, and your body is ready for it.” (34:28)   Links The 4-Phase Histamine Reset Plan by Dr. Becky Campbell Dr. Becky Campbell Website Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram  HTK 203: Hypothyroidism with Dr. Becky Campbell Order Core 4 The Book Here Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
It seems that all anyone can talk about since last week’s Super Bowl is the halftime show performed by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. Everything from slut-shaming to diet culture has been brought up in conversation surrounding the event, and I am here today to lay down my two cents. Accepting People As Multidimensional Beings At the end of the day, there will be criticism no matter what. What truly matters is your ability to believe in yourself, think critically, and act in a way that empowers you. Instead of feeling shame surrounding what you do or do not do with your body, I want you to feel the confidence to create a space that feels right for you.  Before you place judgment on J.Lo and Shakira’s halftime show, I encourage you to get thinking and consider different angles other than your own before imposing your viewpoint on those who may be easily impressed. It is up to us to promote a culture of body acceptance without body discrimination, and that can only happen by accepting people as multidimensional beings.  Today I ask the questions necessary to help you navigate the space of having conversations with young women that empowers sexuality in a way that promotes respect from everyone, including yourself. Are you ready to join in on the discussion? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section on the episode page.    In This Episode How to acknowledge that you are more than just a body as a woman (10:50) Addressing the either-or paradigm of modesty to sluttiness in society (11:32) Why you can be an autonomous woman while still being a sexualized being (17:05) Comparing white male performance standards to that of this Superbowl (20:43) Tips for sitting with the things that make you uncomfortable before judging (27:14)   Quotes “There are all sorts of things about women and how they show up in the world and how we value women and their bodies, and the double standards that exist between different types of women and their bodies, between men and women in their bodies.” (5:55) “If they were completely covered in what is considered modest clothing, there would still be a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot of commentary about their bodies, how they showed up.” (9:29) “You can explore and express yourself through your clothes, how you actually show up in the world. But that is not the only thing that matters about you.” (15:53) “We want to teach them to have self-respect, but we also, I get the sense most people want to  let their kids be who they are.” (23:27)   Links Join The Harder To Kill Newsletter Here Join The Core 4 Facebook Club Here Nutritional Therapy Association Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s February class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
When it comes to our journey of body liberation there can be some boundaries, including the processing of emotions. Jess Demasi is a certified eating psychology coach, the founder of Wholly Healed and is passionate about helping people redefine health without diet culture. Today Jess is here to encourage you to give yourself permission to define what it is to be a woman in this life for you and only you. Create A Radical Sense Of Awareness This episode is all about unpacking some of the stigmas and privileges that we can all unknowingly carry, and taking a step back without judgment but instead with curiosity to keep asking yourself the hard questions when it comes to your relationship with your body.  Jess is on a mission to create a radical sense of awareness and help women unapologetically show up as who they are. Today is all about gaining skills to develop your own sense of liberation, whatever that may be for you, and removing judgment towards what you are feeling in a healthy way.   You are more than just your body, and it is through the separation of your identity and your body that you can deal with what is really going on internally and heal yourself from the inside out. By asking the hard questions and feeling where the healing needs to come from you can learn to care for yourself and become your own autonomous agent.  Are you ready to start on your path to liberation? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section on the episode page.   In This Episode Learn about the role of desirability privilege and desirability politics in our society (10:10) Deconstructing body autonomy and being aware of your own motivations (20:12) How to embrace your journey of liberation as an experience just for you (23:20)) Tips for living a liberated life and showing up as who you are unapologetically (26:05) Ways to use the RAIN acronym to process your emotions in a healthy way (28:42)   Quotes “Being thin and pretty as a woman should not be a pre-requisite for the value that we’re given, nor should it be a requirement for our existence.” (5:46) “Any time we have what we call the happiness destination paradox, where we imagine that our emotions, our internal world, would be different if our external world was different. That is when you have that chasm, and you are taking internal issues that should be worked on internally and you are projecting them onto your external appearance.” (15:07) “I am here to ask the questions to get you thinking, and then what you do with that is completely your responsibility.” (21:01) “All that I can ask for is a radical sense of awareness.” (22:23) “I don’t think that the world benefits from women who are living to please other people. I think that actually what we desperately need, for kindness and compassion and to solve the world’s problems, in our individual lives and in the larger aspect of the world, is women showing up in their completely whole, authentic selves.” (26:08)   Links Wholly Healed Website Follow Jess on Instagram Enroll in Steph’s Intuitive Eating Group Coaching Plan Here Emotions Wheel Nutritional Therapy Association Join The Core 4 Facebook Club Here Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s February class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
Building body respect is all about coming back to our default states, without the pressure of shame or negativity. It takes an unlearning of what society has tried to tell us matters about our bodies and becoming at peace with the fact that your body is just one small piece of who you are. Your Body Is One Small Piece Of Who You Are In this episode, I share with you five of the best ways that you can start to build body respect for yourself and for those around you. Instead of indulging in the shame game, you can start to learn body acceptance and listen to your intuition on a day to day basis with these simple and effective strategies.  Your body is not the most important thing about you, despite what diet culture and society says. By getting clear on the goodness that you have intrinsically, instead of placing a premium on our own bodies and others, you can embrace gratitude for your right here and now body.  Are you ready to start building body respect and get clear on who you are besides just a body? Join us on the episode page and let us know what steps you are taking to create body respect in the comments on the episode page.   In This Episode Understanding the difference between body positivity and body neutrality (10:37) Why you need to stop body checking and measuring yourself and others (16:10) Tips for shopping for clothes in a way that fits your here and now body (20:34) The importance of constant awareness when creating positive thoughts (23:50) How to create new habits and embrace gratitude for your body moving forward (25:20)   Quotes “We can be critical of the diet culture while having compassion for people who are moving through this process on their own.” (6:48) “Soon after we enter this world, we start to lose our own abilities as an intuitive eater, but that is our default state.” (9:02) “When you are faced every day with putting on the pair of whatever clothing item is not fitting your here and now body, for a lot of people this only kicks the day off with anxiety and the not good enough-ness” (19:27) “Your worth is not in the size of your body, it’s not. And I know that that is hard for a lot of us.” (21:36) “Who are you aside from just your body? Because I bet if you asked your five closest friends who love you to pieces and would do anything for you… I bet if you asked them what they appreciate and love about you the most, they are not going to say what the size of your body is.” (29:02)   Links HTK 266: How To Listen To Your Body HTK 252: Why It’s Important To Dress For Your Here and Now Body Nutritional Therapy Association Join The Core 4 Facebook Club Here Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s January class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
A few years ago I was introduced to intention setting, and it has changed the way I view my world. Setting an intention or a theme for your year can help you focus on being less frustrated with what you can’t figure out and more grateful for what is already in your life. In this episode, I am sharing my thoughts and intentions for my own journey in 2020 with you, and providing some insight into the full circle role meditation has played in this discovery.  Embracing The Softness & Finding Strength In Vulnerability Sometimes there is strength in the softness of surrendering and letting go of what is not working for you. This episode is dedicated to embracing that softness and finding strength in vulnerability. Do you have a theme for 2020? Share it with me in the comments on the episode page!   In This Episode The importance of intention and theme when setting yourself up for success (5:35) What to do if you are struggling with feeling burned out (7:50) Learn my 2020 theme and how I came to discover it (9:47) Explore what could happen if you give into surrendering (15:40) The role of meditation in reconnecting to the Universe (19:32)   Quotes “Quite a few years back now I think I decided to start setting intentions, and I think I first learned about this from Jen Sinkler, and it just really resonated with me. For whatever reason, that is what I was needing at that time in my life.” (7:26) “Over the past few years it has become really clear to me that strength sometimes is in the letting go, strength is oftentimes in the softness and the quiet times, and strength is multifactorial and multidimensional.” (12:38) “To me, I always thought surrendering meant giving up, giving in, quitting, and sometimes it does, and that’s okay!” (15:46) “The challenge to me is openness, and that to me is part of surrender.” (21:09)   Links Get Your Core 4 Companion Journal Here Steph Gaudreau Intuitive Eating Group Coaching Waitlist Nutritional Therapy Association HTK 258: Real Talk About Burnout HTK 181: Lynn Marie Morski HTK 264: Wellness’ing So Hard Join The Core 4 Facebook Club Here Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s January class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
We are all born as intuitive eaters, but through socialization and diet culture, we often drift away from the intuition that we hold from the beginning. I want to persuade you to get back to your true nature and increase your health-promoting behaviors through intuitive eating. Prime Yourself To Pay Attention To Your Signals Diet culture will have you believe that you should stay miserable even when you are not seeing the results you desire, just because it is familiar. Today is the day for you to challenge yourself, break out of that mold, and start building the capacity to listen to your body.  Instead of glorifying weight loss, it is time to prime yourself to pay attention to your signals of hunger and fullness and start to become more connected and aware of what your body is trying to tell you. How do you work to harness your intuition and embrace intuitive eating? Share your strategies with us in the comments on the episode page.   In This Episode How to listen to your body even if you aren’t currently on speaking terms (6:40) Why sometimes not all weight loss is good or a sign of improved health (9:35) The importance of healing your relationship with food and movement (12:00) Learn the difference between intuition, intuitive eating and interoceptive awareness (14:40) Explore the connection between your physical sensations and your emotions (19:50)   Quotes “I guess you could say that intuitive eating or intuitive nutrition and movement is kind of my jam.” (2:40) “Oftentimes you get to a point in your life where you realize that dieting as we know it, dieting for the pursuit of rapid weight loss and so on and so forth, is not working for you anymore.” (8:08) “Diet culture wants to present that it is harmless, in fact, it is what you should be doing, so lets address health-promoting behaviors instead.” (10:25) “Not only are physical sensations something that you can sense, but your feelings also create a sensation in your body.” (20:14)   Links Order The Core 4 Here Nutritional Therapy Association HTK 265: Dr. Jen Hosler Steph Gaudreau Intuitive Eating Group Coaching Waitlist Join The Core 4 Facebook Club Here Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s January class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
As a woman, Dr. Jen Hosler believes you need to be doing some sort of strength or resistance training. A doctor of physical therapy as well as a personal trainer, Dr. Jen helps women navigate the intersection between their bodies and the physical and mental benefits of strength training. Providing a unique perspective as a physical therapist existing in the world of body image, fitness, and diet culture, Dr. Jen is here to tell you to stop obsessing over being perfect and start finding what works for you. Overcome The Struggle Of Not Feeling Good After years of being fed wellness information centered around the perfect body and being obsessed with fat loss, Dr. Jen said enough is enough and started creating legitimate informational resources to help others take care of themselves. Now Dr. Jen works to help you build up your capacity, overcome the struggle of not feeling good in your body, and show up for yourself no matter what.  Strength and resistance training can help you feel comfortable in your own skin, achieve optimal bone density and build strength to challenge and heal your body. If you are new to the strength training world or are wanting to get back into the driver’s seat when it comes to your routine, Dr. Jen is the role model that you need to know about. Are you ready to honor your body with strength and resistance training exercises that keep things simple and feeling good? Share your thoughts about Dr. Jen’s episode in the comments on the episode page.   In This Episode Why you should stop blaming your body and start blaming the clothes (13:05) Beginner tips for integrating yourself into strength and resistance training (20:10) Breaking down the barbell as a tool for strength training and its limitations (31:35) How to build up your capacity through stress recovery and adaptation (41:30)  Understanding that your identity is more than your fitness persona and progress (52:15)   Quotes “Picking up the barbell and seeing how strong I was was the big catalyst for me personally, changing and realizing, ‘oh, my body is more than just an ornament for other people to enjoy’.” (10:41) “Whatever age you are now, let’s get a little bit of weight on your body, let’s get those bones built up a little bit. Because when you are 80, and a little misstep happens, you are going to be so thankful that you had a little load.” (19:51) “As a physical therapist and a healthcare provider, I will preach a message that I think every woman should try to get some sort of resistance training in because it is just too important for our bodies as they age not too.” (28:03) “If you can accomplish the same goal or task or purpose that you are trying to accomplish with a barbell but you are also at the risk of feeling in pain or uncomfortable, then let’s see if there is something else that maybe is another tool that can still help you accomplish that task but not wit the same risk or not the same discomfort.” (36:43) “It doesn’t matter where you are at in your life, there are different seasons in the way things are going to be prioritized, and you always can get back to it.” (51:25)   Links Dr. Jen Hosler Website Follow Dr. Jen Hosler on Instagram | Facebook Movement Upgraded Website Order The Core 4 Here Nutritional Therapy Association Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s January class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
Wellness'ing So Hard

Wellness'ing So Hard

2019-12-3126:19

The new year is often accompanied by self-judgment and ‘shoulds’ that make us feel horrible about ourselves. Instead of giving in to this global collective of exhaustion around wellness and the next diet trend, I invite you to embrace the new decade without the shame, blame and guilt cycle of societal standards. Pushing Yourself To Wellness Harder Isn't Moving Your Health Ahead You don’t have to get sucked into the crappy new year marketing of becoming a better you while making yourself miserable. Its time to stop feeling overwhelmed, confused or fed up with this pattern of expectations and energy focused around how you look instead of the intention you put into things.  Pushing yourself to wellness harder is not actually moving your health ahead if it is causing stress, anxiety, and shame. It all comes down to autonomy and listening to your internal voice of motivation, and this episode is all about providing you with the skills and mindset to do that. Are you ready to stop putting pressure on Jan 1 and do things your own way? Share your mindset going into the new year with us in the comments on the episode page.    In This Episode Addressing the overwhelm surrounding wellness and high sensitivity (10:30) How to make decisions and show up for yourself anywhere on the spectrum (13:40) Why stressing out over healthy choices or wellness is making you less healthy (17:50) Strategies for dealing with society’s ‘should’s’ and other things to watch out for (18:30) Things that you can do if you are feeling the pressure of wellness’ing harder (20:14)   Quotes “We get into these comparisons where we see other people doing things or we get that Jan 1 or whatever the significant date in the year is and we think ‘okay I am going to get my ass into gear’, which again is fine if it doesn’t cause you to lose your fucking mind over it, and that’s what I see happening very often” (9:52) “I sense very strongly this collective overwhelm and stress and exhaustion about wellness and its a double-edged sword.” (12:34) “Please stop running your life and putting that pressure on yourself. If it brings you joy and you absolutely love, that’s great.” (15:18) “Food is not just macronutrients or calories to optimize. And I get that that can be helpful for some people at some times in their lives, however… stressing out about healthy changes or stressing out about wellness is doing the exact opposite of what you are trying to achieve, it is making you less well.” (18:07) “Its autonomy, choice, freedom to make decisions, that’s what it really comes down to. So are you freely choosing this or are you doing it because somebody told you its the right way to do things?” (21:30)   Links HTK 156: Sensitive HTK 206: Energy Tips for Empaths Intuitive Eating Group Coaching Waitlist Small Steps Podcast with Steph Gaudreau and Amiee Suen Join the Core 4 Facebook Club Order The Core 4 Here Nutritional Therapy Association Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s December class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
We are coming to the end of 2019, and who wouldn’t want to start the new decade pain-free and better functioning? Friend and trainer AJ Evans joins my husband Craig Zielinski and I on this special 3-way live show to provide a double dose of banter and information surrounding getting pain free in your everyday life. Bridging The Gap Between Healthcare & Wellbeing Passionate about bridging the gap between healthcare and wellbeing, AJ is here to give an insider look into his life in athletic training and sports medicine rehab and discuss our common shared passion of helping people learn how to help themselves.  Everything from the role of technology in our modern version of communication to the effects of recovering your muscles post-workout and why you need to move your toes are on the table today for this fun and information filled chat amongst friends. If you are looking to avoid the common mindfulness and introspective mistakes people make at the gym, want to become more aware of your feet or want to stop being mad at your body, this is the episode for you. What are your feelings around finding the silver lining in your pain and wearing crew socks with sandals? Share your thoughts on today’s episode in the comments on the episode page!   In This Episode Why you can’t be mad at your body if it is broken because you used it (20:37) Considerations for you to add into your daily movement routine (21:15) Specific exercises to help you avoid common mistakes and rehab your body (27:35) Addressing all things feet and the stigma surrounding wearing shoes at the gym (28:50) Learn why your high heels might be giving you bad posture and a pooch (44:10)   Quotes “People see these injuries and they are like ‘that sucks’, and its like, you decided to participate in sports outside of athletics, you are challenging your body, that is inherent to whatever you are going to do. So you almost need to relish in the fact that you did it because guess what, you are participating.” (16:36) “Everything that your body is doing is secondary to what you did to it. Don’t be mad at your body, that’s what happens when you repetitively do the same thing over and over again.” (20:33) “Go walk in the sand and see how sore your feet get. But then in the same amount of time, take your hands and start grabbing the sand and see how sore your hands aren’t. We use our hands because they are meant to be used. Our feet are meant to be tactile and move around the world but then we put them in these protective features because everybody is worried about stepping on something.” (34:52) “Use your body, enjoy that you are using your body, just because you are hurt it doesn’t mean that you are injured, keep working, love what you do, don’t wear crew socks with sandals and don’t wear shoes.” (53:03)   Links HTK 242: Allegra Stein HTK 225: Steph Gaudreau & Craig Zielinski HTK 165: Strength Training with Your Menstrual Cycle HTK 035: Craig Zielinski Order The Core 4 Here Nutritional Therapy Association Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s December class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
Summer Innanen is one of the pioneers in the multi-faceted and multi-layered body image and disordered eating realm. While paying homage to the women who came before her, Summer works to highlight a woman’s ability to embrace her body however it looks.  Summer believes that your purpose if more than just your body and is here today to help you see the value outside of your body and overcome self-doubt and fear.  Truly Embrace Health At Any Size If you want to help those marginalized through weight stigma and discrimination, are looking for a friend to address the total chaos and body shame prevalent in new motherhood or are searching for a way to break free from the diet culture system, Summer is the expert for you. The self-professed ‘anti-christ of weightloss’, Summer wants you to stop your unhealthy relationship with food and start loving your body for all that it is.  All of the energy that you put towards constantly thinking about your body could be refocused into leading a more purposeful and passionate life and free up space in your mind for new thoughts and experiences. Once you embrace the fact that fat and thin are just mutual descriptors that hold no power over your ability to produce quality and substance you can truly embrace health at every size and become an advocate for treating yourself with kindness.  Are you ready to expose yourself to body diversity and stop perpetuating the idea that thinner is better? Share what you enjoyed most about Summer’s attitude in the comments on the episode page.    In This Episode Exploring the nuance of intuitive eating, body image, and diet culture (23:40) Lifting the veil on disordered eating and body image in the ‘wellness’ community (28:50) The power of changing your social media feed to include larger bodies (34:00) How to challenge your beliefs surrounding life in a bigger body (39:30) Health-promoting behaviors that can help people of any shape or body (46:20)   Quotes “It wasn’t about the food, it was about the way they felt in their body. And so really shifting my gears to focus on that has been something I am really so grateful for.” (13:42) “I really want people to know that they are more than their bodies. That we don’t need to make it about the body so much, we want it to be about what we have to say and our voices and our purpose.” (17:29) “I don’t know what is going to happen to people’s bodies. Their weight could go up, their weight could go down, it could stay the same. What we want to do is really create neutrality around those changes so they are not dictating our self-worth and how we feel about ourselves and our food choices and everything else.” (26:30) “It can be quite emotional and I think having someone helping you to process those things and see the deeper meaning and also the opportunities and the hope that can exist now that you are not a prisoner of that system.” (37:47) “Educate yourself on the link between weight and health and the success rates of diets. Because there is a lot that we can do with people’s health by taking weight out of the equation.” (43:46)   Links Summer Innanen Website The Body Image Remix Book by Summer Innanen Fearless Rebelle Radio with Summer Innanen Get the Free Body Confidence 10 Day Makeover Here You, On Fire 12 Week Group Coaching Program HTK 037: Summer Innanen Order The Core 4 Here Nutritional Therapy Association Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s December class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
What is Intuitive Eating

What is Intuitive Eating

2019-12-1031:471

If what you are doing in your life doesn’t seem to be working for you, and you want to explore some alternatives like learning how to re-become an intuitive eater, this is the episode for you. I am determined to dismiss some of the misunderstandings and misbeliefs surrounding intuitive eating and explore why it much less scary than people make it out to be. Listening To Your Body & Treating It Right This episode is not about shaming those who are involved with diet culture, but instead, it is about understanding the backlash and importance of conversation surrounding intuitive eating. Intuitive eating is not just about eating what you want when you want, it is about listening to your body and treating it right through your individualized nutrition needs.  I hope this episode takes away some of the mystique surrounding intuitive eating and empowers you to give it a chance. Our relationship with food is both simple and complex, and I truly believe that intuitive eating has the power to help you make peace with food and your body to ultimately start living in a way that honors your body and your soul.  What are your thoughts surrounding intuitive eating? Share what you are most excited about or nervous about in regard to this process in the comments on the episode page.    In This Episode Learn the difference between intuitive eating and mindful eating (7:04) Dissecting perceptions around what intuitive eating is that are not origin aligning (12:51) How to avoid the shame, blame and guilt cycle of breaking your own rules (17:50) The 10 principles of intuitive eating and how to experience it properly (21:43) Why hunger is not your enemy and how to honor your hunger (22:39)   Quotes “It is not as simple as saying ‘here is how you do intuitive eating’ and walking away from the person.” (7:44) “Hopefully we do that with health-promoting behaviors and not things that are really driving people to have negative relationships with food.” (9:44)“Intuitive eating is not just a diet of ‘eat this and don’t eat that’. It is a process, its a living, breathing application of these principles that look different for every person.” (12:41) “Intuitive eating is a living, breathing process applied to a person in their life, it is an experience, it is something that you need to practice.” (21:59)   Links Order The Core 4 Here Nutritional Therapy Association Intuitive Eating by Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole The Intuitive Eating Workbook Steph’s Intuitive Eating Group Coaching Waitlist Join the Core 4 Facebook Group Here Naomi Katz Instagram Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s December class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
If you have never heard of Dr. Nicole LePera, aka The Holistic Psychologist, you are in for a treat. A trained psychologist who works to help you understand your capacity to become a self-healer, Dr. Nicole is all about treating the mind, body, and soul to address specific areas of neglect while also considering the whole. Empower You To Trust Yourself Practices such as reparenting, trauma bonding and boundary settings are on the agenda today as we dig deep into misalignments and self-consciousness to find a new way to connect. Most of us know that health is not black and white, and it takes a holistic approach like that of Dr. Nicole to understand yourself in all three dimensions to heal your symptoms and stop your internal misalignment.  If you are looking to teach yourself how to react in a new way, stop your psychological and physiological symptoms or navigate boundary-setting without critiquing yourself, Dr. Nicole is the expert for you. A believer in the importance of objectivity, self-consciousness, and self-exploration, Dr. Nicole is determined to empower each human to trust themselves and what works for them.  An episode filled with real-talk and practical ways to begin to heal, Dr. Nicole is here to teach you about your body and soul to start living life as the person you want to be. Have you ever considered your challenges and symptoms to be impactful in three different dimensions? Share what you loved about Dr. Nicole’s perspective in the comments on the episode page.   In This Episode Symptoms that may be a sign of misalignment in your mind, body or soul (17:10) Learn the two big steps in which change happens and how to start (21:42) How to navigate your developing state of consciousness without self-judgment (26:20) Explore the concepts of reparenting and trauma bonding (31:05) Tips for setting boundaries around your family of origin this holiday season (39:20)   Quotes “Seeking for the underlying cause of whatever symptom it is that we are struggling within our life. Because I am of the belief that there is something deeper down.” (17:43) “Becoming conscious, becoming self-observational, watching ourselves throughout the day to identify then the areas where change would behoove us. For some of us, that is in our lifestyle, for me, I know it was.” (23:49) “Without consciousness, change, doing things differently, does not become possible.” (24:50) “As an adult, as far as I see it, while it was not our responsibility when we needed people to help us while we were children, as an adult it is now our responsibility to teach ourselves a new way.” (36:04) “The bottom line here is, when we define limits, it is for us. For us to continue to navigate these changes, continue to keep these changes as part of our life. And what it might mean is for us to start showing up differently before the others around us change.” (42:59) “Our energy and how we feel in our relationships can give us invaluable information.” (56:09)   Links The Holistic Psychologist Website The Holistic Psychologist Linktree Follow Dr. Nicole on Instagram | YouTube Join the Core 4 Facebook Club Nutritional Therapy Association Website   Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s December class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
Kim Gould is the creator of Autonomy Movement, a body-positive, size-inclusive and weight neutral fitness space which is on a mission to increase access to fitness for all. A former barre instructor and licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in eating disorders and body image issues, Kim has seen first hand the overlaps between body image, disordered eating, and movement. Honor Your Body's Needs Autonomy Fitness is a space free from diet culture and exercise as punishment and combines the movement process with mental health self-care to improve your relationship with movement and your body. Kim wants you to feel good in your body, become okay with making mistakes and embrace your autonomy to do what you want when you want with your body. An amazing, impactful and necessary space, Kim is here today to address weight stigma, intuitive eating and movement and help you honor your body’s needs instead of trying to fit into our society’s obsession with wellness culture.  We live in a society where thinner is better, and Kim is determined to bust those myths and stop the false truths that you are being fed about your body. Are you ready to say goodbye to a pervasive diet culture and embrace your body at whatever stage you are at? Share what you find refreshing about Autonomy and Kim’s mission in the comment on the episode page.   In This Episode Understanding how diet culture influences you and your mental health (10:15) Highlighting subtle ways that diet culture shows up in the wellness world (27:24) Learn why the language you use around your body and diet is so impactful (28:50) Addressing the rampant privilege and marginalization in the wellness space (32:15) Ways that you can improve your relationship with movement and food (43:45) How to become okay with being at your set point instead of altering yourself (49:10)   Quotes “The word that originally stood out to me as one of my favorite therapy words, like how do I develop my sense of self as a person and a professional, is what guided me to open Austin’s first size-inclusive body-positive fitness studio.” (13:43) “If I were just any old gym, and I didn’t know what I knew about how destructive yo-yo dieting and compulsive exercising is to the body, it would be really great to just sort of blast everywhere I went. But with Autonomy what I think is really hard and really important is that every time I am marketing Autonomy I am having to clearly explain our values.” (24:10)  “There is still another way to be living that is infinitely more compassionate. How much more does your world open up and expand when you give yourself permission to eat and more and exist in a way that actually is really intuitive to the body?” (37:32) “There is nobody that is better than the next. Our bodies are the least interesting thing about us, especially because they are so dynamic, they are always going to keep changing.” (42:55)  “I believe in body diversity 110%... and there is no such thing as a body that has more worth than another.” (48:00)   Links Autonomy Movement Follow Kim on Instagram  Follow Autonomy Movement on Instagram | Facebook Leave Steph a Voice Message Here Join the Core 4 Facebook Club Nutritional Therapy Association Website   Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s November class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
Today on Harder To Kill Radio I am sharing a major announcement and letting you in on a personal issue that I hope will help those of you who are also struggling with burnout. While it has become more and more common in our society for us to feel exhausted and burnt out, it is not normal, and this universal concept needs to be addressed. Struggling With Burnout If you feel as though you are struggling with a lack of creativity, motivation or mental health, burnout could be the culprit. By setting boundaries, focusing on self-care and being open with what you are dealing with, we can destigmatize and de-normalize burnout for the masses. A lot of us are struggling with burnout while pretending we have it all together. If you are wrestling with burning out because you are trying to do all of the things, this is the episode you need to listen too. How do you protect yourself from getting burnt out? Share your self-care strategies with us in the comments on the episode page.   On Today's Episode The importance of setting boundaries when it comes to your mental health (11:50) Why entrepreneurs need to stop pretending they have it all together (14:30) Signs that you need to take your foot off the gas for a little bit (17:50) The necessity of self-care when it comes to  treating burnout (18:45) Ways that you can practice challenging yourself to say no (20:30)   Quotes “Although it is common, it is not normal to feel this way.” (1:48) “Entrepreneurs, we need to stop fucking pretending that we have it all figured out and that we are not struggling with this stuff.” (14:39) “These things are not revolutionary, but when we practice them we already set ourselves up for a lot of what goes into self-care. Because when we don’t feel good in our body, it is really hard to make a change in these other areas. (23:35) “It’s okay to not be okay, it is important to ask for help, we cannot do this alone.” (26:26)   Resources Mentioned In This Show Order The Core 4 Book Here Nutritional Therapy Association  Follow Steph on Instagram Harder to Kill Radio is sponsored by the Nutritional Therapy Association. Registration is now open for the NTA’s November class. You can learn more and save your seat by clicking here (and don’t forget to mention my name on your application!) You can also try out their free 7-day course, Nutritional Therapy 101 by clicking here. The Core 4 book is now available! Click here to get a free gift when you purchase. Thank you so much for all your support! Check out the full show notes here! Follow Steph on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest I'd really love it if you would take 1 min and leave us a rating and review on iTunes!
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Heather Gibson-Broyles

love the food and workout conversations...meditations you lost me with all the "identity" and "shame" crap.

Sep 17th
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Alison Anderson

Another absolutely amazing episode!

Mar 10th
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Rachel Kline

I love this so much! I'm a trainer and constantly talking to clients about healthy eating including allowing themselves to enjoy the foods they love in moderation. You are spot on with the chips at Mexican food places! I love Mexican food! Thank you for sharing!

Feb 4th
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Diandra C

love her! great stuff!

Jan 11th
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Elizabeth Shannon

loved this episode!

Jan 7th
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Lisa Littell

YES! comparison is the thief of joy.

Jun 30th
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Kat Reuter

great episode!!

May 18th
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