Fearless Rebelle Radio with Summer Innanen
I’m interviewing Steph Gaudreau, NTP, and author of The Core 4 about how diet culture impacts wellness, why Steph shifted her message to Intuitive Eating and how she experienced burnout as an entrepreneur. We chat about:

- Steph’s story with how she got into health and fitness and how that evolved and adapted when she discovered Intuitive Eating,
- How Steph treated paleo like a diet when she first adopted that way of eating,
- How diet culture touches the wellness world and how “it became increasingly obvious that people were more confused about food than ever,”
- How she started to learn more about social justice, health at every size and eating disorder recovery and how this influenced her decision to become a Certified Eating Disorder Counsellor,
- Why we’re socialized to think that weight is our problem and how so many people don’t know how to think beyond that,
- The impact on her audience when she moved away from “Stupid Easy Paleo,”
- How Steph experienced burnout as an entrepreneur and the impact this had on her business and life,
- Why there is a facade that entrepreneurs put up that we “have it all together” and how this is a harmful illusion,
- How she is coming through the burnout and how this is changing where she focuses her energy,
Plus, so much more!

Direct download: 156_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m running solo giving you everything you need on how to handle holiday “overeating” and weight gain. We also talk about how to overcome guilt around eating and how to deal with general holiday stress. In this episode, we chat about:

- The diet cycle and how mental and physical restriction lead to our concerns about “overeating,”
- Why I hate the term “overeating” because it’s the language of diet culture,
- How to enjoy eating without the guilt and specific things you can do to help you eat more normally,
- What to do if you feel you eat without “savouring,”
- How to work through stress about holiday weight gain,
- How to handle feelings of holiday stress and feeling overwhelmed with social events, 

- What to do if you’re worried about photos,
Plus so much more!

Direct download: 155_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m running solo giving you everything you need on how to handle holiday diet or body talk. We also talk about how to make boundary setting easier and how to be more resilient to diet culture. In this episode, we chat about:

- Why boundaries are necessary towards supporting your mental health and self-worth,
- 3 ways to deal with unsolicited comments about your food and or body or kid’s food and body,
- A script you can use to request that people don’t comment on your food or your body in advance,
- 5 ways to deal with food and body talk from friends/family,
- Simple replies that you can use if someone makes a comment about their latest diet,
- 4 ways to make boundary setting easier, 

- How to create an emotional support kit to make you more resilient to diet culture,
Plus so much more!

Direct download: 154_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m interviewing Nicola Salmon, fat-positive and feminist fertility coach and author of Fat Positive Fertility. We talk about how to accept your body, improve your health and fertility without focusing on size and advocating for yourself with health professionals. We chat about:

- Nicole’s story with fertility and how she learned to accept her body,
- Advice on how to cultivate body acceptance,
- How to change your beliefs about what it means to be fat,
- What the evidence says about weight and fertility,
- What to do if you’ve been told you must lose weight to get pregnant or resolve a health condition,
- The fat positive framework Nicola recommends using to focus on fertility and health without it being about weight,
- How to deal with unwanted advice and comments about your body/health
- How to advocate for yourself at the doctor
Plus, so much more! 

Direct download: 153_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

It's a special episode because I’m speaking to 5 incredible women, whom I’m willing to bet will have pieces of their story resonate with you. These are 5 of my clients who worked with me during the You, On Fire program over the past 2-3 years and they are here to show you that it is possible to go from obsessing over food and hating your body, to no longer fretting about your reflection and having so much more confidence in who you are outside of how you look. These women go on to be role models to their kids, they have more time so they volunteer or become advocates for social justice, they ask for a raise and a promotion at work, they speak up to their medical professional about HAES or they pursue a new calling. And in all of these little ways, they start to leave a different kind of mark on this world and change the culture. To enroll in You, On Fire go to summerinnanen.com/youonfire

Direct download: 152_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:57am EST

I’m with Graeme Seabrook, certified life coach and founder of The Mom Center talking about how capitalism and the patriarchy shape the way we view motherhood, how this impacts our self-worth and how to start advocating for your wants. We discuss:
- The personal story that inspired Graeme to become a coach for moms,

- How capitalism and patriarchy is in EVERYTHING and particularly how it shapes motherhood,
- How we are gendering our kids from birth and the implications this has on how we show up as parents,
- What “the motherload” is and the burden it puts in our well-being,
- How to identify the mental, emotional, physical and financial labor you put into your partnership and how to start to shift it,
- The importance of making your “motherload” visible in order to shift the balance,
- How “the motherload” impacts our sense of self-worth,
- Why it’s so hard to identify and advocate for our wants and how to start doing that,
Plus, so much more!

Direct download: 151_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m interviewing Nina Purewal, co-author of the bestselling book Let That Shhhh Go. We talk about how to work through negative thoughts, cultivating forgiveness in the worst of situations and how to find more peace and happiness in the present moment. We discuss:

- How some of the tragic events in Nina’s life inspired her to study mindfulness and write the book Let That Shhhh Go,
- Some of the best ways to manage negative thoughts,
- Why negative thoughts are addictive and so hard to break,
- A helpful analogy to understand why it can take so long to change negative thoughts,
- How to stop worrying about the future and fixating on the past in order to stay more present,
- How to get away from thinking that happiness only exists in the future,
- The importance of forgiveness and how Nina was able to forgive people in her life involved in tragedy,
- Why you need to let that shhhh out before you can let that shhh go,
Plus, so much more! 

Direct download: 150_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Kaila Tova, creator of the Your Body, Your Brand podcast is on the show talking about why so many women are dropping out of the workforce to become coaches, how our current workforce takes away agency and why feminism is broken. We discuss:

- Why Kaila decided to create the Your Body, Your Brand podcast and the questions she was hoping to answer,
- How marketing is manipulative,
- What Kaila’s experience was like in the health coaching world,
- Why so many women are dropping out of the workforce to become coaches,
- Why Kaila states that “women’s bodies are their brands,” 

- What happens when women try to monetize their bodies,
- MLMs and why women feel the need to go into this kind of business,
- The biggest problem with corporate working environments and why they strip us of our agency,
- Why feminism is broken and whether or not there are any solutions for true empowerment,

Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 149_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

It’s the Season 5 Premier of Fearless Rebelle Radio! I’m answering your questions about motherhood and talking about what I’m looking forward to about returning. Specifically:
- My experience with motherhood thus far,
- Mourning the parts of my pre-parent life,
- The way having a baby changes your marriage and identity,
- Maintaining body trust while having breastfeeding issues,
- Letting go of the need to be “the perfect mom”, 

- Real talk on pelvic floor health (a.k.a how is my vag?),
- How to prepare for postpartum body changes and/or body image issues, 

- What I’m looking forward to this year and what you can expect from this season.
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 148_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m revisiting my interview with Tara Mohr – author of Playing Big and expert on women’s leadership and well-being. We chat about how to be more loyal to your dreams than your fears, managing self-doubt and how to unhook from praise and criticism. Plus, I answer a listener question on how to respond to diet talk. 
In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question on how to respond to diet talk,
- How Tara’s work influenced my life and how I work with clients,
- What it means to “play big” and the different ways that we play small and don’t even realize it,
- The relationship between self-doubt and playing big and why we cannot eliminate self-doubt,
- Why women are socialized to be people pleasers and how that influences the way we show up in this world,
- Why body perfectionism is a common form of self-doubt and why it’s not really about your body,
- The limitations of being hooked on praise and criticism,
- How you can start to be less concerned with what other people think,
Plus so much more!
Direct download: 147_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m revisiting my interview with with Ivy Felicia – Certified Holistic Wellness Coach and Body Image Expert. W
e chat about how to feel more comfortable in a bigger body and navigating “body love” through chronic illness and weight change. Plus, I’m answering a listener question on how to balance eating for athletic performance with body acceptance. 
In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question on how to balance eating for athletic performance with body acceptance,
- Ivy’s story of growing up in a larger body and suffering from PCOS,
- What is PCOS and how it impacted Ivy’s relationship with her body,
- Why she looks at “body love” as a relationship, like a marriage,
- How to choose peace with your body, even when there is frustration and resentment,
- How to navigate weight gain and be more comfortable in a bigger body,
- What Ivy suggests for women who have gained weight and are feeling physically and emotionally uncomfortable in their larger body,
- How to appreciate and accept your body if you are suffering from a chronic illness,
- How to make nutritional changes to support a health condition without triggering the diet mentality,
Plus so much more!
Direct download: 146_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m revisiting my interview 
with the creators of Fattitude - Lyndsey Averill and Viri Lieberman. We chat about fat acceptance, thin privilege and body positivity and why they created Fattitude to change our culture to eradicate size prejudice.  And I’ll be answering a listener question on what to do if your partner is still subscribing to conventional standards of beauty. 
In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question on what to do if your partner is still subscribing to conventional standards of beauty,
- The inspiration behind the movie Fattitude and why Lyndsey and Viri created it,
- Lyndsey and Viri’s personal experiences that led them to want to create this film,
- How diet culture and the beauty industry has co-opted “body positivity” for their capital gains,
- Whether weight loss and fat acceptance can go hand-in-hand,
- How the media’s representation of fat bodies perpetuates size discrimination,
- Why “health” is becoming the new guise for diet culture,
- The insidious ways fatphobia exists in our culture and why changing our language and words can contribute to it,
- What it means to have thin privilege and why it’s important to acknowledge that it exists,
- How you can support the film to bring it into film festivals and create cultural change,
Plus so much more!
Direct download: 145_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m revisiting my interview with 
Caroline Dooner – Creator of The F-It Diet. We chat about Caroline’s approach to making eating easy and more. And I’ll be answering a listener question on whether mindful eating is important in healing your relationship with food. 
In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question on whether mindful eating is important in healing your relationship with food,
- Why nourishment is the foundation of The F-It Diet,
- How your fear of weight gain can get in the way of truly trusting yourself around food,
- The tools that Caroline used to help her overcome her body image issues,
- How the media influences our body image and how certain actresses are going against the norm to promote body acceptance,
- What to do if you live in a toxic environment where appearance is valued above all else,
- The most important question to ask yourself when you are feeling judged,
Plus so much more!
Direct download: 144_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m revisiting my interview with Chrystal Bougon – Owner & Resident Curvy Girl at Curvy Girl Inc and activist. We chat about feeling sexy at every size, reclaiming the word fat and the importance of sexual pleasure as self-care, plus I answer a listener question on fat oppression and eating disorder recovery. In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question fat oppression and eating disorder recovery,
- What loving your body means to Chrystal, 
- The spark that fired her up to start Curvy Girl Lingerie,
- Why she identifies as a fat woman and the importance of reclaiming that word,
- The importance of asking for what you want in the bedroom and how this empowered Chrystal to be kinder and truer to herself,
- The power of asking for what you want in the bedroom and life,
- Your life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now – don’t put it on hold,
- Why it’s a discipline to work on your inner confidence and compassion,
- Why both Chrystal and I still have bad body days and how we deal with those,
- Her motto “Sexy is for every body!” and how you can embody sexiness,
- How she responds to people who say she is “glorifying obesity,”
- The way fat people are portrayed in the media and how this perpetuates size stigma,
Plus so much more!
Direct download: 143_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m revisiting my interview with my friend and colleague, Vivienne McMaster - creator of Be Your Own Beloved. We chat about how you can heal negative body image through selfies and choose compassion over critique in photos and I’ll be answering a listener question on body acceptance and aging. In this episode, we chat about:
- I answer a listener question navigating body acceptance and aging,
- How Vivienne used photography to heal her body image and change her negative stories,
- How long it took Vivienne to start to see her body in a loving way through photography,
- What it really feels like to “love your body” and why there isn’t a “self-love” party at the end of it,
- Selfies are so much more than arm’s length photos,
- How to start seeing your photos through a loving and compassionate lens,
- What to do if you typically avoid photos or find them triggering,
- How to begin to love pieces of you where you normally direct hate,
- Are we really so much more than a body?
- Simple ways for you to start embracing what you see in the photo and use selfies as a tool of healing on your body image journey,
- How to overcome fear around taking selfies and why they are not narcissistic,
Plus so much more!
Direct download: 142_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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