Fearless Rebelle Radio with Summer Innanen - Body Image, Body Positivity, Self-Help, Feminism (health)
I’m chatting with Dr. Jillian Murphy, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine about Nutritionism and how our current understanding of health actually gets in the way of being healthy. In this episode, we chat about:
- What Nutritionism is and how it disrupts people’s relationship to health and their body,
- How we can be more critical with the messages we receive about health, 
- The real causes of binging, 
- How to undo the beliefs you’ve learned about health and nutrition that are disrupting your relationship with food, 
- The importance of using pleasure to guide decisions for your health,
- What it means to cultivate “Authentic Health” and how to do that,
- How to teach your kids to be intuitive eaters and protect them from weight stigma,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 110_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, Sarah Vance, my co-host for The Reclaim Retreat, and I share the mic. We blow up the 3 most common body positivity myths that need to die and tell you everything you need to know about The Reclaim Retreat. In this episode, we chat about:
- Everything you need to know about The Reclaim Retreat: who it’s for, what you’ll learn, why it’s the best thing ever!
- The 3 biggest body positive myths that need to die, 
- What it really means to “love your body” and the different facets of self-love, 
- Why you don’t need to “like the way you look” to cultivate a sense of self-worth,
- The importance of acceptance and welcoming in all of the different parts of ourselves (including the parts we do not like), 
- Why we both love using values in our work to help people develop a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them,
- Why being body positive doesn’t mean that you’re all good all the time,
- The importance of feeling all emotions,
- We blow up the biggest self-care myths and explain what self-care really is,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 109_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m chatting with Dawn Serra, sex educator, speaker and writer. We chat all about sex, desirability and pleasure, including the influence of diet culture on our sexual empowerment, the myths of desirability and how to connect with pleasure. We chat about:
- The most harmful narrative we learn about pleasure that influences our relationship with sex (and all things pleasure-based),
- The influence of diet culture on sexual empowerment and pleasure, 
- The myths of desirability and how they shape our relationship with sex and pleasure, 
- How to improve your intimacy with a partner or future partner when you feel insecure in your body,
- What to do if you don’t feel “attractive,”
- Specific steps to take to discover what gives you pleasure, desire and arousal and why this supports a healthy body image,
And more!
Direct download: 108_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I am interviewing Megan Jayne Crabbe, otherwise known as @bodyposipanda and author of Body Positive Power. We chat about: 
- Megan’s recovery from an eating disorder and diet culture and why her “goal weight” never made her happy,
- How social media was a catalyst to her recovery and what it was like to go from being an observer to an inspiration, 
- The things that helped Megan the most in her recovery, 
- The most important thing she took away from all the research she did on beauty standards and the evolution of the ideal body,
- How anger can be a useful emotion to aid in recovery from dieting, 
- Can dieting be body positive?
- How she discovered her identity outside of her body and obsession with weight loss,
- The tactics that helped her learn to embrace and appreciate her tummy,
- What she is doing when she’s “just being Megan,”
- Her brilliant response to “body positivity is glorifying obesity”,
- The history of female hunger and how liberating it is to be unashamed of our appetites,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 107_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I give you 50+ reasons to divorce diet culture.This time of year can be the most tempting time of year to diet. We’re bombarded with ads for weight loss, calls to join nutrition challenges and all that “new year, new you” bullshit. I know how hard it is to straddle a desire for body acceptance and a desire to weigh less. I know how easy it is to be tempted to dip your toe back into dieting (and yes, programs being sold to you as “lifestyle” changes are still diets), so I wanted to give you 50 reasons to pull your toe out of the diet culture swamp, leap to the other side and commit to accepting your body and breaking free of the diet culture cage.  I also talk about why diet culture is a Soul Sucker and what to expect from Season 4. 

Direct download: 106_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In the season finale of FRR, I’m chatting with Cynara Geissler, writer, editor, book publicist and badass fat acceptance advocate. 
We chat about fat acceptance and how to deal with everyday fatphobia and existing in diet culture. Including:
- How Cynara discovered fat acceptance and how it changed her life, 
- The best strategy that helped her to embrace her body and realize you could live without dieting, 
- The importance of reclaiming the word fat, 
- How to exist in a world that is preoccupied with dieting and smaller bodies when you’re no longer participating,
- Comebacks for dealing with everyday fatphobic remarks and conversation,
- Cynara’s Toddler-Grandma style,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 105_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m chatting with Dr. Steve Prentice, author of Wrecked. We talk about why we are so obsessed with health as a culture, how our culture’s obsession with health is making us unhealthy and what you can do about it. In this episode, we chat about:
- How Steve’s “weight loss story” led him to understand how our “healthy” behaviours are actually hurting our health, 
- Why our culture is so obsessed with “clean eating” and “optimizing health,”
- How dieting/”health” impacts the stress hormones in our body and the negative implications associated with it, 
- Why health has gone from something that helps us to fulfill our purpose to something that is our purpose,
- Why it’s so hard to let go of intentional weight loss and the belief that maybe if you just try again it will work,
- What you can do to heal and start to manage stress in order to improve health,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 104_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 (formerly RYB) program 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: 103_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I am interviewing Zakiya Gayle, who helps bring women’s inner fire back to life, about how we’ve been conditioned to manipulate ourselves in way that caters to the male gaze and how to break free of that to honor our individuality and what she calls your "dragon fire." Specifically:
- Why the way we feel about ourselves is malleable and how we have the power to change it to embody self-love, 
- How we’re trained to see beauty and femininity through the male gaze and how this detaches us from our individuality, 
- How the pitch of our voice can be used to re-shape our inner dialogue and narrative,
- How to change the negative feedback loop of self-doubt to channel your inner fire, 
- What you can do to become more embodied with your inner power,
- Why it’s not narcissistic or selfish to think that you are amazing and how others benefit,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 102_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I’m chatting with Dr. Kristin Neff, author of Self-Compassion. We talk about what it means to give ourselves compassion, how to differentiate between self-compassion and self-indulgence and tactics you can use in moments of need. Specifically:
- What it means to be compassionate towards ourselves and the three steps to implement compassionate self-talk, 
- Why it’s so much easier to offer other people compassion than ourselves and how to change that, 
- How to honor and give space to negative feelings in order to cultivate more peace of mind, 
- The relationship between self-care and self-compassion and what to do if you feel guilty taking time for yourself,
- How to differentiate between self-indulgence and self-compassion,
- Tools you can use in the moment, especially when you feel you’ve hit rock bottom, to offer compassion to yourself,
Plus, so much more! 
Direct download: 101_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EST