Fearless Rebelle Radio with Summer Innanen - Body Image, Body Positivity, Self-Help, Feminism

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Julie Kelly – consultant at Nourish Balance Thrive and new mom – on the B.S. around ‘body after baby’, body image before and after baby and navigating self-care as a new mom. In this episode, we chat about: Why ‘body after baby’ is bullshit and harmful to women’s health and well-being. Julie’s thoughts on ‘mommy wars’ and the competitive pressures of being a new mom. Why you need to focus on recovery, not ‘losing the baby weight’. How to overcome body image concerns pre and post baby. How Julie managed her pregnancy and recovery as an athlete. The importance of stress management and self-care as a new mom. How Julie makes time for self-care given her busy schedule. Why hormonal testing is so important if you feel you are not getting better on your own. PLUS SO much more…

Direct download: FRR_36_Julie_Kelly.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

Choosing Fulfillment Over Restriction - Interview With Tegan Westra

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Tegan Westra – Body Love Wellness Coach, EFT Practitioner and leader of the body love revolution – on how she overcame bulimia and created a fulfilling life outside of food and fitness.  In this episode, we chat about: How Tegan healed herself after a battle with bulimia as a teenager. How she had to rediscover herself and seek fulfillment in other areas of her life to cultivate a sense of peace with food. How you can create a life that is filled with joy. What is EFT and how it is something Tegan uses daily to release and overcome negative emotions. How EFT helps to release your emotional attachment from food. PLUS SO much more…

 

Direct download: FRR_35_-_Tegan_Westra.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:07am EDT

I interview Leanne Ellington – writer, mad scientist, storyteller and body image rebel – on how to tame the bitch in your head and drop the weapons of control that keep you trapped in body shame. In this episode, we chat about How Leanne learned to accept herself after years of abusing her body both physically and mentally. How food and our bodies are used as weapons of control, judgment and comparison. Why dropping these weapons of control is necessary for self-love. How to understand and tame that ‘bitch’ in your head. The role of the brain and nervous system as it relates to self-image and esteem. Why bringing our past into the present keeps us trapped in bad cycles. The importance of becoming your own “Mad Scientist” and inner pilot versus listening to what everyone else is telling you to do. How to ditch the shame associated with your food choices.

Direct download: FRR_34_LeanneE.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 2:26pm EDT

In this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I interview Annette Sloan – founder of (w)holehearted, health coach, speaker and yoga instructor – on how to instill a good relationship with food in your kids, body image for teens and why getting naked at a bathhouse was a pivotal moment in Annette’s journey to self-love. In this episode, we chat about: How Annette overcame her damaging relationship with ‘health’ and owned her story. The 11 phases of nourishment and how knowing these phases can help to shift the actions you take to change your relationship with food. How to instill a good relationship with food in your children. What to do if you’ve had a disordered relationship with food and are afraid your children have learned some unhealthy ways of thinking about food. The types of conversations parents should be having with their children to promote body positivity. How parents can lead by example to promote a healthy body image in their daughters (and sons!). Why visiting a nude bathhouse was a pivotal moment in Annette’s journey to body love.

 

Direct download: FRR_33_Annette_Sloan.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:24am EDT

In this episode I interview Kevin Geary – founder of RebootedBody.com, host of The Rebooted Body Podcast and behaviour change expert – how to get out of the diet cycle when you feel like you’ve tried everything, why willpower is bullshit and what it really means to be addicted to sugar. We talk about...The missing pieces of the puzzle that helped Kevin end his struggle with dieting and rebounding. Why perfectionism contributes to sabotage. The most important mindset shifts to make to break the cycle of dieting and sabotage. Why understanding your symbolic substitutes is the key to changing your relationship with food. Why our unmet needs are at the root of our struggles with food. How to give food a new symbolism in your life. Why rules are the construct of the shame and guilt that keeps you trapped in the diet cycle. Kevin’s favorite tools for working through behavior change. Whether it’s possible to have a good relationship to ‘sugar’ even if you feel like you are addicted. Why willpower is bullshit. How to instill a good relationship with food in your kids. Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_32_Kevin_Geary.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

In this episode I interview Louise Androlia - Holistic Empowerment Coach, Artist, Tarot Reader and general Magic Maker - on the art of surrendering and letting go of control. We talk about: What it really means to let go of control. How this can benefit all areas of your life. How to start practicing letting go of control. How to reconnect to ourselves to embody self-love. Why lighting up our spirit is integral to building self-worth. Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_31_LouiseAndrolia.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

In this episode I chat with Lauren Schoenfeld - Registered Dietitian, writer and a woman I love - all about adrenal fatigue. What it is, the hidden causes and how to know if you have it. Why your 'healthy' diet might actually be making you less healthy. Why overtraining and undereating are often causes of adrenal fatigue. Why emotional health is equally important to overall healh. How to heal and recover from adrenal fatigue. Plus so much more!

Direct download: FRR_30_Laura_Schoenfeld.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The Fat Girl Food Squad is a blog and community aiming to provide a safe and positive environment for all bodies, while showcasing those who label and identify themselves as fat and endeavouring to breakdown the stereotypes and barriers that surround such a controversial three letter word. In this awesome episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio, I have the honour of interviewing Vanessa and Alex from the Fat Girl Food Squad - we chat about the word fat, body positivity, health at every size, how to step into your fears to be more confident and so much more!

In this episode, we chat about:

  • Vanessa and Alex's journey into owning who they are and becoming part of the Fat Girl Food Squad
  • Why there is a need for the Fat Girl Food Squad
  • The word Fat - why we need to reclaim it and how you can start doing that
  • Why fat does not equal unhealthy and the ridiculous stereotypes that perpetuates this
  • What health at every size really means
  • Why there is a fat girl inside all of us
  • What confidence means to Vanessa and Alex
  • What to do if you feel like you need to hide yourself from this world
  • Vanessa and Alex's body positive rituals
  • PLUS SO much more...
Direct download: FRR_29_FatGirlFoodSquad.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

What it takes to be happier than a billionaire

Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job and moving to a tropical paradise to spend your days enjoying a leisurely breakfast and walking on the beach? Then you don't wait to miss this episode of Fearless Rebelle Radio! I interview Nadine Hays Pisani - author and former workaholic east coaster – on how she and her husband sold their possessions and moved to Costa Rica to spend their days swinging in a hammock. In this episode, we chat about:

  • Nadine's incredible story of how she and her husband became sick from the rat race and decided to sell all of their possessions and move to Costa Rica
  • What triggered her decision to make such a radical change
  • How she overcame fears and countless naysayers to make her dream come true
  • The specific moment that prompted her to make this change
  • What it was like to adjust to life in Costa Rica
  • How she adjusted her Type-A personality to fit with the pura vida lifestyle
  • The challenges and benefits of living in Costa Rica
  • How you can follow your dreams and get off the redundant treadmill of life
  • PLUS SO much more...
Direct download: FRR_28_Nadine.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

I interview Shawn Stevenson - bestselling author, speaker and host of The Model Health Show – on both men's and women's body image issues. His perspective is incredible - you don't want to miss this episode! In this episode, we chat about:

  • Shawn's incredible story of recovering from a degenerative spine disease through food, movement, sleep and love
  • The doctrine of signatures as a template to finding foods to support and rebuild various aspects of ourselves
  • How we all have a female template and that when we become disconnected from this it reduces our compassion and well-being
  • The issues that men struggle with when it comes to body image and why this sources from comparison
  • How male representation in the media has evolved and become more unrealistic over the past decades
  • Is it more socially acceptable for men to have disordered eating behaviours?
  • Why the primal part of men's brains makes them desire women who appear more fertile - in other words, women with extra body fat
  • In other cultures being thicker is celebrated
  • There is nothing more attractive than valuing your uniqueness and owning your divine feminine
  • Why body fat is critical to proper hormonal function for women and why this is a broad and individual range for each woman
  • Why listening to your inner guiding system is the most important thing
  • How you can take action and live a life full of joy and self-love
  • PLUS SO much more...
Direct download: FRR_27_Shawn.m4a
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT