Eat the Rules with Summer Innanen
I’m interviewing Lindley Ashline, Photographer and creator of Body Liberation Stock and the Body Love Box about how images and photos can be a powerful tool for healing body image. We also discuss thin privilege and more.
 Show notes:
We discuss:
- How Lindley got into photography and came up with the ideal to create Body Liberation Stock,
- Why there is a need for fat photographers and people who understand how to work with fat bodies,
- Why growing up without television and pop culture made it easier for Lindley to accept her body,
- How fatphobia is the background noise in our culture,
- How photos can be a helpful tool in the healing process,
- How to use photos to heal body image,
- Why the media controls and influences the power dynamics as it relates to fat bodies,
- What you can do if you are afraid of being visible in photos,
- Lindley’s series on thin privilege - why she started it and the impact it’s had,
Plus, so much more! 
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Direct download: 168_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m interviewing Jennifer Hollinshead, Registered Clinical Counsellor and Founder of Peak Resilience. We talk about how to navigate feelings of uncertainty, how you can learn to surrender control and how to take care of your mental health via self-care, especially during these unprecedented times.
 Show notes:
We discuss:
 - What inspired Jennifer to become a Registered Clinical Counsellor and open Peak Resilience,

- Why it is imperative to take a social-justice informed stance in counselling/therapy,
- The challenges she faced starting her own business and the adversity she overcame as a female entrepreneur,

- How our patriarchal, capitalist and colonialist society influences mental health,

- How our current times of COVID-19 are influencing people's feelings of anxiety or depression,

- Ways to take care of your mental health when consuming negative news,
- What to do if you really struggle with uncertainty and letting go of control and how to learn to surrender,
- How to navigate and take care of your mental health via self-care while in quarantine,
- The best ways to manage the increased expectations that we're putting on ourselves right now (i.e. homeschool, take up a new hobby, etc),
- How to find time for self-care when your responsibilities have increased considerably,
- Ways to overcome guilt over making time for yourself and specifically “mom guilt,”
Plus, so much more! 
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Direct download: 167_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

I’m interviewing Elizabeth Hall, Certified Life Coach and Intuitive Eating Counsellor about what it means to have a spiritual practice (even if you don’t identify as spiritual) and how we can use spirituality to heal our relationship with food and our bodies. Show notes:
We discuss:
- How she discovered Intuitive Eating after 30 years as a chronic dieter and the fears that held her back from truly embracing it,
- What she wishes she had known and worked on while she was healing her relationship with food,
- Why in hindsight she was doing Intuitive Eating wrong,
- What it means to be spiritual and why it’s not about being religious,
- How spirituality can help you heal your relationship with food and your body,
- How it can help you to tune into your intuitive, change negative thoughts and learn to trust your body,
- The components of a spiritual practice, specifically for people who haven’t ventured into this space,
- Daily spiritual practices that can help you feel more grounded and content,
Plus, so much more! 
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Direct download: 166_episode.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:00am EDT