Welcome to the corner of the blog where we talk about all things food, body image, freedom in Christ, exercise obsessions, freedom to move in the way that helps not hurts your body, mental health, busyness, veganism, faith, and so much more.
A couple months ago, I was listening to podcasts for the very first time, and I found them so refreshing. I found ones like:
Ask Pastor John
The Chasing Joy Podcast
Blissful Bites Podcast
The Reformed Pubcast
Nourishing Minds Podcast
I loved the soul-filling, candid, honest conversations about daily struggles. They were real, relaxed conversations over:
topics… And it seemed like the Lord was leading me, with the gifts He had given me, to start a podcast.
I’m not a good podcast host, but I’m learning. I’m thankful for so many other podcast gals and guys that have taught me more about podcasting just in the past few months of podcasting. ”
In order to listen to the podcast on I-Tunes, you can find it here!
Without further delay, I would love for you to share in the conversations had here:
The Podcasts Are Categorized by Topic (Not Date), so you can find the topic that is most relevant to you.
Exercise/Taking Care of Your Body/Social Media
Battling Exercise Addiction – With Alyssa from Blissful Lyss. Exercise addiction is a real thing. I used to think that people would only get addicted to other substances, but I realized that I was addicted to exercise, the feeling it gave me, the worth I found in it, and I talk with Lyss here on the very first episode about that struggle.
Exercise: It’s Pros and Cons in Recovery – Jamie and I have a conversation about the blessing of movement, why it’s wonderful, but why it can be detrimental if you go to the EXTREME with it especially in recovery. We talk about the blessing of rest, our own struggles with rest and not comparing our movement to others. We’re no experts, just some girls sharing from our hearts to your.
Learning to Go With The Flow After Recovery – Another AMAZING Episode with my friend Alyssa!
Embracing the New Size in Recovery: Letting Go of Old Clothes – My Own Story of Moving From An Old Wardrobe to The New
All Things Food/Food Freedom/Food Flexibility Topics
Talking 4 Strategies to Overcome Food Fears on This Podcast – A short solo podcast from mwa about how God has enabled me to conquer food fears like: ice cream, Cheez-its, chips, and more.
Why ALL Foods Can Fit Into Your Life – Megan, one of my favorite RDs to be, talks about why we can embrace every single kind of food, and not push foods out in fear of what the media says about them. Everything in moderation is SUCHH a good thing, and Megan shares more of the beauty of intuitive eating and why your body will tell you what it needs next.
All Things Social Media/Being Authentic/How Social Media Can Help or Hurt Recovery
Finding Other Bloggers That Will Help You Recover – My Own Thoughts On Finding Blogs That Promote Mental Health!
Being Yourself On Instagram (And Not Comparing Yourself) – Jasmine, a sweet strong sister in the Lord Jesus Christ, who has a wonderful account on Instagram shares her thoughts about being authentic and genuine.
How Social Media Influencers Can Positively Influence Recovery – Talking with Alyssa from Blissful Lyss who has a thriving Instagram account!
Addressing the Comparison Trap In Recovery/Social Media/Eating/Body Image – One of my wise humble friends that I really respect, Jess, shares her thoughts about defeating comparison when it comes to social media, eating, and body image. Hint: It comes from not looking at other people.
Developing Genuine Relationships on Instagram – Jasmine and I talk about the value of developing relationships via social media that will eventually go beyond Instagram, inspiring, edifying relationships that build one another up!
Rachel’s Story: How Instagram Can Influence Orthorexia – Interesting helpful thoughts from Rachel and her journey with intuitive eating.
‘One thing that Rachel shared was really interesting to me. She said that Instagram, at first, was not a good influence in her life towards food freedom and balanced eating. ‘
Personal Recovery Stories From So MANY Amazing Girls!
Spiritual Warfare in ED Recovery – Taylor, one of my very favorite food bloggers, opens up about her journey with recovery and why it’s more than just a physical battle.
Finding Joy In The Small Things After Recovery – With Georgie from In It 4 the Long Run!
Learning to Move On and Let Go Of Your Eating Disorder – With Megan at Apron Strings & Sticky Fingers
From Darkness to Light (An Intense Story of Healing and Restoring) – From Jamie At Tinke Redeemed
From the Darkness of Secrets and Laxatives to Freedom and Honesty – Shannon’s Story
You Don’t Have to Be Thin To Be a Dancer – With Marina Who Crushes the Skinny ‘Ideal.’
How To Deal with Comparison At the Gym – Kat gets real about all her struggles and finding VICTORY in doing what God gifted you at in the gym.
Saying No To the Food Police – Nicole Shares About Finding Food Freedom
Those Really Hard Parts of Recovery No One Wants To Talk About – And Jamie and I talk about them…
Emily Addresses Hard Parts of Recovery/Exercise Balance/Eating
1. Those Parts of Recovery No One Wants To Talk About – With Jamie!
4. Emily asks, ‘Is Total Recovery possible?’
8. Exercising Intuitively: How Not To Punish Your Body – With Alison from Daily Moves and Grooves
10. When Your Clothes Don’t Fit Like They Used to Before – Listen to Emily share her struggles with becoming a new size, not defining herself by her size, and embracing her identity in Christ Jesus!
11. Enjoying the Holidays and the Holiday Food Without Fear – Talking about holidays are supposed to be celebrations of God and His goodness, NOT fear around food.
Taking Care of Your Mental Health/Eating Disorder Recovery Talk/General Recovery Podcasts
Addressing the Comparison Trap In Body Image, Social Media, and Eating! – Jess, my blogger friend from Devoted Existence, shares the wisdom of embracing the way God made you instead of wishing that you were someone else. She shares the beauty of being the best you can be without worrying about not being ‘good enough.’ She shares the loveliness of not comparing your walk with Jesus to another person’s walk with Jesus and feeling less than them; instead she encourages you to remember that when you see their walk with the Lord, what you see is JESUS! And it should make us want to know Jesus more and not feel bad that we aren’t exactly like them.
Why Eating Disorders Don’t Discriminate – Eating disorders don’t just affect girls. They don’t just affect girls who go to public school or private school either. In this episode I covered the fact that anybody can be affected by eating disorders, food pressures, or body image struggles.
Why Self Love Wasn’t My Problem – Take a listen . . . There was something incredible I discovered about recovery that has actually freed me to take care of my body for a far bigger reason than myself.
Why Struggling With My Identity Was the Core of My ED Struggles – Identity. IT’s a thing we all struggle with; who am I? Why was I put here? Why do I look the way I do? What if I can’t do what I loved to do? Does that mean that life isn’t worthwhile? In this episode I share my struggles with identity and why having an identity ROOTED in Jesus is the firm foundation that can never be moved no matter the circumstances in life.
Talking All Things Gut Struggles/My Issues with Digestion
(Take note: I’m not a health professional; these are just personal stories and things I’m learning! Make sure to talk with a health professional if you need help with your gut)
Taking Care of Your Gut and Learning to Eat Intuitively in Recovery – One of my recovery heroines, Janie shares her story about struggles with gut health in recovery and still learning to eat intuitively and not restrict.
In Christ alone,