The Final Episode of Season 2

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you the final episode of Season 2!!! I am so grateful for you showing up week after week and for all of your support. I am STOKED about the plans I have coming up for Season 3 and can’t wait to share it all with you. If you have requests on topics or guests you would like to hear, send me an email or DM me on the gram.

In this episode, I share some REALLY exciting things happening in the next few months (including a sneak peak of the GROUP PROGRAM my cofounder of She Craves Truth, Celina, and I are running VERY SOON) I also dig into how we can make this journey work FOR US and how there is always opportunity and growth in the ups AND downs.

Let me know if any questions, thank you again for following along this season and I hope you enjoy this episode!

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The Expectations We Place On Ourselves

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you another solo episode. I wanted to talk about the expectations we place on ourselves, how they are not always ours, and how they can hold us back from truly experiencing life. 

So in this episode, I dig into a time in my life when I placed my worthiness in my external world and how the fear of judgement held me back from going after what I wanted. I discuss how our expectations can be adopted from our external world and how we can let go of the ones that do not serve us. I also talk about how we can make this whole journey feel a whole lot better just by deciding to treat ourselves with more compassion.

Let me know if any questions and I hope you enjoy this episode!

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Ditching Diet Culture Doesn’t Mean I Don’t Take Care Of My Body

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you another solo episode. I get A LOT of comments around, “but if I stop dieting, then I will just stop taking care of my body.”

So in this episode, I discuss how ditching diet culture doesn’t have to mean that we no longer care for our bodies. Rather, we are getting the opportunity to stop fighting ourselves. To create a relationship with our bodies. To learn to listen. Like really, really listen.

Because in the end each get to decide what healthy feels like.

Let me know if any questions and I hope you enjoy this episode!

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Michelle Dufford on Creating A Life That Feels Exciting

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you a guest episode with my dear friend Michelle Dufford to dig into all things core values, vision/goal setting, the power of positive language, and creating a life that feels exciting.

In this episode, we break down how to create core values and what it means to fill your cup first. Vision and goal setting and how to feel what we want to feel in pursuit of our goals. Being aware of our thoughts and how to start shifting our perspective while still allowing ourselves to feel the entire spectrum of emotions. Coming to a place of acceptance with where we are at. Where guilt comes from and how to start letting go of it and so much more.

A little about Michelle: Michelle Dufford is the founder of CREATE possibility + has been in the practice of goal coaching for over 8 years. Michelle's strong commitment to CREATE - ing space for others to live their life on purpose is experienced in every session, whether 1x1 or in group settings.  You can find Michelle on instagram at @create_possibility_ or connect on her website at http://createpossibility.yolasite.com

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!

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Placing Our Worth In Our End Results

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you another solo episode. This weeks topic was inspired by our She Craves Truth Free live call on Tuesday night.. All about the why behind wanting to lose weight.

Understanding the why behind our goals and dreams in this life can give us insight into where we are placing our happiness and what kinds of beliefs we have about ourselves. If we are always saying “I will be happy when…” or “ I will be worthy and enough when…” we are always going to be on the chase.

In this episode, I help you break down the why behind your goals and how to identify if you’re being driven by a negative, non serving belief. But most importantly I explain how to start shifting all of it so that you can feel happy now AND get to where you want to be in life (and that might look like shifting some goals/deep seeded beliefs around).

Let me know if any questions and I hope you enjoy this episode!

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An Intro Into Meditation and Getting Clear on What You Want

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you another solo episode.. But one that is way different than usual. Because I am giving you one of my free meditations (from my 5 day challenge) right in this episode.


This past weekend I lead an event with two other amazing coaches all about mindfulness and getting present with yourself. I feel meditation and getting present are buzzwords today with so many mixed meanings on what they are and how to utilize them. So in this episode I break down what meditation can actually look like and how to use it to get clear on what it is that you desire out of this life, out of this journey to finding body acceptance. I recommend you don’t listen to the second half driving or working out this week ;)

Let me know if any questions and I hope you enjoy this episode!

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Celina Rosso and Jill Dreisilker on What Does It Mean To Have Body Acceptance

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In this episode, we break down what body acceptance actually is and what it looks like to start accepting your body. We sift through the mixed messages out the about self love and what it means to love your body.. How you don’t actually HAVE to love your body to have self acceptance. We also explain how to have more compassion with yourself throughout this journey, why we created She Craves Truth, and how you are so not alone on this journey.

A little about Celina, Jill, and She Craves Truth: Celina is an Emotional Eating Coach who helps women ditch their struggle with dieting & binge eating so they have the confidence to go for what they want. Jill is a Food & Body Confidence Coach who helps women end their struggle with food and learn to feel confident and free in their body! She Craves Truth is a free Facebook community for women supporting women who are ready to dive into all things food, body & the shit no one talks about. We’re here to answer questions you’ve been hesitant to ask in order to get the results in life you’ve always desired. We’re here to empower women by providing the tools and framework to change their own lives.

Every Tuesday 8pm EST, the 3 of us will be hosting free live group chats every week where we’ll have an open conversation about the biggest struggles with food, body and real life problems and how to actually resolve them.

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!

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How To Change How You Speak To and About Yourself

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you another solo episode (more guest episodes coming next month!) all about changing the way you speak to and about yourself.

This episode is all about really looking at the way you speak ABOUT yourself around other people, how to set boundaries around diet culture conversations, shifting the way you talk TO yourself, and more.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

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Being Present and Human Connection

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you another solo episode (more guest episodes coming next month!) all about being present and human connection. I also talk about my FREE 5 DAY CHALLENGE launching May 27th. Make sure you’re signed up here

This episode is all about my history with female relationships, taking responsibility for our actions and our emotions, the importance of eye contact, creating a new story around what it means to be vulnerable, deep human connection and more.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

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  • Want to make sure you have access to your FREE 5 days to Jumpstart Your Body Acceptance Journey? Join here

  • Enter to win your gift card by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes and filling out this form

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Navigating Rest Days, Exercise Addiction, and Self Worth

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you another solo episode that was requested by you! How to navigate exercise addiction, rest days, and the self worth that gets tied up in it all.

I walk you through some tips I find helpful around reconnecting to our bodies, the difference between an emotional hunger cue and a physical hunger cue, how to understand the intention behind our actions (specifically when it comes to exercise), how to bring joy back into our movement, some tips on incorporating more rest days, and more.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

Resources from the episode:

  • Want to make sure you have access to your FREE 5 days to Jumpstart Your Body Acceptance Journey? Join here

  • Enter to win your gift card by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes and filling out this form

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Shame and How To Have More Compassion For Yourself

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you another solo episode that really hit home for me this week, it was just one of those episodes that I felt burning in my heart to discuss

I walk you through some tips I find helpful when shame comes to visit, whether that be about something you experienced in your past 10 years ago or with something that happened yesterday. Because releasing the shame and accepting the past is how you can start to move forward with love.

Keep me posted on how these tools work for you and I hope you enjoy this episode!

Resources from the episode:

  • Want to make sure you have access to your FREE 5 days to Jumpstart Your Body Acceptance Journey? Join here

  • Enter to win your gift card by leaving a rating and a review on iTunes and filling out this form

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How To Navigate Triggers When Shopping for Clothes

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you another solo episode that came from a request from you around how to navigate triggers when shopping for clothes.

I walk you through some of my most helpful tools and give you tips to practice in the moment when you start to feel frustrated in the Target dressing room (I mean.. do you shop anywhere else?!)

I am also announcing my first contest/giveaway for the podcast and an opportunity to get your hands on a gift card to one of my FAVORITE places to shop. Everything you need to enter are linked in the show notes.

Keep me posted on how these tools work for you and I hope you enjoy this episode!

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A Solo Episode: The Biggest Game Changer In My Journey To Body Acceptance

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you a solo episode all about the tool that changed the game for me on my journey to body acceptance and finding freedom around food, exercise, and my body.

I walk you through the exact process of learning how to implement this tool and how to practice it for yourself. It was seriously what changed the game for me in creating a better relationship with my body.

If you try it let me know how it lands for you and I hope you enjoy this episode

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Jake Gifford on Weight Stigma and Looking at Exercise Beyond Weight Loss

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you a guest episode with Personal Trainer, Jake Gifford (@thephitcoach), to talk about weight stigma and his unique approach to personal training.

In this episode, we dive into why Jake doesn't encourage weight loss and instead calls for a paradigm shift by reframing exercise as an activity that can be beneficial beyond the way we look. We talk about weight stigma and the biases around people in different body types, removing the fear around exercise, finding intuitive movement that brings you joy, and more.

A little about Jake: Jake is an experienced personal trainer who focuses on tearing down the barriers to exercise and emphasizes an inclusive approach to fitness that goes beyond how we look. He holds a masters degree in sports, health and exercise science with a keen interest in physical activity engagement whilst acknowledging social determinants of health.

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

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A Solo Episode on the Steps I Take to Help Me Process Feelings of Anxiety

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you a solo episode all about the steps I take when anxiety or overwhelm or stress shows up.

“Stress is not allowed here. It is bad, wrong, and needs to be fixed” This was the story I had created for myself for as long as I can remember.  And as soon as I felt that uncomfortable sensation, I did everything possible to get rid of it. I didn’t know how to feel it, I didn’t want to feel it so I avoided it all together.

And I am learning I am not alone in this. So many of us have a negative relationship to stress and overwhelm. We either focus too much on the thoughts that created those sensations in the first place or we avoid the anxiety/stress completely… either by numbing out on something or obsessively trying to control our external world. Anything to feel better. Anything to not feel the overwhelm.

But the funny thing is in order to feel better, we need to feel.. Which many of us have stopped doing or don’t know how to do anymore. Which is why I wanted to share the following steps to help you get out of your head, back into your body, and actually allow the emotion to be released.

If you try any of this let me know how it lands for you and I hope you enjoy this episode.

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Lara Briden on Hormones, Birth Control, and All Things Periods

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Episode 42: Lara Briden on Hormones, Birth Control, and All Things Periods

This week on the podcast I am bringing you a guest episode with Dr. Lara Briden (author of Period Repair Manual) and I am SO excited to share this interview. Lara answers my 10000 questions on all things periods, hormones, birth control, and more.

In this episode we dig into what a healthy period looks like, symptoms of HA and PCOS (and how sometimes the two can be confused), how low carb diets could lead to a lack of ovulation and why ovulation is SO important for our health as women, an honest conversation about hormonal birth control and how it affects the body, endometriosis, PMS and so much more.

A little about Lara: Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and the period revolutionary—leading the change to better periods. Informed by a strong science background and more than twenty years with patients, Lara is a passionate communicator about women's health and alternatives to hormonal birth control.  Her book Period Repair Manual is a manifesto of natural treatment for better hormones and better periods and provides practical solutions using nutrition, supplements, and natural hormones. Now in its second edition, the book has been an underground sensation and has worked to quietly change the lives of tens of thousands of women.

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did

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Chris Sandel on Weight Set Point Theory

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you a guest episode with Chris Sandel, host of Real Health Radio. A few months ago, I came across one of Chris’s podcast episodes on Weight Set Point Theory (which is linked up in the show notes, I highly recommend checking it out for more info) and wanted to have a conversation around this topic.

So, in this episode we dig into Weight Set Point Theory, what it is and some of the science behind it, explaining calories in calories out and how it is not as simple as it is made out to be, the MANY different things that factor into a person's health and weight, embracing diversity, understanding what healthy means to you, and more. We go into several studies, science, and research around these topics, so if you like facts this episode is for you ;)

A little about Chris: Chris Sandel is a UK based nutritionist. He studied at the College of Naturopathic Medicine before setting up his own company, Seven Health, in 2009. He now works with clients all over the world.

Chris’ approach to food and health is non-dogmatic, and he helps his clients to find their own personal best health, whatever that means for each individual. He understands that health isn’t just about the food you eat, and so focuses on a wide range of factors. He has a specific interest in the psychology of eating, improving client’s relationships with food and body image issues.

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!


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A solo episode on Sex and Sobriety

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you a solo episode.. A raw part of my sobriety story that I have not yet shared on the pod.

For years I searched outside of myself to feel a certain kind of way. I used alcohol to numb my emotionality because I didn’t know how to feel. I relied on men and other people outside of myself to feel wanted, worthy, enough. I got to a point where I didn’t know what I wanted or who I was anymore.

In this episode I talk about all of those things. I talk about my breaking point in Colorado where I knew I needed to make some kind of change, any kind of change because I felt so unfulfilled, so empty from the booze, from the nights out, from constantly trying to get external validation.

I talk about how using our external world to feel something doesn’t work for the long run. It is such a temporary, unfulfilling way to search for wholeness. Because in the end, we are the only ones that can truly embrace and feel our worth.. It already exists, we just need to lean into it. To feel it. To truly start believing it. No drink or one night stand or external vice will truly bring us those things.

If you are struggling with any of these things, I promise you are not alone and there is another way. I would love to support you <3

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Maddy Moon On Sexual Shame and Stepping Into Our Feminine

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you a guest episode with the lovely Maddy Moon. A few months ago, I came across one of Maddy’s podcast episodes on Sexual Shame. It soo resonated with me and felt we needed to be having more conversations like this.

So, in this episode we dig into why we think women have shame around our sexuality today, how we can begin to speak our truth/honor our intuition rather than always listening to other people's expectations of us, masculine energy vs feminine energy, how we can start supporting our fellow sisters, getting back into our bodies, allowing ourselves to experience pleasure and so much more.

A little about Maddy: Madelyn Moon is an author, podcast host, retreat leader and transformational life coach. She is a guiding force for masculine-minded women who want to stop over-thinking their lives away and live with more trust, intuition and feminine flow.

Driven by perfectionism for years, Maddy found herself always trying to do more, be more and accomplish more-- a dangerous cycle that only led to more distance between her and her dreams, self-love and intuition. Through meditation, embodiment, and the art of slowing down, she healed her heart, embraced her unique feminine essence, and learned to love her tender body; she teaches others across the world to do the same through her podcast Mind Body Musings, website MaddyMoon.com and ongoing retreats.

This is an honest conversation between two women about the change we hope to continue seeing. My hope is it will spark even more conversations and we can keep building sisterhood between all women. Please go check out Maddy and her work, she is truly a beautiful soul.

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!

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Part Two On How to Stop Feeling Guilty Around Food

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you a bonus solo episode. I wanted to use this space to break down a workbook I recently created about ending our guilt around food.

The binge restrict mentality was my cycle for years and it was the secret I kept from the rest of the world. Everyone thought I was “the healthy one..” so that is the identity I chose to live out day after day. I always felt like a fraud. I felt trapped in a body I didn’t know or want. I so desperately wanted to feel free, to escape from the constant guilt. The constant chatter of you’re not doing enough. And I know I am not alone in this.

So, in todays episode I dive into part two of this series to uncover the layers, help understand where the guilt is coming from, and ultimately show how we can start moving forward from a place of love instead. The content goes hand in hand with a workbook I recently created (you can get that link on my website or in the show notes) I encourage you to follow along.

Let me know if you have thoughts, feedback, questions, and if you are following along. I hope you enjoy this episode!

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