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Life. Unrestricted. Podcast: Boost your body image and recover from food & exercise madness.

Aren’t you tired of hating your body, tired of counting calories, tired of making your scale decide whether you get to feel good today or (more likely) not? Aren’t you tired of feeling guilty for eating what you like, tired of exercising obsessively to get rid of that guilt? Tired of the negative self-talk-chatter in your head? Aren’t we all? So. Welcome home. Let’s start this journey toward body positivity, a better body image, acceptance of diversity and a more balanced approach to health; goodbye to body negativity, fat-phobia, disordered eating and a compulsive relationship to exercise. Confidence is an inside job and it’s high time we bust the myth that weight should dictate our worth. Let’s start this journey to loving our bodies from a Health At Every Size perspective and let’s nourish our body, mind and soul without going crazy.
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Jul 30, 2016
LU 006: Kaila Prins – How to stand up against society's restrictive standards and live life fully.

Are you ready to meet the first drag queen who is actually trapped in a woman’s body? In today's episode of the Life Unrestricted Podcast, I am chatting with Kaila Prins, the woman with the most awesome drag make up I've ever seen. She is a body positive burlesque and pole dancer and by that she is a performing woman... performing "woman"! Kaila is also a body positive wellness and recovery coach, feminist writer and speaker and a fellow podcastine... She talks about her 13-year battle with eating disorders, calorie counting, yo-yo dieting and compulsive exercise and has the most amazing guests. Kaila is one of the precious few voices who bring the taboo topics of eating disorders, exercise addiction, and body image obsession into the open and is an inspiration for thousands – myself included. This show will leave you feeling ready to change the world, one step towards self-acceptance at a time. You will hear us talk about:

– How "healthy" and "skinny" have nothing to do with each other
– How we are potentially harming ourselves by doing what society calls "healthy"
– How most eating disorders go undiagnosed in a culture that promotes harmful behaviors
– How to tell if you are exercise dependent and how to break free of exercise addiction
– How too much exercise can be severely damaging to our bodies, our fertility and our emotional health
– How our obsession to be skinny can keep us trapped in recovered-enough and how this can hold us trapped and certainly keeps us from enjoying life as fully as we could – How we can actually LET ourselves enjoy life, step out of our obsession to control our bodies and the need to be thinner
– How to get over our internalized fat-phobia and diet-culture mindset
– Why burlesque dancing is a great way to help you reconnect to and feel good in your body as it is returning to its happy weight
– How discovery is an important to leave the disordered mindset behind and step into your real self
– How discovering who you really are is worth so much more than living your life trying to match an unrealistic, distorted ideal
– How important it is to see behind media's messages, to understand the psychology of marketing, to educate ourselves how we are being marketed to and why advertisement is intended to make us feel "less than" and "not good enough", so that we, as customers, keep coming back
– How we can change the conversation, one brave woman at a time...

... And so much more!

 

Kaila is currently working on a program to work with clients who want to leave their exercise addiction and disordered eating behaviors behind and start living a fulfilling, satisfying life according to their own rules. You'll find out more about her, her blog, her dancing gigs and (soon) her program on her website: www.performingwoman.com
You can follow her on all the different social media platforms (@performingwoman) and her awesome podcast is here:
www.findingourhunger.com

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Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at:
http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/

 

Jul 25, 2016
Download Episode! Lovely ones... Yay! Welcome to episode 5 of the "Life Unrestricted Podcast"... ... You are going to love what you hear. In this episode of the "Life Unrestricted Podcast", you are going to meet Sarah Vance from Cincinnati, a truly fabulous chick who knows exactly what it means when we let the mission to "get our goal body" take over our lives. Sarah experienced first hand how – back when "her body was a project" – life can feel increasingly horrible, and that the more obsessed we become with weight and appearance, the more our health is at the risk of declining. As a former bikini model and exercise addict who was severely obsessed with food, weight, fitness and her appearance, she knows the battle of so many people in today's society. She has managed to step out of restriction misery and has healed her compulsive relationship to exercise. It has become her mission to help others reclaim their freedom with their bodies and their relationship to food. She is a body image coach who specializes in banishing body hate and in getting a handle on emotional eating. sarahvance This week, on the "Life Unrestricted Podcast", she shares with us: – How she slipped into the increasingly obsessive mindset where "good" was never "good enough" – How we often don't realize how sneakily a body- and weight-obsessed mentality can turn our life into a trap – Why she ignored her declining health (loss of period, injuries, hair falling out...) for so long – What the turning point for her was when she said "enough" – What the first crucial steps are when we want to heal our negative body image and self-loathing – How helpful it was to her to learn about the mechanisms of diet-culture and the way media portrays women – Why the majority of eating disorders aren't being detected and how our culture promotes disordered behavior as "healthy" – How body positivity helped her on her path towards body acceptance – What the most important steps are when we want to break free from obsessive behaviors – Why we need to detach "food" from "exercise" in our minds – How she got through the most difficult periods of recovery – Why she now celebrates every menstrual cycle she gets – How we can tackle the issue of "body image in the bedroom" – How she worked through her issues to now be able to enjoy a truly fulfilling sex life that was non-existent before – How she intends to help change the harmful existing paradigm that keeps so many people trapped in the idea that they have to "look good"... ... And so much more! Check out Sarah's awesome website and find out about her coaching business at: www.sarahvance.com Here's the link to the 2017 retreat in San Diego with Summer Innanen: www.reclaimretreat.com ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/ Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Please: Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid=stpr
Jul 2, 2016
LU 004: Keri-Anne Livingstone – Daring to suck can make all the difference in life...Download Episode! Boom! Welcome to episode number 4 of the Life. Unrestricted. Podcast! In this episode, Keri-Anne Livingstone and I are getting real about... getting real. As a Certified Empowerment Coach, impassioned speaker and "Edu-Tainer", Keri-Anne helps others towards radical self-acceptance, overcoming fear and how to be the truest version of themselves. She shares with us how, up until just a few years ago, she was an overwhelmed mother and disconnected woman living an unfulfilled corporate lifestyle, and only after many unexpected challenges in her life, she transformed her mindset by exploring the one concept that she is now teaching us... "Daring To Suck". Listen in and learn: – What she means when she says "dare to suck" – What the most important steps are in this process – How you can learn to tune in and get courageous enough to speak up – How we can implement her concept "Daring To Suck" into our lives – How a simple mindset-shift can propel us out of victim-mentality – Why it's not helping to make life all about "just be positive" – How we can learn to recognize the great gifts in our most difficult struggles – How we can make our own hot mess someone else’s miracle – How three simple words can set you on the right track to more self-confidence – What it takes to overcome self-doubt and to step into a feeling of self-worth – Why there’s no need to be afraid of fear when we know what it wants to tell us... ... And so much more! keri-anne-livingstone Find out more about Keri-Anne and her Daring To Suck program here: www.keriannelivingstone.com and: www.daringtosuck.ca You can follow her on all the different social media platforms, and you are invited to join her Facebook group called „Empathetic Badasses unite“! ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join/ Lotsa love, Meret Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Please: Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid=stpr
Jul 1, 2016
Download Episode! That’s it! Here it is: The Life. Unrestricted. Podcast! The show that might just make you feel better about yourself, your body and your worth beyond your jeans size. So before you start the next diet to „finally lose that weight“, stop right there and listen in. Let me ask you: When is enough enough? Aren’t you tired of hating your body, tired of counting calories, tired of making your scale decide whether you get to feel good today or (more likely) not? Aren’t you tired of feeling guilty for eating what you like, tired of exercising obsessively to get rid of that guilt? Aren't yo tired of the negative self-talk-chatter in your head? Aren’t we all? So. Welcome home. Welcome to the Life. Unrestricted. Podcast. Let me take you on a different journey. Meret Boxler Life Unrestriced iTUnes   As I recover from excess dieting, disordered eating, from exercise addiction, and – generally – an awful body image, I want to share what I learn, share my struggles and, most of all, I want to bring you the very best experts and the most inspiring guests who share their insights on Health At Every Size (HAES), read: How to approach real health and get to that place where we can live a life free of food fears, body shame and obsessive dieting. We will learn how to break that vicious diet-binge cycle, how to make piece with our body and how to stop diet-mentality rule us. In this very first episode, I will share with you: – Why I am so passionate to educate people about the harm the diet-industry does to us – How, for all my life, I was believing in very harmful messages of a weight-obsessed world – Why I let my life become smaller than a prison cell – Why podcasts basically saved my life – Why I am crazy enough to create a podcast in a language that is not my own – How studying with Brené Brown made me believe in myself enough to DO THIS – Why I believe we can combat our shame if we share our stories – What I think it is that we need to get rid of if we want to succeed in living truly healthy and at peace with our body, no matter what its current size is – Why I am a big proponent about Health At Every Size (HAES) – Why Health At Every Size (HAES) is about anything BUT „promoting obesity“ – What I believe it takes to truly appreciate and celebrate the body-diversity out there – Why I believe we all need some loving support on this difficult journey toward a life that is not ruled by dieting, food fears and exercise compulsions – Why and when I find myself still falling back into my own diet-mentality-possessed brain and how I need just as much support as anyone... ... And so much more! Let’s start this journey toward body positivity, acceptance of diversity and a more balanced approach to health; goodbye to body negativity, fat-phobia, disordered eating and a compulsive relationship to exercise. Confidence is an inside job and it’s high time we bust the myth that weight should dictate our worth. Let’s start this journey to loving our bodies from a Health At Every Size perspective and let’s nourish our body, mind and soul without going crazy. (And if you like the show, please make sure you subscribe to it on iTunes, as soon as it's up! Thank you so much!) ********* Don't forget!********* Make sure to join my tribe and meet some of the most supportive, loving and kind people of all shapes and sizes, including great coaches and leaders! We’re right over here at: http://www.lifeunrestricted.org/join Please consider supporting the podcast with a donation by becoming a "Patreon"; so that I can keep producing it. Thank you! Here's the link: https://www.patreon.com/lifeunrestricted Please: Do subscribe on iTunes (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/ch/podcast/life.-unrestricted.-podcast/id1130713233?mt=2 or on Stitcher (Android): http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=93987&refid=stpr
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