Happy 2018 my pod-squad!
Hope your 2018 is off to a wonderful start! I just wanted to say that my wish for all of you as we embark on 2018 is to just continue becoming the best expert on YOU, to continue getting to know yourself, listening to where your heart calls you, and remain open to receive all the world has to offer you.
I just want you to know that I’m not here to tell you how you need to change, just to send a little encouragement. And remind you that you don’t HAVE to change just because it’s a new year. And at the same time, you’re allowed to change however (and whenever) you’d like.
I have to say that this is a very special episode. I know I’ve said this before but I’ve never actually hosted someone specifically because of their expertise. Today I’m talking with my good friend Cheryl Wells.
Cheryl B. Wells, MS, LPC, CEDS is a licensed professional counselor and Certified Eating Disorder therapist. I thought having an expert on the show would help start a healthy dialogue around such an uncomfortable and often avoided topic. To bring some language to a conversation where we often don’t know where to begin.
Also just a friendly Disclaimer that there may be topics we discuss that you personally find triggering, and that is okay! Please just do whatever it is that you need to do to take care of yourself. Remember if this is a topic you’re uncomfortable with feel free to skip this episode.
IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
✔️ How to identify disordered eating behavior
✔️ An eating disorder (ED) is not about food
✔️ The many misconceptions in our society about ED’s
✔️ Can you fully recover from an ED?
✔️ Setting boundaries and why this is especially important for people pleasers
✔️ “People Pleasers” and the challenge they often face with finding happiness within themselves
✔️ How you treat yourself communicates to others how they should treat you
✔️ What triggers and ED to manifest
✔️ Risk factors that can prime you to have disordered eating behavior
– Having a parent that was frequently dieting
– Being overweight as a child and being teased/ bullied
– Playing a sport where appearance or weight were of great focus
✔️ Debunking the following myths around Eating Disorders:
– That people with ED’s are vain
– Doing a diet is normal: our cultural norm to be hyper-focused on body image
– Having an ED is a cry for attention
– It’s the parents fault
✔️ Red Flags: How to recognize disordered eating behavior
“Eating disorders are the visible expression of inner pain” – Dr. Ed Tyson
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & BOOKS:
- Life Without Ed
- 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder
- Eating in the Light of the Moon
- Surviving an Eating Disorder
- National Eating Disorders Association
RECOMMENDED PODCASTS FOR EATING DISORDERS:
- Mental Note: Journeys of Health and Recovery
- ED Matters
- The Sonder Podcast with Kirsten Haglund
- The Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast
- The Recovery Warrior Show
- The Eating Disorders Recovery Podcast (different than the first one)
And I’m so excited to share with you that since releasing the last episode, the Liveng Proof Podcast is officially available on SPOTIFY (as well as itunes of course)! Be sure to tap on that follow button so you don’t miss a thing!
Also I’d love to hear what you think of this episode! Do you want to hear more episodes like this? What’s your favorite episode? What do you want to hear more of?
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