Amanda - A Recovery Journey to Self-Love

Amanda tells about her struggles and relapses with anorexia and depression and shares treatment tools She and I talk about our experiences with residential treatment, coping skills and motivation in recovery, blind weights, relationships, and more.

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Mollie(convo) - Clinician, Boxer, Lover of Pancakes

In my conversation with Mollie we talk about the amazingness of the female body, as well as give advice for how parents can approach puberty with their daughters. We also talk about the neuroscience behind bulimia, Overeaters Anonymous, and the recovery vs recovered debate from the standpoint of the 12-steps.

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Mollie(story) - Clinician, Boxer, Lover of Pancakes

Mollie tells of life growing up in LA culture and how puberty and the implications of developing a woman’s body impacted her struggle with bulimia. Now a clinician in the eating disorder field, Mollie talks about the neuroscience behind bulimia and how the 12-steps and boxing helped her in her recovery. 

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Colleen(convo) - HAES Informed Clinical Psychologist, Living Life in Color

In my conversation with Colleen we talk more about the biopsychosocial model of mental health and illness, personality traits in people with eating disorders, advice for people who are in recovery that want to work in the eating disorder field, Health at Every Size, and more.

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Colleen (story) - HAES Informed Clinical Psychologist, Living Life in Color

In her story, Colleen describes the “perfect storm” that led to her eating disorder. Now a Health at Every Size informed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia, Colleen also tells of how finding meaning and purpose in her life helped her in her recovery. As someone who escaped the fire of an eating disorder, she is running back with buckets of water to help those still stuck.

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Steph(interview) - Boss of "Body Banter" & Recovering from Anorexia

In Steph’s interview we talk more about the diet culture in Hong Kong, how she learned to accept that she was more than just her eating disorder, and how CrossFit helped her in her recovery. She also talks about how YOU can get involved in Body Banter.

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Steph(story) - Boss of "Body Banter" & Recovering from Anorexia

Steph struggled with anorexia while growing up in Hong Kong. In her story she talks about the impact that the extreme diet in Hong Kong had on her. In addition to extreme diet culture, Hong Kong also had a major lack of eating disorder awareness and treatment options. As a result, Steph recovered at home with the support of her family. Steph is now a student at Duke University and is the founder of Body Banter, which is an online platform that aims to engage communities in increased discussions about body image, raise awareness about the diversity in our experiences of body image issues and to make body positivity practices accessible and engaging.

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Susan(interview) - Writer & Emerging Lioness in Recovery

Susan’s interview starts off with a poem that she wrote about her eating disorder. We then talk more about journaling, body knowledge, reiki, and other kinds of therapeutic modalities that Susan is finding helpful. Vegetarianism/veganism in the eating disorder world are also discussed, as well as her relationship with food now, and the hero’s journey.

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Susan(story) - Writer & Emerging Lioness in Recovery

Susan is a writer and a yogini who has recently found her voice (hear her roar). In her story she tells about recovering from an eating disorder while growing up in a household riddled with drugs and alcohol and having severe depression. Having only started therapy 6 months ago, much of Susan’s story is about self-recovery through journaling, yoga, reiki, meditation, and forming a relationship with cooking and food. Susan’s eating disorder caused her whole body to hurt with nerve damage and she found freedom from the pain through somatic therapies that taught her how to express her feelings and emotions, rather than staying silent and keeping them in

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Jaclyn - Body Positive Raging Feminist

Jaclyn is a first-year PhD student studying post-feminist ideology. In her story, Jaclyn talks about a doctor putting her on a diet at age 8, how her perfectionism affected her ED and recovery, and how much she loves and is proud of the work that she is doing. In her interview we talk about her current relationship with her body, why we love being women, what women empowerment actually means, and how socioeconomic status can affect a person’s ability to access recovery.

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Jess - Bad Ass Recovered Therapist

Jess is a therapist who primarily works with adolescents with eating disorders because she was an adolescent when she was in recovery. Now recovered from all types of eating disorders, Jess tells the story of what it was like to be in treatment and recovery as a teenager and how she shifted her identity from someone with an eating disorder to someone who is a true bad ass. Other topics include advice for the loved ones of adolescents with eating disorders and body positive, fat acceptance literary suggestions.

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Jen(interview) - Mother, Therapist, Recovered from Bulimia

In the interview portion of Jen's episode, we go deeper into the topics of rehab, pregnancy, and motherhood. We also talk about depression, blind weights, intuitive eating, and the DBT skill of opposite action.

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Jen(Story) - Mother, Therapist, Recovered from Bulimia

In this episode Jen tells a detailed account of her struggle with and recovery from bulimia. Her story consists of what her life was like during her illness, her positive experiences in residential treatment, and what it was like to be in recovery from an eating disorder while pregnant and with a newborn. We also talk about depression, blind weights, intuitive eating, and the DBT skill of opposite action.

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Kristie - HAPPY and Recovered EDNOS

Episode 5 features Kristie, owner of the company Recovered Living. In her story Kristie talks about how she became the hero of her own journey by finding support even though she lived in a village of just 35 people in New Zealand. This episode also discusses body image, trusting your body, exercise, self-care, and offers advice for loved ones of those with eating disorders.  

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Kim - Reverend, Yogi, Recovering Bulimic

Episode 4 features Kim, a yoga teacher and an ordained minister. Her story and interview will touch on how yoga and religion have helped her in her recovery from bulimia, eating disorders in the black community, and how when one person is brave enough to shine their light by sharing their truth, it has the potential to inspire other people to do the same.

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Blanning - Human Rights Activist, Recovered Anorexic

Episode 2 features an interview with Blanning Egan. Blanning is a human rights activist who tells the story of her past struggle with anorexia, drinking, and drugs. Blanning talks about how yoga and meditation helped her when formal treatment did not and the impact that travel and human connection has had on her recovery.

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Kristen - Recovery Coach, Yoga Teacher, Recovered Anorexic

In this first episode of the Eating Disorder Recovery Speakers Podcast, I tell the story of my struggle with anorexia. I talk about what triggered it, what my treatment was like, my relapse, and how yoga and community took me from being in recovery to being recovered. I also answer questions that I collected from people on facebook who are struggling with eating disorders.

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