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#027 Hungry for Happiness with Sam Skelly

 

“You cannot heal something you hate” 
“Dieting and binge eating is rooted in fear.”
“Suppressed anger is one of the main reasons you are using food as a drug.” 
“You have to decide you are worth it.”
These are just a few of the powerful truth bombs today’s guest shares in her book.  There are many more.  I highly suggest you listen to this episode, giving it your fullest presence…and read her book.
In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Samantha Skelly – an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and emotional eating expert who has revolutionized the weight loss industry by examining the individual and underlying causes of eating disorders. She has shared her mission on an international platform and continues to spread her message and transform the lives of thousands of people through the Phoenix Formula, motivational speaking engagements, the Hungry for Happiness podcast, worldwide international retreats, and her Amazon best-selling book, Hungry for Happiness: One Woman’s Guide From Fighting Food to Finding Freedom.
Hungry for Happiness is a movement of women dedicated to ending the fight with food and their bodies by addressing the underlying causes of emotional eating. When we heal our connection to our bodies and reestablish trust in ourselves, we realize our problems really have very little to do with food.
In this episode, you are going to hear Sam and I chat about:
  • her path to finding freedom from weight loss obsession, body shame, the diet/binge cycle, over-exercising and clean eating 
  • the internal issues causing your struggle with your body.
  • how every choice you make is either self-loving or self-violent.
  • why suffering is a learned behavior.
  • the power of observation.
  • how your life is a reflection of your beliefs.
  • why you need to be willing to be in the process of transformation and healing, AND allow it to be messy.
  • how to let go of dieting and still honor your health.
  • how your identity is keeping you stuck.
  • why it is ok to not like your body.
  • why self-honesty is a KEY to transformation.
  • what self-acceptance truly is.
  • how to create self-trust.
Learn more about Sam at Hungry for Happiness.
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#025 The Truth about Food & Your Body with Kyla Sokoll-Ward

 

 

“For some reason, we are truly convinced that if we criticize ourselves, the criticism will lead to change. If we are harsh, we believe we will end up being kind. If we shame ourselves, we believe we end up loving ourselves. It has never been true, not for a moment, that shame leads to love. Only love leads to love.” – Geneen Roth

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Kyla Sokoll-Ward – a self-love coach on a mission to change the way women relate to themselves. She teaches women to love their fears, trust the universe, and redefine their worthiness so that they can fall in love with themselves and step into their badass feminine power. She spent years perfecting her body and diet, hoping it would bring her happiness (spoiler alert: it didn’t). But once she kicked her limiting beliefs, found body bliss, and embraced unconditional self-love, there was no turning back.

Kyla and I share a lot of truths about the food/body struggle.  We have both been there.  If you struggle in this area, I know it is hard to hear — its not about food and your body….b/c it really feels like it is.  We totally get that.  I am encouraging you to dive a little deeper for yourself.  Really think about how what we talk about, could apply to you and your life.

In this episode, you are going to hear Kyla and I chat about:

  • her path to finding freedom from orthorexia, body shame, the diet/binge cycle, over-exercising and clean eating righteousness.
  • how struggling with your body/food is only a symptom.
  • how your beliefs are at the core of your suffering.
  • why the end goal is not to always love your body.
  • the pattern we call the “Weighting” Game.
  • what you must give up to experience food freedom.
  • how the foundation of health is mental/emotional.
  • why we as humans hold on to struggle.
  • how disconnection and the food/body obsession go hand and hand.
  • how clean eating is often an excuse for disordered eating.
  • how we are seeking desired feelings through external means.

Learn more about Kyla at KylaSW.

Join the IMperfectly Healthy Community FB Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/IMperfectlyhealthycommunity/

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#021 Heal Body Shame, Stop Binge Eating & BE the Badass Goddess You Really Are with Caty Pasternak

 

What if your obsession with food is really a distraction?  If you weren’t thinking about food and/or your body all the time, where would your energy go? What in your life is on hold until you lose weight?  How is your “weight” giving you the excuse to “wait”?

Things are about to get real in this powerful, and fun, episode!

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Caty Pasternak – an empowerment coach and speaker for women who have tried to just “love themselves more”, but still feels stuck in anxiety, insecurity and out-of-control emotions or behaviors. Caty blends self-love, spirituality, neuroplasticity, personal development and straight up love and laughter to help women create real, long-lasting change in their brains and in their lives so they can finally be the sexy, confident and successful goddess they were born to be.

Caty is down-to-earth, incredibly passionate and absolutely hilarious!

In this episode, you are going to hear Caty share:

  • her story of overcoming body shame, binge eating, and exercise obsession to living a life of empowerment, self-love and fullest expression of who she really is.
  • what is really going on in the fitness competition industry.
  • the KEY to shifting all struggles with food, weight and your body.
  • the in’s and out’s of the Binge Brain.
  • why self-sabotage is normal.
  • how food and sex are connected.
  • why you must have a spiritual practice to heal from body shame and disordered eating.
  • what confidence really is and how to claim it.
  • how your feminine flow and expression is unique to you.
  • how to understand and embrace your fears and shadow self.
  • and SO much more!

Learn more about Caty at www.catypasternak.com

Check out her podcast – The Spiritual Gangster Podcast

Join the IMperfectly Healthy Community FB Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/IMperfectlyhealthycommunity/

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You are Your Own Healer with Sarah Small

 

 

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, Faith interviews Sarah Small, a health, lifestyle, & mindset coach for women with autoimmune disease. She helps empower women to get UN-stuck and be their own best healer through 1:1 coaching, online group programs, meditation, tapping, crystals, nutritional changes, essential oils, muscle testing, and strategic intervention. Sarah also works as a yoga and meditation teacher in Colorado (where she lives) and hosts an autoimmune book club.

Sarah shares her incredible journey with a mystery illness and heart-break, and how it lead her down the path of spirituality, personal growth and finding her own wholeness. You are going to hear Sarah share her insight and wisdom on:

  • what is missing from the world of treating autoimmune
  • the ball and chain of chronic illness
  • the dangers of perfectionism
  • creating boundaries with others and what can happen when you don’t
  • listening and trusting your own body’s wisdom
  • four of our mutual favorite tools for healing, loving support and transformation.

Connect with Sarah at www.autoimmunetribe.com and/or on social media at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1477095185932809/ 

Resources for support and/or mentioned in the show:

IMperfectly Healthy Community FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IMperfectlyhealthycommunity/ 

EFT Tapping: http://www.thetappingsolution.com/what-is-eft-tapping/ 

Essential Oils: https://www.mydoterra.com/faithshevlin/#/

Nourish Medical Center: www.nourishmedicalcenter.com 

Nourish TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7YzzV95hL3m2gFxVtfOqJA 

Institute for Functional Medicine: https://www.functionalmedicine.org/ 

Jessica Flanigan, The Loving Diet: https://aiplifestyle.com/ 

Paleo Mom: https://www.thepaleomom.com/ 

Autoimmune Paleo: http://autoimmunewellness.com/ 

Mastin Kipp: http://mastinkipp.com/ 

Gabby Bernstein: https://gabbybernstein.com/ 

 

 

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The Anatomy of Eating Disorders: starving for joy, self-care and pleasure

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In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, Faith interviews Charmayne Kilcup, a heart and soul coach that specializes in helping people overcome heartache, emotional trauma, and spiritual crises. Charmayne has her Masters in Counseling and her Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology. She is also trained in Noetic Field Therapy®, Reconnective Healing®, and Thetahealing®.

You are going to hear Charmayne share how she transformed her own struggle with food and her body, from a place of pain, to a life filled with joy.

She offers powerful wisdom on: 

  • the two root causes of disordered eating and body shame
  • what women are really hungry for
  • the power of BEing
  • what really makes you attractive 
  • the importance of filling your cup first
  • why the impulse to “binge” is actually good
  • the magic of the feminine and the impact cultural conditioning has had
  • practicing self-forgiveness to heal your inner wounds

Connect with Charmayne at www.charmaynekilcup.com 

Mentioned in the show:

Geneen Roth: www.geneenroth.com

Allison Armstrong: www.understandmen.com and www.queenscode.com

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The Gift of Illness: Autoimmune, Love and Waking Up

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In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, Faith interviews Laurie da Silveira, a certified nutrition consultant with a masters degree in counseling living in the Bay Area. She is the owner of Vibrant Living with Laurie, where she sees individual clients and offers group classes regarding holistic nutrition and heart-centered healing. She is also the co-founder of the Love is Medicine: Guiding Clients to the Cure Within Practitioner Training.

You are going to hear about why Laurie sees her own health challenges as a gift, the role of limiting beliefs in illness, the healing power of forgiveness as well as:

  • why addressing health physically often isn’t enough
  • the common limiting beliefs that precede illness and health issues
  • the power of taking responsibility for your body and life
  • why you are a big huge mansion
  • how illness can become your identity and keep you stuck
  • how to find peace and appreciation on your health journey
  • the mental/emotional/spiritual causes of thyroid and digestive imbalances

Connect with Laurie at www.vibrantliving.us

 

Mentioned in the show:

Direct Labs: www.directlabs.com

Heart Math: www.hearthmath.org 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdneZ4fIIHE

Gaps Diet Book: http://www.gapsdiet.com/home.html

Mystery School: http://www.livinginthepresence.net/

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How to embrace what is

When it comes to your reality, no matter what you are dealing with, you have a choice.

You can embrace what is, or resist what is.

A health issue. Your body.  Your bank account. A dysfunctional relationship.

Most of us choose to resist.  We ignore, fight, try harder, blame, frantically try to fix and change what is.  Resistance is hard.  It is tight, stressful, rigid and toxic. It is also comfortable and automatic.

Continue reading “How to embrace what is”

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See your food cravings in a new light

If you’re like I used to be, you have likely been struggling with food cravings forever. And, also like me, you’ve likely tried a number of diets and strategies that haven’t worked long term. I know how frustrating this can be, and how defeating it feels to try to “be good” all the time. Because it never works, right? You do well for a while, avoiding all those foods you love.  Then you end up giving in and devouring a whole bag of candy or chips.  Then it all goes out the window…

It doesn’t have to be that way.

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I put this guide together so you can start to learn some foundational lifestyle habits that can help you find more confidence around your food choices. The information I’m sharing is not about deprivation or the latest strict diet; it’s about creating healthy sustainable habits that have been proven to both help keep cravings in check, and improve overall well-being at the same time.

Get my 5 Ways to Overcome Your Food Cravings –> HERE

And let me know what you think.  I would love to know how these tips resonate with you.  Email me at faith@faithshevlin.com to continue the conversation =)

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Why something you don’t want persists.

Consider this…

When there is something in your life that won’t go away, despite your greatest efforts, could it be that this thing is serving you in some way?

Of course this is not conscious.  This “thing” is something you are working hard at getting rid of.  I get it.  It sounds crazy to think there would be any part of you that could be benefitting from it.  Right?

What if there were messages in this “thing” that you weren’t able to see on your own?

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Continue reading “Why something you don’t want persists.”

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Being on a Diet vs. Food as Medicine

There is a HUGE difference between being on a “diet” and using food as medicine.  Big huge difference.

When I say using food as medicine, I mean following certain guidelines with food as a way to heal a health condition, improve your overall health and well-being, or restore balance in your body.  This typically means taking certain foods out of your regular diet, and adding in new foods on purpose.  This is much different than being on a “diet”.

Continue reading “Being on a Diet vs. Food as Medicine”