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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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#023 What Women Need to Know about Men with Josh Trent

 

I am SO excited about this episode.  It is a topic I have been wanting to cover for a while.  It is also an aspect of health and wholeness that I LOVE to talk about. Today we are talking about dating, relationships, communication and attraction,  from the perspective of a MAN….which is key.  We are also taking a look at the ways men struggle with body image and weight.

The man who courageously stepped up to the plate for this conversation, is my dear friend,  Josh Trent. Josh is the founder of Wellness Force, and a wellness industry influencer and coach.  He is also a top ranked iTunes podcast host of both Wellness Force Radio and the Fitness + Technology podcasts.

With over 13 years in the health and wellness industry, he leads the Wellness Force community in discovering physical and emotional intelligence to help men and women live life well.

His vision for Wellness Force is to empower over one million men and women in discovering the physical and emotional intelligence we need to live life well and enjoy the process. A KEY to enjoying that process is our relationships.  Josh and I love chatting about this topic together as friends, so here we are! =) 

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

  • The physical and emotional transformation he has gone through to get to where he is today.
  • how physical weight can be a manifestation of your inner world.
  • why you must take responsibility for the story you tell in your head about yourself, others and life.
  • his experience being faced with the modern man’s dilemma
  • how to handle the pressures and expectations put on both men and women in our culture to do it all, be it all and have it all.
  • his insight on male body image
  • what makes a woman most attractive.
  • what it takes to have a healthy, harmonious, connected partnership
  • what makes a man want to commit to a woman.
  • the difference between being a strong, successful woman and having “independent women syndrome”.
  • why your language dictates your life.
  • what courageous communication is and why it matters
  • why being perfect is actually unattractive.
  • how readiness, divine timing, willingness and courage all play out in dating and love.
  • what men want most from women

Learn more about Josh at Wellness Force.

Check out the Wellness Force Podcast

Mentioned in the show:

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A few quotes to round out this topic from one of my favs from @createthelove. 

“Fall in love with yourself first.  When we’re whole we can see clearly the types of people who are in front of us as our vision is not clouded by loneliness and insecurity.  It makes everything else so much easier because then we search for people that compliment us, not complete us.” – Mark Groves.

“Great love doesn’t leave.  It stays.  It communicates.  It tried to understand.  Great love doesn’t walk away.  It walks towards.” – Mark Groves

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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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When your body speaks: Acne…

Break-outs. Acne. Irritation.  Embarrassment.  Disgust.  Panic. There is so much more going on beneath the surface of acne and break-out’s.

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, Faith shares a candid conversation her and Jenna Hillier have about their journey’s with acne.  They discuss the lessons, messages, perspectives, growth, and opportunities in having acne, or any skin issue.

 

What you will learn:

·    what common messages skin issues reveal

·    the opportunity for growth and loving in having acne

·    the brilliance of the body in getting your attention

·    how we are all human and in this life together

·    how your own love is the most powerful healer of all

Resources mentioned:

·    Self-care cards by Cheryl Richardson

·    When the Body Speaks Your Mind by Deb Shapiro

 

Connect with Jenna at www.jennahillier.com

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Why your food cravings are a gift.

Food cravings are a doorway into everything your heart is yearning for. By leaning in and getting curious, you are given access to everything you truly want in life. 

The first official episode of Own Your Body ~ The Loving Path Series!!!

In this episode of Own Your Body ~ The Loving Path Series, creator Faith Shevlin is interviewed by Jenna Hillier, self-love expert and lifestyle coach, on her own journey with her body.  Faith shares her perspective on the journey of one’s relationship with food and your body.  Faith and Jenna discuss why we crave the specific foods we crave, and how your cravings can be an access to transforming your life.

 

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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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“The Weighting Game” (part2)

More insights from reading “Dessert is Stressed Spelled Backwards”:

  • There are 4 types of dysfunctional family systems: Each results in a false self, meaning you don’t learn how to solve problems, relate to others, and there is a lack of nurture and acceptance.
    1. Overachieving – human “doings”, pressure to succeed, perfectionism, be a “good” girl, “what others think is the most important”, self-critical, high expectations, discount yourself.
    2. Judgmental – focus on what is wrong with you, make you feel small and helpless, never enough, have to settle for less, abuse, build walls with others, fear of trust so become independent, “don’t feel your feelings, don’t ask questions”, lots on control, can’t be who you are, crying is weakness, discount your feelings, bury your feelings is the only way.
    3. Enmeshed – clinging family, all about the family, love from food or money, no lives of their own, no privacy, no boundaries, no secrets, cant have your own life, you are responsible for others happiness, make mom and dad feel good, tied to family through guilt and shame.
    4. Distant- lack of emotional involvement, not much loving expression, no praise, avoid emotion, fear of rejection develops and they hide, no intimacy, not prepared for life.

Continue reading ““The Weighting Game” (part2)”