Calling all thinkers and social drinkers! Prepare to reassess your beliefs, confront societal norms, and redefine your relationship with alcohol. My guest, Molly Watts, and I take the lid off the alcohol industry, revealing the disturbing lack of health benefits associated with any level of drinking. Be prepared for a deep dive into the psychological aspects of alcohol consumption and the myths surrounding it that often go unchallenged. In this episode, we dissect the complex relationship between alcohol and anxiety. We shed light on how alcohol disrupts our brain’s homeostasis and potentially induces anxiety in the middle of the night. Through our conversation, we aim to equip you with crucial insights about habitual drinking, the importance of good sleep hygiene, and the implications of heavy drinking. Here’s where you’ll learn how to address the anxiety that comes with tackling your drinking habits, and why it’s essential to confront it head-on. Read More . . .
Can we truly redefine our relationship with food? That’s the provocative question we’re exploring with Jane Pilger, host of the ‘Binge Breakthrough’ podcast and a dedicated binge eating coach. Drawing from deeply personal experiences, Jane shares her journey, her struggles, and ultimately her triumph, giving us all hope that we can do the same. She speaks candidly about the guilt and secrecy that shrouded her early encounters with binge eating and how understanding her nervous system played a pivotal role in her victory. We explore the undercurrents of binge eating, seeing it not merely as a disorder, but as a symptom of disconnection from our experiences. Jane exposes how diet culture conditions us to ignore our body’s signals, leading to a profound disconnection from our own selves. We venture into the realm of perfectionism, discussing how our relentless chase for an ‘ideal body’ can trigger unhealthy eating habits and constant Read More . . .
Are you tired of always putting others first and losing your sense of self in the process? In this episode, I share my thoughts on how you can stop being the best supporting actress in the movie of your own life and start embracing your extraordinary potential. I discuss how many women in midlife have been socialized to prioritize others’ needs over their own, but it’s never too late to break free from these patterns and start living the life you truly desire. Listen in as I explore the connections between body image, purpose, and relying on others for validation. I share insights on how our weight can sometimes be a distraction from other areas of our lives that we should be focusing on, and the importance of finding our purpose and taking charge of our own lives. Don’t miss this empowering conversation that will inspire you to become the Read More . . .
Are you constantly running around with no time for yourself? When this is the case, meal prep and exercise can easily slip through the cracks. In this episode, I delve into the impact of how we use time and perceive how much time we have, has on our health. Discover a powerful technique to manage your time and prioritize your well-being: time-blocking. Get ready to face your brain’s resistance as I explore how to make time for what truly matters to you. Then, I’ll explore the societal expectations placed on women and how it impacts the projects we take on, and therefore the amount of time that we have. These expectations often lead to judgment and shame if we fall short and don’t do what we or others expect. The pressure can even trickle down to our children, as parents push them toward success. When we can find balance and Read More . . .
In this episode, I dive deep into the concept of people-pleasing and its impact on our health and well-being. I explore the challenges faced by women in saying no and how this behavior stems from avoiding conflict and the need to control others’ emotional responses. Throughout the episode, I share personal experiences with people pleasing and how it can manifest in various aspects of life. I also discuss the importance of setting boundaries, practicing self-compassion, and seeking coaching and support to overcome this tendency. Join me as I break down the effects of people pleasing and the importance of prioritizing our own needs over accommodating others, especially for women in midlife. Don’t forget to prioritize your well-being and have an amazing week! Chapter Summaries: Exploring People Pleasing (0:00:07) People pleasing is the tendency to prioritize other people’s needs and desires over our own, often at the cost of our own Read More . . .
Struggling with how to eat healthily without dieting? This episode offers a guide to the eight basic habits of healthy eaters. But finding balance involves more than just what food is on your plate. It involves a mindset shift, allowing you to adopt a healthier lifestyle without the reliance on a number on the scale. With questions such as how we judge what someone is eating, and how we set goals to achieve our desired outcome, I will show you how to create a healthy life without dieting… But will it work for you? If you’re feeling overwhelmed and frustrated by trying to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle while still feeling restricted by dieting rules and not seeing the results you wanted, then you are not alone! I thought I had to be thin to be healthy, but my journey taught me that health comes from so much more. Through Read More . . .
The connection between eating and menopause is complex and multi-faceted. During menopause, changes in hormone levels can impact a woman’s metabolism and make it more difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Additionally, changes in appetite, cravings, and food preferences can also occur during this time. Here are some ways that eating and menopause are connected: Hormonal fluctuations: Hormone levels, including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, can impact a woman’s metabolism and hunger levels during menopause. These fluctuations can lead to changes in appetite and food cravings. Weight gain: The hormonal changes that occur during menopause can slow down metabolism and make it more difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Poor eating habits, such as consuming a diet high in processed foods and added sugars, can exacerbate this issue and lead to weight gain. Fatigue and energy levels: Menopause can also impact energy levels and fatigue, which can in turn impact a Read More . . .
When we think about the holidays, some folks think about the traditions, others think about the decorations, but most people think about the food! Seasonal treats are one of the things that we look forward to at this time of the year – not only because we have our favorite delicious foods, but also because of the memories that come along with it. Foods from our childhood are comfort foods, and make us feel good! The problem for some of us, is that we don’t feel so good come January. So, how do we navigate the holidays, stick to our commitments to ourselves, but also enjoy all the flavors that the season has to offer? Don’t worry. I’ve got your back. In episode 98 of the podcast, I’m sharing a few simple mindset shifts that will help you to not go overboard during the holidays so that when you wake Read More . . .
Do you speak to others like you speak to yourself? What would you do if someone spoke to you the way you speak to yourself? Those relationships probably wouldn’t last very long. Would they? What if you could have a relationship with yourself like you have with your BFF? What if you only tolerated yourself to speak to yourself as you allow others to speak to you? How would that change your relationship with yourself? When we consider self-love, many are afraid that they’re going to be self-absorbed, or have unrealistic expectations that they’ll always be happy.. But just like being in relationship with other people you love, you will be disappointed, hurt, angry, or upset. But that doesn’t mean that you stop loving them. In this podcast, we’re exploring what it means to be in relationship with yourself, and how you can become your own best friend. What you’ll Read More . . .
Over the past 17 years of working with women, I’ve noticed that when it comes to how we look at food, and eat, that there are 3 different eating styles. What’s super interesting, is looking at these eating styles, are unique to women, because we’ve been socialized to take care of others at the expense of our own health, look at food as good or bad, never say no, not have boundaries, take responsibility for other people’s emotional health, and more. Depending on which messages that you received as a young woman, will influence how you eat and care for yourself. Tune in to this episode to understand what type of eater you are, find solace in knowing that you’re not alone, and how to move forward. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Why one size fits most programs don’t work. The 3 different types of eating styles and the Read More . . .