Body Kindness®: Transform Your Health and Never Say 'Diet' Again

Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN, Certified Exercise Physiologist

This is a show about health, not weight loss. It’s time to redefine what it means to pursue health, where your well-being matters more than your weight. When you practice Body Kindness®, you create a more satisfying life by being good to yourself. Learn how self-compassion and acceptance help you cultivate a “caregiver” voice and quiet the “inner critic”. HAES Dietitian and Certified Exercise Physiologist Rebecca Scritchfield and her guests have interesting conversations about the cultural influences that keep you stuck in “diet prison” and how you can break free to create meaningful changes in your life. Instead of dieting, you’ll practice self-care, including better sleep, flexible eating patterns, having more fun, and moving in way that feels good, not punishing. Regular guest Bernie Salazar, a former Biggest Loser “winner” shares why he’s happier and healthier as a fat man. read less
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Episodes

#180 - The Switch Witch with Bernie Salazar
Oct 31 2023
#180 - The Switch Witch with Bernie Salazar
Reunion alert! Bernie and I are back with our first podcast in a minute. We actually recorded this October 20, 2022... but evidently the Switch B* (err... I mean...) The Switch Witch is still around... and we have thoughts. My kids (then 8 and 9 years old) came to me and asked "Mom, do we believe in the switch witch?" I responded, "Never heard of her." They said, "Good, because she takes away your candy and that's just MEAN!." After some assurance from me, the girls decided to make a "Go Away" sign and put it over their Halloween buckets. Bernie has his own story to share about discovering the book and what to make of it for his young kids. If you know Bernie at all, you know he has a looooooooong history of being harmed by diet culture. He's trying to break the chain as a father and protect his kids. Based on our values and viewpoints, you probably can guess what we think of this... here's what you need to know: Switch Witch is for PROFIT... selling this idea that the "switch witch" is your friend who plays with you the days leading up to Halloween and surprises you with a gift in exchange for some of your Halloween candy.They sell the idea "All the fun without all the candy!" (So, YOU get to be KIND to this supposed "friend," and this B takes your candy?! Make it make sense!)It's marketed as a "healthy" Halloween tradition. Tune in and have a happy Halloween by trusting yourself, your preferences, and your relationship to food. If you want to do something "healthy," brush your teeth before bed. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/180 for links and show notes
#178 - What If I'm 'Too Numb' to Connect? with Bernie Salazar
Feb 11 2022
#178 - What If I'm 'Too Numb' to Connect? with Bernie Salazar
Hey, listeners! Bernie and I continue our conversations on 'connection' and 'numbness' as we re-connect to each other after a year or so apart (thanks global pandemic). This is episode 2 of 3 in our series where Bernie goes deeper in describing his feelings of numbness and explores more about where they are coming from, why they're there and what he can do now. I chime in with my usual... 'it's OK to be here, wow look at your strengths, B... and let's make sense of this...' rah rah support. With heart and humor, we tackle what it feels like when you're spiraling down and disconnected. CW: Bernie re-discloses a childhood trauma, he doesn't go into any detail about it, the focus is not on his trauma. It's a naming and an acknowledgement. === Other episodes mentioned Podcast 177 - Bouncing Back from Numbness with Bernie SalazarPodcast 161 – 2020 Burnout: Saving Our Mental Health for the Greater Good with Emily and Amelia Nagoski Visit bodykindnessbook.com/178 for links and show notes === This episode is sponsored by Self Care for Diabetes. Looking for support for a diabetes or pre-diabetes diagnosis in 2022? I'd love to welcome you to Self-Care For Diabetes Membership. Join me and fellow HAES-friendly dietitian Glenys Oyston in our friendly, supportive community where you can learn how to care for your overall well-being without a weight focus. Our 14 modules cover all things intuitive eating, movement, carbohydrates, stress resilience, diagnosis shame and much more. Check out all the modules here. Join us now and come along to our next live group call on Tuesday 8 March at 12 pm ET.
#172 - Understanding Weight Concerns and Diabetes Self-Care
Apr 29 2021
#172 - Understanding Weight Concerns and Diabetes Self-Care
This is a special series on the Body Kindness podcast with Dietitian Glenys Oyston. We want to talk about weight and diabetes because it’s a myth that dominates diabetes care…  and there is so much to unpack. We discuss… What is weight cycling and how is it harmful to mind/body health?Why do doctors stress weight loss for diabetes care and why don’t they ask for consent?The marketing flaws and treatment advice that encourage restriction and weight loss.HAES Health Sheets for Diabetes and other health concernsSelf reflections to help you focus on your values to be kind and compassionate with weight neutral approaches to caring for yourself with diabetes. First take three big deep breaths and just let yourself settle…Then ask yourself “please allow me to approach this with a curious and open heart.”“How will life be better for me if I don’t emphasize losing weight as a goal for diabetes care?”“How could my life be more difficult if I choose to diet?” Body Kindness Episode 71: Athletes at Every Size and The Plight of the “Fit Fatty” with Ragen Chastain, Guinness World Record Holder, Speaker, and Fat ActivistAll episodes in this theme Do you have a diabetes or a pre-diabetes diagnosis? Get clarity on what actually helps to manage blood sugars in a way that feels good, not punishing in our free download, 7 Surprising Myths About Diabetes and Weight: www.selfcare4diabetes.com/myths Join me and Glenys in the Self Care for Diabetes group now! Our next live call is happening on May 13. You’ll also get access to 14 education modules, videos, audio, transcripts, resources, links and more. Visit www.selfcare4diabetes.com for more details and to sign up.
#171 - How to Deal with Diabetes Diagnosis Shame
Apr 9 2021
#171 - How to Deal with Diabetes Diagnosis Shame
This is Episode 1 in a new mini-series for Body Kindness: Self care for diabetes. We need to talk about diagnosis shame because it’s real. Doctors, family and strangers on the internet make it seem like "it’s your fault" if you get a diagnosis of diabetes or a "warning" of "prediabetes' and it’s especially mean when your weight is to blame. Tune in for our tips on shame resilience and taking meaningful action toward positive change. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/171 for links and show notes. Sponsor: SelfCare4Diabetes.com --- Get the Body Kindness book It's available wherever books and audiobooks are sold. Read reviews on Amazon and pick up your copy today! Order signed copies and bulk discounts here! --- Support the show If you're enjoying the show we'd love if you'd consider making a contribution at GoFundMe.com/bodykindness. 100% of any amount you can give goes to offset to production expenses. If 20 people can donate $25, it pays for this episode. We're so grateful to have you as a listener, and we thank you for your support. --- Get started with Body Kindness Sign up to get started for free and stay up to date on the latest offerings --- Subscribe to the podcastWe're on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. Enjoy the show? Please rate it on iTunes! Have a show idea or guest recommendation? E-mail podcast@bodykindnessbook.com to get in touch. --- Join the Facebook groupContinue the episode conversations with the hosts, guests, and fellow listeners on the Body Kindness Facebook group. See you there! Nothing in this podcast is meant to provide medical diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Individuals should consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.
#170 - The Body Is Not An Apology with Sonya Renee Taylor
Mar 1 2021
#170 - The Body Is Not An Apology with Sonya Renee Taylor
I'm so thrilled to welcome Sonya Renee Taylor back to the podcast. We talk about what's different in the second edition of The Body Is Not an Apology -- which is a New York Times bestseller! We also talk about the forthcoming Your Body Is Not an Apology Workbook. Tune in and find out how Sonya started this amazing work and why she is committed to changing how the world thinks about bodies. You can also click through to the show notes to watch the video version - BodyKindnessBook.com/170 --- Guest Info Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. Sonya’s work as a highly sought-after award-winning Performance Poet, activist, and transformational leader continues to have global reach. Sonya is a former National and International poetry slam champion, author of six books, including The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition: The Power of Radical Self-Love (Berrett-Koehler Publishers; February 2021), educator and thought leader who has enlightened and inspired organizations, audiences and individuals from board rooms to prisons, universities to homeless shelters, elementary schools to some of the biggest stages in the world. Website | Books | Instagram - @sonyareneetaylor | Instagram - @thebodyisnotanapology/ | Venmo | Patreon --- Get the Body Kindness book It's available wherever books and audiobooks are sold. Read reviews on Amazon and pick up your copy today! Order signed copies and bulk discounts here! --- Support the show If you're enjoying the show we'd love if you'd consider making a contribution at GoFundMe.com/bodykindness. 100% of any amount you can give goes to offset to production expenses. If 20 people can donate $25, it pays for this episode. We're so grateful to have you as a listener, and we thank you for your support. --- Get started with Body Kindness Sign up to get started for free and stay up to date on the latest offerings --- Subscribe to the podcastWe're on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. Enjoy the show? Please rate it on iTunes! Have a show idea or guest recommendation? E-mail podcast@bodykindnessbook.com to get in touch. --- Join the Facebook groupContinue the episode conversations with the hosts, guests, and fellow listeners on the Body Kindness Facebook group. See you there! Nothing in this podcast is meant to provide medical diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Individuals should consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.
#169 - Bernie and Rebecca Discuss Emotional Eating
Feb 9 2021
#169 - Bernie and Rebecca Discuss Emotional Eating
Today Bernie and I talk about emotional eating. What's normal, what's not, when is it time to make meaningful changes? Tune in and learn all about the protective system of emotion regulation and how Bernie's "inner caregiver" helped him find connection and community.. Check the show notes to watch the video version. --- BodyKindnessBook.com/start for a free starter kit to practicing Body Kindness. --- Get the Body Kindness book It's available wherever books and audiobooks are sold. Read reviews on Amazon and pick up your copy today! Order signed copies and bulk discounts here! --- Support the show If you're enjoying the show we'd love if you'd consider making a contribution at GoFundMe.com/bodykindness. 100% of any amount you can give goes to offset to production expenses. If 20 people can donate $25, it pays for this episode. We're so grateful to have you as a listener, and we thank you for your support. --- Get started with Body Kindness Sign up to get started for free and stay up to date on the latest offerings --- Subscribe to the podcastWe're on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. Enjoy the show? Please rate it on iTunes! Have a show idea or guest recommendation? E-mail podcast@bodykindnessbook.com to get in touch. --- Join the Facebook groupContinue the episode conversations with the hosts, guests, and fellow listeners on the Body Kindness Facebook group. See you there! Nothing in this podcast is meant to provide medical diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Individuals should consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.
#168 - Hope in Healing: Blending Psychedelic Medicine with Emotion Coaching with Dr. Adele Lafrance & Dr. Joe Tafur
Feb 3 2021
#168 - Hope in Healing: Blending Psychedelic Medicine with Emotion Coaching with Dr. Adele Lafrance & Dr. Joe Tafur
Today on the podcast I’m diving into a fascinating topic that’s relatively new to me - Emotion Coaching, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), and Psychedelics. I’m joined by Dr. Adele Lafrance & Dr. Joe Tafur, two leading experts in this field. We talk about why EFFT is such a powerful tool for healing and they give us the lowdown on the Emotion, Spirituality, and Psychedelic Medicine 1-day workshop that’s happening this Saturday February 6. Find out more and register for the workshop here. Save 30% with code: BK30 Find out more about other upcoming workshops here. Check out Dr. Adele Lafrance’s books, What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work and Emotional-Focused Family Therapy Check out Dr. Joe Tafur's book, The Fellowship of the River. --- BodyKindnessBook.com/start for a free starter kit to practicing Body Kindness. --- Guest Info Dr. Adele Lafrance is a clinical psychologist, research scientist, author and co-developer of emotion-focused treatment modalities, including Emotion-Focused Family Therapy. A frequent keynote speaker at professional conferences, Adele has published extensively in the field of emotion and health, including a clinical manual to support families published by the American Psychological Association. She’s also written a popular parenting book titled: What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work. Adele is a leader in the research and practice of psychedelic medicine, with involvement in studies examining the healing potential of ayahuasca, MDMA, psilocybin and ketamine. She has a particular interest in mechanisms and models of healing, including emotion processing, spirituality and family-based psychedelic psychotherapy. Website | Twitter | Books | Upcoming Workshops Joe Tafur, M.D., is a Colombian-American family physician originally from Phoenix, Arizona. After completing his family medicine training at UCLA, Dr. Tafur spent two years in academic research at the UCSD Department of Psychiatry in a lab focused on mind-body medicine. After his research fellowship, over a period of six years, he lived and worked in the Peruvian Amazon at the traditional healing center Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual. In his book "The Fellowship of the River: A Medical Doctor's Exploration into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine," through a series of stories, Dr. Tafur shares his unique experience and integrative medical theories. To learn more about his work, visit drjoetafur.com and modernspirit.org. Website | Facebook | Modern Spirit --- Get the Body Kindness book It's available wherever books and audiobooks are sold. Read reviews on Amazon and pick up your copy today! Order signed copies and bulk discounts here! --- Support the show If you're enjoying the show we'd love if you'd consider making a contribution at GoFundMe.com/bodykindness. 100% of any amount you can give goes to offset to production expenses. If 20 people can donate $25, it pays for this episode. We're so grateful to have you as a listener, and we thank you for your support. --- Get started with Body Kindness Sign up to get started for free and stay up to date on the latest offerings --- Subscribe to the podcastWe're on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. Enjoy the show? Please rate it on iTunes! Have a show idea or guest recommendation? E-mail podcast@bodykindnessbook.com to get in touch. --- Join the Facebook groupContinue the episode conversations with the hosts, guests, and fellow listeners on the Body Kindness Facebook group. See you there! Nothing in this podcast is meant to provide medical diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Individuals should consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.
#167 - Body Kindness Backstory with Rebecca Scritchfield and Bernie Salazar
Jan 13 2021
#167 - Body Kindness Backstory with Rebecca Scritchfield and Bernie Salazar
OMG! We did it. Bernie Salazar and I brushed our hair and did our first video podcast for Body Kindness! We talked about our "origin story" of how we met and how the Body Kindness philosophy came to be. Check the show notes to watch the video version. In this episode: Learn how Rebecca and Bernie met (and mistakes we made)Find out how the Body Kindness philosophy came to be. (more mistakes)Hear Bernie describe why he has never been healthier or happier at his higher weight with Body Kindness... and never dieting again! --- BodyKindnessBook.com/offers for 2021 groups and professional supervision. BodyKindnessBook.com/start for a free starter kit to practicing Body Kindness. --- Get the Body Kindness book It's available wherever books and audiobooks are sold. Read reviews on Amazon and pick up your copy today! Order signed copies and bulk discounts here! --- Support the show If you're enjoying the show we'd love if you'd consider making a contribution at GoFundMe.com/bodykindness. 100% of any amount you can give goes to offset to production expenses. If 20 people can donate $25, it pays for this episode. We're so grateful to have you as a listener, and we thank you for your support. --- Get started with Body Kindness Sign up to get started for free and stay up to date on the latest offerings --- Subscribe to the podcastWe're on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. Enjoy the show? Please rate it on iTunes! Have a show idea or guest recommendation? E-mail podcast@bodykindnessbook.com to get in touch. --- Join the Facebook groupContinue the episode conversations with the hosts, guests, and fellow listeners on the Body Kindness Facebook group. See you there! Nothing in this podcast is meant to provide medical diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Individuals should consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.
#166 - Why We Need to Brave Body Shame in 2021 with Julie Sweeney
Jan 4 2021
#166 - Why We Need to Brave Body Shame in 2021 with Julie Sweeney
You aren't born feeling body shame. It's decided for you, conditioned in you, and you become entangled. Dominant culture’s body ideals can keep you ensnared in your own self-loathing. But what if you want out? Make a pivot and CONNECT to your body, even if you wish it was different. Braving body shame is leaning into your burdens with empathy and compassion, saying "it's OK, I'm here... I want to care for you." My guest Julie Sweeney discusses the virtual conference Braving Body Shame where people share their body stories. Have questions about the event? Visit www.BravingBodyShame.com --- BodyKindnessBook.com/offers for 2021 groups and professional supervision. BodyKindnessBook.com/start for a free starter kit to practicing Body Kindness. --- Guest Info Julie Sweeney is a client-centered, solution-focused counselor who specializes in supporting women in finding freedom for themselves. Registered with the OCSWSSW as a social service worker and the ACCT as a Master Therapeutic Counsellor, Julie offers openness, honesty, and a willingness to be part of your journey in a way best suited to your needs.  Website | Instagram | Braving Body Shame conference --- Get the Body Kindness book It's available wherever books and audiobooks are sold. Read reviews on Amazon and pick up your copy today! Order signed copies and bulk discounts here! --- Support the show If you're enjoying the show we'd love if you'd consider making a contribution at GoFundMe.com/bodykindness. 100% of any amount you can give goes to offset to production expenses. If 20 people can donate $25, it pays for this episode. We're so grateful to have you as a listener, and we thank you for your support. --- Get started with Body Kindness Sign up to get started for free and stay up to date on the latest offerings --- Subscribe to the podcastWe're on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. Enjoy the show? Please rate it on iTunes! Have a show idea or guest recommendation? E-mail podcast@bodykindnessbook.com to get in touch. --- Join the Facebook groupContinue the episode conversations with the hosts, guests, and fellow listeners on the Body Kindness Facebook group. See you there! Nothing in this podcast is meant to provide medical diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Individuals should consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.
#165 - You Are MORE Than A Body. How To Heal Your Relationship With Yourself - Doctors Lindsay and Lexie Kite
Dec 29 2020
#165 - You Are MORE Than A Body. How To Heal Your Relationship With Yourself - Doctors Lindsay and Lexie Kite
Your body is an instrument not an ornament and just in time for the New Year, I’ll help you understand what you can do if you want new tools and skills to be kind to yourself. My guests Doctors Lindsay and Lexi Kite, co-founders of Beauty Redefined, share their wisdom from years of research in their new book More Than a Body. --- Guest info Twin sisters Dr. Lexie Kite and Dr. Lindsay Kite received their PhDs from the University of Utah. Their academic research on media studies and body image inspired them to establish the non-profit Beauty Redefined. They are here with their first book: MORE THAN A BODY: Your Body Is an Instrument, Not an Ornament, on sale now. Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Book --- Now is the time to secure your spot in my Body Kindness 2021 support group forming now. Click here to join us! Self-care for diabetes virtual course -- the only anti-diet course that integrates principles of Body Kindness, mindfulness, DBT, and intuitive eating. www.selfcare4diabetes.com Professional supervision "learn and grow" 3-month group begins in February! The only place you can learn how to become an anxiety and trauma informed Body Kindness practitioner. Find out more. --- Get the Body Kindness book It's available wherever books and audiobooks are sold. Read reviews on Amazon and pick up your copy today! Order signed copies and bulk discounts here! --- Support the show If you're enjoying the show we'd love if you'd consider making a contribution at GoFundMe.com/bodykindness. 100% of any amount you can give goes to offset to production expenses. If 20 people can donate $25, it pays for this episode. We're so grateful to have you as a listener, and we thank you for your support. --- Get started with Body Kindness Sign up to get started for free and stay up to date on the latest offerings --- Subscribe to the podcastWe're on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. Enjoy the show? Please rate it on iTunes! Have a show idea or guest recommendation? E-mail podcast@bodykindnessbook.com to get in touch. --- Join the Facebook groupContinue the episode conversations with the hosts, guests, and fellow listeners on the Body Kindness Facebook group. See you there! Nothing in this podcast is meant to provide medical diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Individuals should consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.
#164 - Reflections and Intentions to Learn and Grow with Bernie Salazar
Dec 23 2020
#164 - Reflections and Intentions to Learn and Grow with Bernie Salazar
Bernie Salazar sits down with Rebecca to recap his year parenting a "quarantine baby" navigating his businesses, his health, and personal COVID losses. Rebecca and Bernie discuss coping with stress, anxiety, and shifting intentions toward 2021. --- Join Rebecca and Bernie in their Virtual Body Kindness Support Group Jan 9th 2021. Register here! Self-care For Diabetes virtual course -- the only anti-diet course that integrates principles of Body Kindness, mindfulness, DBT, and intuitive eating. www.selfcare4diabetes.com Professional supervision "learn and grow" 3-month group begins in February! The only place you can learn how to become an anxiety and trauma informed Body Kindness practitioner. Find out more. --- Get the Body Kindness book It's available wherever books and audiobooks are sold. Read reviews on Amazon and pick up your copy today! Order signed copies and bulk discounts here! --- Support the show If you're enjoying the show we'd love if you'd consider making a contribution at GoFundMe.com/bodykindness. 100% of any amount you can give goes to offset to production expenses. If 20 people can donate $25, it pays for this episode. We're so grateful to have you as a listener, and we thank you for your support. --- Get started with Body Kindness Sign up to get started for free and stay up to date on the latest offerings --- Subscribe to the podcastWe're on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. Enjoy the show? Please rate it on iTunes! Have a show idea or guest recommendation? E-mail podcast@bodykindnessbook.com to get in touch. --- Join the Facebook groupContinue the episode conversations with the hosts, guests, and fellow listeners on the Body Kindness Facebook group. See you there! Nothing in this podcast is meant to provide medical diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Individuals should consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.
#163 - Rebecca and Bernie with Aubrey Gordon, on What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat
Dec 1 2020
#163 - Rebecca and Bernie with Aubrey Gordon, on What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat
In this emotional episode, Bernie Salazar, former “winner” of NBC’s The Biggest Loser share his regrets and what he has learned from reading Aubrey Gordon’s new book, What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat. We discuss how anti-fat bias shows up everywhere from air travel to our children’s schools and we envision a new world where higher weight people are treated with respect, kindness, and full humanity. --- Show notes We discuss: Aubrey’s new bookThe intentional and unintentional ways in which people and culture exclude people based on size.Bernie and Aubrey’s experiences with others expectations and beliefs, such as being an inconvenience and dehumanized.How COVID-19 has amplified fear of medical size-related discrimination.Rebecca’s experience as a dietitian advocating for weight neutrality and the call for a new definition for health.Bernie’s regrets from NBC’s The Biggest LoserAubrey’s vision for a whole new world that ends anti-fat bias.Bullying in schools Links mentioned: Driving While Black: Space and Mobility in America - PBSLeave Fat Kids Alone by Aubrey Gordon - New York Times Sunday ReviewBody Kindness Episode 123: Why We Finally Said “I’m Sorry” to Our Bodies and How You Can Do It Too (featuring Bernie's poem, Over Weight)All of Bernie's Body Kindness episodesBody Kindness Episode 90: You Have the Right to Remain Fat (And Be A Fat Ally) with Virgie TovarWork with Rebecca in 2021 --- Guest info Aubrey Gordon writes under the pseudonym of “Your Fat Friend,” illuminating the experiences of fat people and urging greater compassion for people of all sizes. Her work has reached millions of readers and has been translated into nineteen languages. She is a columnist with SELF magazine, where she writes about health, weight stigma, and fatness. Her work has also been featured in Health magazine, Vox, and Gay Mag, among others. She lives in the Northwest, where she works as a writer and organizer. Aubrey’s book, "What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat" is out now from Beacon Press, and her podcast with Michael Hobbes, "Maintenance Phase" is out on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever folks get podcasts. Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Podcast | Book Support Aubrey's work: Patreon | CashApp | Paypal --- Get the Body Kindness book It's available wherever books and audiobooks are sold. Read reviews on Amazon and pick up your copy today! Order signed copies and bulk discounts here! --- Donate to support the show Thanks to our generous supporters! We're working toward our goal to fund the full season. Can you donate? Please visit our Go Fund Me page. --- Get started with Body Kindness Sign up to get started for free and stay up to date on the latest offerings --- Become a client Check out BodyKindnessBook.com/breakthrough for the latest groups and individual support sessions --- Subscribe to the podcastWe're on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. Enjoy the show? Please rate it on iTunes! Have a show idea or guest recommendation? E-mail podcast@bodykindnessbook.com to get in touch. --- Join the Facebook groupContinue the episode conversations with the hosts, guests, and fellow listeners on the Body Kindness Facebook group. See you there! Nothing in this podcast is meant to provide medical diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Individuals should consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.
#161 - 2020 Burnout: Saving Our Mental Health for the Greater Good
Nov 6 2020
#161 - 2020 Burnout: Saving Our Mental Health for the Greater Good
It’s been a year of testing so much for all of us. Bernie and I catch up on how we’re making it through parenting and trying to stay distant (and connected) during COVID, which is relentless. We also discuss the election stress, our self care plans, and why we need to “complete our stress cycles” — something we learned by reading the book Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski. Get a replay of some key advice from our podcast chat on Body Shame Burnout with the authors originally aired in May 2019, including how the Patriarchy keep “human giver syndrome” and the “bikini industrial complex” alive and well — and oppressing you, making you stressed, sick, and spiraling toward Burnout. === About Emily & Amelia Emily Nagoski, Ph.D., is a sex educator and author of Come As You Are: The surprising new science that will transform your sex life. Her job is to travel all over the world, training therapists, medical professionals, college students, and the general public about the science of women’s sexual wellbeing. Amelia Nagoski, D.M.A. (it stands for Doctorate of Musical Arts), is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music at Western New England University. Her job is to run around waving her arms and making funny noises and generally doing whatever it takes to help singers get in touch with their internal experience. 'Burnout' book | Instagram | Twitter  About BernieBernie Salazar is a recovering chronic dieter and former contestant on Season 5 of NBC’s The Biggest Loser. Realizing that you can’t hate yourself healthy, Bernie has been a student of the body kindness philosophy for over three years. You can follow his journey to self-acceptance on the Body Kindness Learn & Grow series where, under the guidance of his mentor and friend Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN he’s worked to unpack both his experience on and off the Biggest Loser. Finally embracing that his true, happy and healthy self was always meant to have a fat body, he encourages others to practice body kindness and work to heal our relationships with ourselves. Most recently, he’s co-founded Uniting Soles, a shoe company with a conscious, where he is working to unite souls with Soles. Witnessing first hand how providing a person a helping hand, can help to transform their current situation; Bernie is committed to serving others. No longer able to stand idly by as families are being separated at our southern borders, he’s co-founded Uniting Soles to assist organizations in reuniting families and to provide aid to those groups fighting for immigration law reform and family reunification. Connect with Bernie on Instagram: @berniesalazarofficial @unitingsoles Follow his journey on the Body Kindness Learn & Grow series. Learn more about Uniting Soles at unitingsoles.com --- Get the Body Kindness book It's available wherever books and audiobooks are sold. Read reviews on Amazon and pick up your copy today! Order signed copies and bulk discounts here! --- Donate to support the show Thanks to our generous supporters! We're working toward our goal to fund the full season. Can you donate? Please visit our Go Fund Me page. --- Get started with Body Kindness Sign up to get started for free and stay up to date on the latest offerings --- Become a client Check out BodyKindnessBook.com/breakthrough for the latest groups and individual support sessions --- Subscribe to the podcastWe're on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. Enjoy the show? Please rate it on iTunes! Have a show idea or guest recommendation? E-mail podcast@bodykindnessbook.com to get in touch. --- Join the Facebook groupContinue the episode conversations with the hosts, guests, and fellow listeners on the Body Kindness Facebook group. See you there! Nothing in this podcast is meant to provide medical diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Individuals should consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.
#160 - Rage Becomes Her: Why Self-Care Won’t Save Us with Soraya Chemaly
Oct 14 2020
#160 - Rage Becomes Her: Why Self-Care Won’t Save Us with Soraya Chemaly
In the countdown to the 2020 election I interviewed Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger - an amazing book she wrote after 2016 election delving into the reasons why women can’t be angry without being called “unhinged” or a “b*”. Our conversation includes: how the progressive white male was most “shocked” with 2016 resultswhy the power differential between men and women hurts EVERYONE (hello, judges of Kamala Harris' facial expressions)why the ideology of separate spheres keeps us divided — and struggling to maintain our mental health, hence all those bubble baths and lavender oil treatments. (Raising my hand to that... its great, right, but... is it really enough?)Soraya also shares the historical context of gender roles and intersectional feminism to provide convincing reasons why self-care rituals fall short of any real solutions while remaining vitally important for us to do. --- About Soraya Soraya Chemaly is currently Executive Director of The Representation Project. An award-winning author and activist, she writes and speaks frequently on topics related to gender norms, inclusivity, social justice, free speech, sexualized violence, and technology. The former director and co-founder of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project, she has long been committed to expanding women’s civic and political participation. Her work as a writer, activist and organizer is featured widely in media, books, and academic research. She is the author of Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger, which has been translated into several languages, and a contributor to multiple anthologies, most recently Free Speech in the Digital Age and Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change The World. Prior to 2010, Ms. Chemaly spent more than fifteen years as a market development executive and consultant in the media and data technology industries. After several years in market development at the Gannett Corporation, she moved into the datatech sector at Claritas, ending her tenure there as SVP of Marketing Strategy. Soraya currently serves on the national boards of the Women's Media Center, Women in Journalism, and the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project. She has also served on the boards of Women, Action and the advisory councils of the Center for Democracy and Technology, VIDA, Secular Woman, FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, No Bully, and Common Sense Media. As an activist, Ms. Chemaly has spear-headed multiple successful campaigns challenging corporations to address online harassment and abuse, restrictive content moderation and censorship, and institutional biases that affect free speech. In 2013, Soraya won the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC)'s Award for Feminist Advocacy and the Secular Woman Activism Award. In 2014, she was named one of Elle Magazine's 25 Inspiring Women to Follow in social media, and, in 2016, the recipient of the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press’s Women and Media Award. In 2017, she was the co-recipient of the Newhouse Mirror Award for Best Single Feature of 2016 for an in-depth investigative report on free speech and social media, and a Wikipedia Distinguished Service Award for exemplary contributions to the advancement of public knowledge and educational content. In 2019, she was awarded the Feminist Press’ Feminist Power Award. Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Books --- Get the Body Kindness book It's available wherever books and audiobooks are sold. Read reviews on Amazon and pick up your copy today! Order signed copies and bulk discounts here! --- Donate to support the show Thanks to our generous supporters! We're working toward our goal to fund the full season. Can you donate? Please visit our Go Fund Me page. --- Get started with Body Kindness Sign up to get started for free and stay up to date on the latest offerings --- Become a client Check out BodyKindnessBook.com/breakthrough for the latest groups and individual support sessions --- Subscribe to the podcastWe're on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio. Enjoy the show? Please rate it on iTunes! Have a show idea or guest recommendation? E-mail podcast@bodykindnessbook.com to get in touch. --- Join the Facebook groupContinue the episode conversations with the hosts, guests, and fellow listeners on the Body Kindness Facebook group. See you there! Nothing in this podcast is meant to provide medical diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Individuals should consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.