It's January, the biggest month of the year for diets… or is it “wellness” now? DISCLAIMER Colorful words may be used. don't be alarmed. NEWSLETTER https://view.flodesk.com/pages/61525a85337f1c2aacf52f6d Etsy Shop is open! https://www.etsy.com/shop/CGBPrints FIND ME ON ALL THE THINGS Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/cindyguentertbaldo YouTube - https://youtube.com/c/CindyGuentertBaldo Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/llamaletters/ Discord - https://discord.gg/Rwpp7Ww Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/llamaletters/ Website - www.cindyguentertbaldo.com STUFF I MENTIONED Good Housekeeping Article - https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/a35036808/what-is-diet-culture/ Maintenance Phase - http://maintenancephase.com/ Inquiries - firstname.lastname@example.org TRANSCRIPTION Hello, everybody. Welcome back to the uncurated life podcast. Before I even get into this episode, I wanted to give you a bit of a trigger warning for anybody who struggles with, talk about weight. Talk about dieting, talk about exercise, talk about disordered eating and all of that. I will be talking about my thoughts on how wellness and dieting seem to be. Kind of interchanged with each other right now, is this all my own thoughts and my own experiences, but I know that for some people, this can be a conversation that can be really hard for them. So I'm just letting you know, upfront that if you need to skip this episode, no hard feelings. Totally understand. But I wanted to say that upfront because I love you. Let's get going. Not that this is your first time here. My name is Cindy Guentert-Baldo this is kind of a heavy one to get started on, but it also kind of gives you an idea of sort of the, the different ways that this podcast kind of takes shape. I love to talk about how we live our lives on the internet. And for me, that can show up in some sassy molassey and that can also show up in some kind of heavier conversations. And today's definitely going to be on the heavier side, but it is something that has been weighing on me quite a bit. Recently, no pun intended. And that is, is wellness. The new diet. Imagine. Wellness and diet, both being in quotes. Now I had already had this thought and I will kind of talk about that a little bit in a hot minute here, but if you don't already listen to it, maintenance phase is a fantastic podcast where they dissect a lot of things around diet, culture and wellness culture, and it's fascinating. And it has helped me really unpack some of the stuff that I have had ingrained in me for a long ass time. And. I think that if you haven't listened to it, I'll make sure to link it in the show notes. There talk about wellness and diet has been really instrumental for me in solidifying some of the thoughts I was already having. Although I will also say that I don't have very solid thoughts on this. This is more of a stream of consciousness conversation that brings in my experiences and my thoughts on the subject. And this will be an ongoing conversation, I think, cause it's fascinating to me lately, especially as it pertains to myself, my body image. And how some of those things can impact my kids. So I guess a good place to start is my history with dieting. I'm 42 years old. Well, I'm almost 42. I keep saying I'm 42, but I haven't quite turned 42 yet, but I'm getting there. I grew up in the eighties in the nineties. Dieting was everywhere, but it wasn't really something that was impressed upon me, partly because I grew. In a fairly poor household. And there wasn't really any conversation about dieting because the conversation was often about. W what kind of food we were going to have for dinner? Like where are we going to have to go get the free government food? Or where are we going to have to get something on clearance at the grocery store that my mom was going to have to make stretch? It, it wasn't like a, it wasn't a real conversation in our house. If my mom was into diet culture. Honestly, I don't remember it now. My sisters could totally contradict me on this. I also was a very self-absorbed teenager, especially, but I don't remember my mom being super into, into diet culture for one. My mom, as a profession was a cook. She did was a kitchen manager at a restaurant at the cafeteria. She worked in various kitchens throughout her life and loved to cook. Unfortunately, when it came to our meals, she was burned out on cooking for the most part, and also trying to stretch a very, very meager budget when it came to our food. But she wasn't afraid of. On top of that, my mom was a bigger lady. She was not skinny by any stretch of the means. She was a much a bigger person, but she seemed to have quite a bit, at least again, from my memory of a fairly good body image of herself, partly because my dad thought that she was just absolutely gorgeous and. They may have fought like cats and dogs, but they also were high school sweethearts and super into each other. And so, again, from my perspective, I'm not speaking for my mom and my mom has passed away. So she can't really speak for herself anymore. But from what I remember observing. I didn't get a lot of my issues with food from my mom's specifically when I was in high school, I did have body image issues, but most of my body image issues were surrounded by the fact that I was six, two. I grew a foot and a half in a year. And when you AE are super tall female and be. It's like the mid nineties and they haven't really started selling like long sizes and a lot of the super discount stores, which is all we could afford to shop at. I wound up having to do things like wear men's jeans because they were the only ones that weren't high waters on me. So most of my body image issues that I remember were surrounded by, um, how tall I was not my weight. I honestly don't really remember being super. Annoyed by my weight in high school, what I will say. And again, this can go back to my self absorbed. Anise is that both of my sisters tended towards my mom's body shapes. They were both are both larger than me. And maybe part of me was like, oh, well, I don't have to worry about that. Cause I'm skinnier than them, which is a shitty thing to say, but. I can totally see myself sort of internalizing that. I just don't remember any real issues that I had with body image that wasn't around, both my height and the fact that I have never been able to give my hair. Like I didn't even know. Straight irons were like flat irons were a thing. I just thought people had naturally smooth hair and my shitty hair and my shitty teeth were just because I was poor. I found out later. Yeah, that is part of it because I couldn't afford the things to make them fancy, but it wasn't that fancy people, rich people just happen to be more fancy know they can afford the ways to be more fancy suffice it to say, I didn't start struggling with weight until I got. It really started when I was in my first marriage. And some of it came from comments that my ex-husband made, that had to do with his standards for beauty. And they weren't about me being. Overweight. They were about me having smaller boobs basically. And I internalized a lot of that. I don't think he really knew when he told me those things, that that was going to impact me for years to come. I think for him, he was just making an offhanded comment, but. For me, they did impact me for a long time. And the, and again, this goes back to a lot of what I've been thinking about lately, which is it's very easy for us to make offhanded comments. About ourselves, about other people that we don't think are a big deal, but there may be people overhearing what we're saying or that we're saying them to, whether it's our kids, whether it's other people in our lives, whatever the case may be. And so what to us, does it seem a big deal because we've already internalized it or it just doesn't seem like a big deal to us. It could be really awful for somebody else. And that's just been something that I've been grappling with lately. Again, that particular comment did not make me really worry about my weight. The worrying about my weight began when I was pregnant and it wasn't even when I was pregnant, my first pregnancy with cat, I went 41 weeks. I gained 70 pounds and when I had cat, cat was a little under 10 pounds. I was having a lot of trouble dropping the weight at first. And I wanted to, I wanted to just get back to my normal and believe me, my normal has Al was always at the time, like 180 pounds. Again, I'm six, two. I wasn't ever expecting to be super, super skinny or anything. I just didn't want to be where I was at the time. So I went on weight Watchers for the first time. And this first round of WeightWatchers that I was on was successful for me. I wound up losing the majority of that weight and feeling really good about it. I wasn't exercising all that much cause exercise and I have never been good friends with each other, but I was like just really counting calories and restricting the food I was eating and it worked. And then I got pregnant again. And this time with RJ. Because of various circumstances, which I can totally go into in another video. A lot of it was my fault. Uh, we wound up, I wasn't working and we wound up having a lot of trouble, like with money in general, in the early days of my pregnancy with RJ, I wound up going without food for a week because I was so worried that we wouldn't have enough money for food and for gas to get me to the job I was going to. And I ended up blacking out at my training. So. Suffice it to say that even when I started working again, I did not have either the time because I had a toddler or the disposable income to indulge all of my cravings. When I was pregnant with cat dude, I was all about the Wienerschnitzel, corn dogs and shit, or chili dogs, and shit like that. But with RJ, I only gained 20 pounds. And then on top of that, he was almost 11 pounds when he was born. So that to me felt like, like triumphant, but I did again, try to go on weight Watchers to lose the weight a second time. And this time I struggled with it. However, I discovered that there was another way that one could lose weight. Enter the time in my life. When I was below my goal weight, I was the skinniest I had ever been in my life. Not only that people were telling me how good I looked, I was also the most miserable I had ever been in my life. It was when things were really bad between my ex-husband and I, and I was a manager at trader Joe's and I was working 50 plus hours a week on a schedule where I barely saw my. It was chain smoking. I was only eating basically goldfish, crackers and drinking. Coca-Cola. That was it. That was basically my life now. No, at this point, I didn't know I had polycystic kidney disease, but my blood pressure, it was only just then starting to skyrocket. Amazing. I can't imagine why. Right. But like, you could see my hips and I felt really, really like, like, like Zoolander would say really, really good looking, but I was utterly miserable. This is a very self-destructive period of my life. I was drinking too much. All sorts of shit happened again. I might go into this more and more detail one day, but that's not the subject of this podcast. The best weight I'd ever been in my life was the most unhealthy I'd ever been in my life. And yet I was still proud of myself for being that weight. And for a long time afterwards, once I had gotten out of that marriage, once Jesse and I had started dating and then living together and I put on like the happy, the happy weight, the weight that comes when one stops, one, quit smoking for one and is not like completely and utterly lost. Depressed and just fucked up for that whole time. Yeah, I put on the weight, but I would keep idealizing this ideal of myself when I was a super skinny, but also really unhealthy. This was the first time it began to occur to me, but not in the front of my mind, in the back of my mind that it's not about how much you weigh when it comes to how healthy you are. That doesn't mean that there can't be health problems that come with being. In the upper limits of weight and there's things that come with being in the lower ends of the weight spectrum or whatever. I'm not saying that, but what I am saying is that how much someone weighs is not necessarily an indicator of their health. There are other indicators that are much more obvious making assumptions about someone's health based on their weight is foolish because that doesn't tell you anything. But at the time, I didn't quite think about that. Now I was never a diet cycler, but in the years after I got together with Jess, I put back on weight because I had quit smoking cold Turkey right before we moved in together. And then. Generally speaking, I was much happier. So I was not like subsiding on crackers and soda anymore. There were times when I would return to my old favorite, the weight Watchers that I did, the whole 30, my kids will make jokes about that to this day, because they were like, mom, are you fucking kidding me? I flirted with plenty of diets, but I didn't. Um, really go down the super high protein end of things. Mostly because again, knowing that I had kidney disease, that just seemed like a bad idea at the time. However, in the time of this timeframe, I began to notice certain wording around dieting coming from my diet fat free, you know, zero points kind of WeightWatchers lifestyle. I began to notice with some of my friends. Th their wording was different, but it felt the same very specifically. It was around things like eating, clean, eating, lean, feeling, lean, feeling light, you know? Yeah, cleansing toxins. My first real exposure to this shit started happening. It was happening to me and a group of my friends and I immediately was like, what the fuck does that even mean? It just sounds like diet talked. Clothed differently. And I had evidence of that fairly soon. I had a friend who blacked out from not eating enough in there eating lean phase or whatever. And so I was like, okay, this, this is kind of concerning me. But again, it didn't cause me to take a look at what I was trying to do. Like, okay, this person is saying they want to eat clean and feel light. And I'm like, I'm kind of worried about you, man. But then I turn around and I'm like, how many? Zero point snacks can I get in today? Right. So that all leads me to the most recent years where I've really, I've really kind of changed my thought process on all of it. One of the things that changed that thought process is having polycystic kidney disease. Literally because my kidneys are massive. They make me look pregnant and has taken me a long time. I'm talking up until recent days where I can look at myself in the mirror and not completely hate the way I look. I recognize why I look the way I look and. I am trying real hard to love my body, but I think I've at least gotten to a point where I liked my body. I don't love the way it feels a lot at the time, but I also am at a point now there's nothing like fucking chronic kidney disease to let you know that when you eat something that your body doesn't like, your body lets you know, real quickly and that's where I'm at right now. So it's a balance of how nauseated I am. Most of the time. And how certain things that I tend to go towards when I'm nauseated might make me feel like shit. Maybe because of my medications, maybe because of my kidney function, it depends on the thing, but it's, it's helped me work my way through it. I don't recommend this. I don't recommend chronic genetic illness as a way to help you figure out your. Your issues with diet culture, plot twist, though, as I was starting to come to terms with my body, both how it felt and how it looked. I started to also notice at the same time that all of those things that were beginning to irk me years ago with my friends about eating clean and all of that, we're starting to take over the fucking world of dieting and so on and so forth. Thanks to things like goop and all sorts of other shit. This idea of eating clean wellness, flushing your toxins, and. People talking about flushing, their toxins is one of the things that annoys the everliving shit out of me. If you have working kidneys, that's their job and your liver's job as somebody who does not have very well working kidneys when I need, when there comes a day, when I need to flush my toxins, that's done with dialysis. So miss me with your fucking talks and flushing. Thank you very much. Moving forward. So noticing that, that eating clean the way that instead of talking about going on a diet, now, people were talking about improving their wellness and an eating clean and restricting carbs and whatever the case may be, it's they wouldn't say restricting, they would say I'm avoiding carbs or whatever. The language softened, it felt a lot more like Gwenyth Paltrow, the way that you would talk about things. And then. I began to notice how I was talking about food around my kids. When I talked about being bad, when it came to eating something, when I talked about. Having a cheat day or whatever. I didn't ever notice those things. But remember what I said before about comments that you think are not innocuous impacting people harder when one of your teenagers struggles with disordered eating, especially around avoiding and restricting foods. You begin to recognize whenever that stuff starts to come out of your mouth and that began to happen for me. And so, even though I felt like I was coming to better terms with how I saw my body, I realized that I had a lot of the training retraining to do and how I talked about shit in general, because some of those things that to me were kind of throwaway comments. We're impacting my kid in a way that was forming their opinions of themselves so that as they went into their life, they might change how they feel about certain things. Now that's kind of where I'm at now. So that gives you sort of the beginning to the, the current state of how I am feeling like I'm more at peace with my body. Not at peace of the fact that my body is shutting down, but at peace with what I need to do in order to feel less shit. And not worry about the rest of it. That's where I'm at right now. Like currently I need to start reducing my salt according to my nephrologist. So that's something to think about, but not because I'm worried about being fat beat because I need to reduce salt for my blood pressure sake because I have kidney disease. So I'm comfortable with where I'm at with my body. I mean, I'd be comfortable in my body, but that is reasons beyond my control. But what I am comfortable with is how I feel about my body. And I have hard days. But they're fewer than they used to be. But right now, currently, what I am worried about is my kids, not just the one, discover this, dealing with disordered eating, but both of them and the images they're taking into the world, as well as really thinking about like the things that are so deep inside of me, that I don't even notice them. I want to remove as many landmines as possible, both for my kids and for myself. Anyway, now that we've talked about that, I want to talk about a few things that, that, um, are kind of at the forefront of my brain when it comes to this whole idea of wellness versus diet and how they're both just basically insidious. One thing for me is the obsession with food. And this is something that my kid is working on, right. This obsession with eating the right foods. Which is now it's like, let's eat the clean foods. Let's eat the non, the non-toxic foods, whatever used to be let's eat the fat free foods or the no points foods or the no carbs foods or the low carbs foods or whatever the language has changed. It used to be like, they would say like fat free or low fat or whatever, but now it's about eating clean. I keep coming back to that, but that's like eating clean and wellness are like fucking two sides of the same goddamn. I'm not saying eating less processed foods is terrible. It's a, it's fine. It's a good thing. But when you start assigning morality to your food, that's when we start heading into trouble territory. Assigning some foods as good. And some foods is bad. Some foods as naughty in some foods is nice. Some foods is clean and some foods is dirty. That's assigning moral judgements to food that doesn't fucking exist. It's just food. And believe me, when I say it is just a first world problem too, because if you think about it, If you really wanted to improve, people's eating. If you really wanted to improve public health, if you really wanted to improve all of these things, if it wasn't about beauty standards, if it was about real overall health that we would be working on things like bringing accessible food to food deserts. Stopping equating obesity with health problems because really the health problems need to be addressed. The obesity is not the health problem. You can address it. If there's an issue that's causing like joint pain or whatever, but if you have health problems, doctors need to look at that first. And having access to things like open space, places for people to walk easily accessible things for people to do where they can move their body and making it so that moving your butt, like getting people, the clue that you just want to find a way to move your body, that you like, you don't have to punish yourself. Exercise. Shouldn't be punishment. I'm getting on a tangent tangent here, tirade. I'm very sorry about that. I'm actually not very sorry about that, hashtag, sorry, not sorry. I will say that aside from my own management of changing my language around food and exercise and trying to remove the morality from food, the other things that really, really piss me off are a, the way that people make assumptions about. Based on body size and that's gonna be an entirely different podcast. I can tell you from my own experience and from experience of my family members, the differences in ways one might get treated at the doctor's office based on how big you are, right? The way that you can't necessarily be diagnosed with an eating disorder. If you aren't at a certain BMI, which excludes everybody, who's not at a super low BMI who also has disordered eating. And then of course, there's my anger at companies selling us. Now it's wellness culture used to be diet culture. Now it's wellness culture companies sell it to us because the way you sell something to someone, as you identify the problem, and then you sell them a way to fix it. And so for company and wellness, dieting, all, that's a huge Indian. And so companies can make more money if they're selling a solutions to why we're fat solutions, to why we're unhealthy solutions, to help us with our wellness, as opposed to actually addressing the systemic things, donating money, or doing all the things advocating for government help for the. Actually will cause society as a better as a whole to be more well, we're selling us this thing that makes us feel like, well, if we do this and we eat clean and we remove all of our toxins and blah-blah-blah, then, then we might get closer to Gwyneth Paltrow. You know, I don't know. This is a big rant. You guys, I don't even think this is as organized as I wanted it to be, but we go back to my central thesis. Right? Is wellness the new diet? Yes. Yes, it is. I think that it feels like, and I got this from wellness, from wellness, from maintenance phase, they said something like, sometimes it feels like you just take a bunch of papers about, or like advertisements about diet and control F and replace all of the diet with wellness. And there you go. It's the same fucking shit. And I'm not saying taking care of yourself, self care, that sort of thing is not important. But what I am saying is that companies. And gurus and people trying to make money off of us capitalism if they take diet, which is an extremely, extremely lucrative industry. But it's starting to get a bad rap because dieting does not sound like the business in 2022. If they repackage it as wellness, suddenly people are willing to buy it again. I'm trying to be more discerning about that. And my hope is that if you struggle with this, that this might help you get a little bit of clarity towards being more discerning about it. And I know this was ramble-y, this was all over the place, but I needed to get some of this off my chest. I will be re-exploring this topic more in upcoming days or upcoming months, whatever. But in the meantime, what I would love to know if you understood or agreed with any of this, let me know in Instagram stories, tag me at @llamaletters so I can see it share this podcast. If that's interesting to you, I just I'd really like to know your thoughts anyway. Thanks to my patrons for sponsoring this episode. That's what they always do and the rad, and you can check it out at www.patreon.com/cindyguentertbaldo to find out more. Thank you so much for listening until next time, my friends peace out.
“Tell the image makers and magazine sellers and the plastic surgeons that you are not afraid. That what you fear the most is the death of imagination and originality and metaphor and passion. Then be bold and LOVE YOUR BODY. STOP FIXING IT. It was never broken.” – Marion Woodman Dear amazing women, Today I find myself wanting to write you a letter, something a bit more personal than usual… I am about to go on a journey, and I want to invite you for the ride. But I cannot authentically do that until I tell you a story — the one that starts when I landed in a Weight Watchers program at age 11, continued onto disordered eating in high school, zig zagged through every diet created into my 30s, and ends with me in a “healed” body 12 years ago — or so I thought. Here's the deal. I am all about learning and passing what I learn back out to you. Sometimes I do that very literally. Sometimes I learn things that get passed back through expanded capacity in my coaching and teaching. I always make sure I am only talking about things that I have resolved, and that's going to make today's message different. I am a bit more in the messy middle with one of my 2022 intentions, but every bone in my body is encouraging me to share with you now… Here's the story. 2021 was both the hardest year of my life and the best year of my life. In November of 2020, I admitted that my then 14-year old daughter was not OK. She needed help, and I decided that I was the one to help her. This was me following my intuition. (I was told by people I trust that she needed more institutional help.) I quickly realized a big piece of me being able to help my daughter was me healing myself. At a very high-level that looked like… I looked at all the hard moments in my childhood and re-felt them to heal them. I cried a lot. I wrote a lot. I rewrote a lot of my past. I talked it through with a coach, a healer, and a select group of friends frequently. I did this at strategic times, so I could be with clients and my kids during the day as a functioning human. I practiced staying in the present moment as much as possible. This helped me operate from intuition and love, and have a chance of doing all the right things for my girl and community. By July 2021, I had my girl back. Not only was she back, she had become a new version of herself — as had I. In October I felt really good about the experience and led a 6-week class with my mentor and coach, Sil Reynolds, called Easeful Motherhood, where we had the honor of supporting an amazing group of moms as they navigated their tricky corners. All was great, except as my family needed less support, I realized that in holding the space for a kid to heal — while also navigating parenting 2 other kids, nurturing a marriage, serving beautiful clients, growing a business, and living in a pandemic — I literally ignored my body. So that brings us to the past few months…. I embarked on a journey to take impeccable care of myself — my body, mind, and soul. I've made a few agreements with myself. #1. I decided that all action to take care of myself will come from love. If there is an action that is feeling like “I'm supposed to be doing this” or “I should be doing that,” I will slow down and get back into alignment with myself before “doing” anything. #2. I decided that there is no end destination. This meant not starting with food — until I am as sure (as I can be) that I am doing it out of love for myself vs. shame that I gained weight in the last year — as body-image seems to be the most complicated conditioning from my past. In fact, I do not want food changes to come from any motivation other than a desire to take good care of my body. I also don't want to send anything but ungraded messages to my girls (and you) about food and body. This has been the hardest agreement with myself. Quick fixes are appealing. #3. I decided it's really important I share the journey with you. I'm not...
There are a lot of stereotypes that go with obesity, and Sue, like many people, did not fit those stereotypes. Our guest today is Sue Reynolds. Sue is the author of “The Athlete Inside: The Transforming Power of Hope, Tenacity, and Faith”. She transformed herself from a 335-lb couch potato into a 135-lb World Championships-qualifying triathlete—all between the ages of 56 and 62! Sue conquered fear and pride to find that the best version of herself had been there all along. Sue hopes the book and her story will inspire others to begin their own transformation journeys - whatever those journeys may be. Sue is a passionate achiever who throws herself wholeheartedly into everything she does. As a result of her dedication and hard work on her successful nonprofit, she let her health go and used eating to aid her to stay awake and work long hours into the night. She is sharing with us more about her health and fitness story and fulfilling her secret dream of becoming a triathlete. Sue's journey from obesity to World-Class Triathlete is interesting and unique in many ways but also wonderfully inspiring and relatable for everyone. Click here to listen! Rating, Review & Follow on Apple Podcasts Heike's insights are so helpful in creating a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle! Loving every episode of the Pursue Your Spark podcast!” ← if that sounds like you, consider rating and reviewing my show here! Your action helps me support more empty-nester moms 50+ - just like you - thriving in their second-half of life. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with 5 stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode! Plus, if you haven't already, subscribe to the podcast. There is always something new on the feed and, if you're not subscribed, there's a chance you'll miss out. Subscribe NOW! Links mentioned in the show: The Empty Nest Reboot The National Diabetes Association Weight Watchers Sue Reynolds' book - “The Athlete Inside: The Transforming Power of Hope, Tenacity, and Faith” My Fitness Pal USA Triathlon Foundation How you can reach Sue Reynolds Website Instagram Facebook For more episodes, click here.
In dieser Episode startet Gordon wieder mit einem tollen Gast in das neue Jahr. Gemeinsam mit Melanie teilt er einige Tipps für DEIN Jahr 2022. Mit Melanie hat Gordon eine echte Expertin an seiner Seite, denn sie ist für WW als Trainerin für Verhaltensänderungen tätig und begleitet zudem auch die WW Coaches sowie die D360 Pros bei ihrer Arbeit. Ob es am Ende vielleicht sogar Gemeinsamkeiten bei Gordon und Melanie gibt, erfährst du in dieser Folge. *Shownotes*: - Hier erfährst du mehr über Melanie: https://bit.ly/MehrZuMelanie - WW Coach Jens war in Folge 47 zu Gast. - So ein Erinnerungsglas oder Erlebnisglas ist schnell gemacht und eine tolle Idee. In diesem Artikel findest du u.a. auch das sogenannte Dankbarkeitsglas: https://bit.ly/DankbarkeitÜben - Und lass dich in diesem Artikel von unseren Ideen für deine Tut mir gut-Liste inspirieren: https://bit.ly/TutMirGutListe - Hier geht's zum ganzheitlichen Terminkalender Ein guter Plan: https://bit.ly/EinGuterPlan und hier kannst du dir Ein guter Winter kostenlos herunterladen: https://bit.ly/EinGuterWinter Welche Tipps kannst du für dich mitnehmen? Hast du Tipps, die du gerne mit uns teilen möchtest? Dann schreib uns an: email@example.com
Today I am thrilled to be sharing a full episode from my all new Conversations with CommerceNext podcast featuring Jon Mandell, Senior Vice President of Global Membership Marketing and Commerce with WW. WW started their digital transformation long before the pandemic demanded brands to keep up with the great acceleration of eCommerce, and on this episode along with my co-host Scott Silverman we get an inside look at the process and people behind WW's great leap forward and how the groundwork laid in the past is preparing them for future success.Jon walks us through the overall process and strategy behind the transition, and how the pandemic changed the game. We ask Jon about his career, what he looks for when building a resilient team, and advice that he would give his past self.To discover career opportunities with WW click here. I launched the Conversations with CommerceNext podcast with my U.S. based partners to meet the top practitioners and thought leaders in the DTC & eCommerce marketing space, and explore both their tradecraft and share the learnings from their career journeys. Let's listen in now as Scott kicks off our conversation. Thanks for tuning into this episode of Conversations with CommerceNext. Please follow us on Apple, Spotify, Amazon Music or your favorite podcast platform where we'll be sharing career advice and marketing strategies from eCommerce and digital marketing leaders at retailers and direct-to-consumer brands each and every episode. CommerceNext is a community, event series and conference for marketers at retail and direct-to-consumer brands. Through our online forums, interviews, webinars, summits and other in-person events, we harness the collective wisdom of our community to help marketers grow their businesses and advance their careers. Join CommerceNext events to meet other industry leaders and learn the latest ecommerce and marketing strategies. You can find upcoming events at CommerceNext.com Jon MandellSVP, CXO, C-suite Leader → Brand Transformation Catalyst → Customer Engagement StrategistBuilding, leading, and optimizing customer-centric organizations to drive growth and revenue has been the hallmark of my career. I leverage strategy, technology, operational excellence, and innovation to shape unique customer experiences that deliver value and engender customer engagement, loyalty, and retention. I excel in identifying business growth opportunities in organizations and developing them into impactful business drivers to increase revenue, income and previously untapped value.My experience spans executive leadership roles (transformations, growth initiatives, M&A, turnarounds, and integrations) with leading public companies (WW & 1-800-Flowers.com), co-founder/COO/MD of 2 technology startups, operations and general management roles, and an early career with AT&T Wireless. As a leader, I am best known for expanding the vision for what is possible and forming cohesive, motivated teams to drive organizational growth boldly and systematically from the ground up.CAREER MILESTONES
Feeling overwhelmed by the push to make a New Year's Resolution? Tune in to learn more effective ways to create and achieve your 2022 goals. Check out the Light After Trauma website for transcripts, other episodes, Alyssa's guest appearances, and more at: www.lightaftertrauma.com Support the Podcast Transcript Alyssa Scolari [00:23]: Hi everybody. Welcome back. This is the last episode of 2021, which I can't believe honestly. It's wild that we are now going on to the third calendar year of podcasting. I am really excited. Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas, if you celebrate Christmas. Happy Kwanza. Happy Hanukah. I know Hanukah was a while back, but Happy Hanukah, nonetheless. I hope that the holidays have treated you with love and kindness, because we all need a little bit extra of that, especially during these times. Alyssa Scolari [01:01]: Today, I have a rather short episode coming at you. Not going to be super long. We will get back into the regular swing of things in 2022. I have a guest episode coming at you for the first episode of the new year, but today I wanted to talk a little bit about an alternative approach or what I think is a little bit more of an effective approach to new year's resolutions. Alyssa Scolari [01:29]: Now that the holidays, the religious holidays, so to speak, are behind us, which I had a very good holiday by the way. Not that any of you asked, but I just thought I would put that out there. Last year was really hard because of the pandemic and this year, I mean, things are still really bad, so we didn't do anything huge. I took off this week, so I am just vibing and relaxing. I currently actually am in a onesie. Alyssa Scolari [01:59]: Yes, I am about to be 30 years old and I am in a onesie and I am not ashamed about it. I cannot believe that I have never worn a onesie before now. Friends, it is the best thing ever.And I actually don't think that they're called... I don't think they're called onesies. I think that's what you call them for like babies or whatever but you know what I mean? One of those like outfits that are just all one piece. I guess it could be like a jumper, but mine is like a lounge jumper that I have that I got for Christmas and I am in heaven. I am vibing in that as we speak. I have a blanket wrapped around me, some hot chocolate. I am in full relaxation mode and it's actually snowing out here today in Pennsylvania, which is really magical. Alyssa Scolari [02:51]: If you know me, you know I love the snow. Love, love, love it. So that's where I'm at this week and yeah, it's really nice to have a week off. I know that the last solo episode I put out was really heavy because I was talking a lot about my struggles right now and my battle with endometriosis. I know that that it was an episode that was hard to listen to. Endometriosis is really a life altering disease, but you know, as an update I am doing okay right now. Knock on wood, I have not had a ton of pain. Thank goodness. It's really nice to get a break and yeah, so I'm doing okay right now. Thank goodness. Thank you for who reached out, especially after hearing that episode and just connected with me and wanted to touch base. I really appreciate it. It was very tough being that vulnerable, but I know that I'm not the only one who feels the way that I feel, so I thought it was really important to share. Alyssa Scolari [03:57]: So okay. Transitioning back to new year's resolutions. I have always hated this holiday and looking back on it, I mean, I think because nobody really hates a holiday unless you have some kind of personal or vulnerable reason for hating it. I have a very strong reaction to new year's and I think it's because of all of the, I guess, emphasis on drinking and partying and I was never really into that, but I think honestly more than that, I also, when I was younger and in like in high school or whatever, I was never invited to any parties. I never really had any opportunity to party on New Year's Eve, but now I'm kind of like over it. I don't really have any interest in it. Alyssa Scolari [04:53]: So as I've gotten older and I've become, I think less bitter about not being invited to the parties, which I totally was a bitter teenager, I realize that New Year's is about more that just parties. It's really about having a resolution, if you believe in that. Some people don't and I never really did. I was always like, oh, resolutions. It's just a setup because you're just going to fail but I think that I was always looking at that from a very like diet culture, frame of mind, where everybody's New Year resolution was, I'm going to lose weight this year. I am going to become a size, whatever. Alyssa Scolari [05:39]: I remember in years past, my friends or one of my friends, actually took out a pair of jeans that she used to fit into, honestly when she was a teenager. So like it doesn't even make logical sense that she would fit into them now because she is an adult, but she took out her jeans that she wore from when she was a teenager and she hung them up in her room every day, as a reminder that it's her New Year's resolution to get down to that size. Alyssa Scolari [06:07]: I think that's part of why I also resented New Year's cause it was just like diets and weight loss and this and that and it felt like so much pressure. I think that New Year's resolutions generally don't often work out, or people don't usually follow through, because the resolutions themselves are so overwhelming and so vague. Y'all know how I feel about diets and diet culture at this point. I'm just using this as an example. Alyssa Scolari [06:41]: If somebody wants to lose weight, they make their New Year's resolution, I'm going to lose weight or I'm going to get down to a jean size, X. But then there's really no full-detailed planning on how that's going to happen. I'm going to buy this to gym membership and maybe I'm going to join Weight Watchers, which again, I'm putting this out there, not because I believe in any of this, because you all know that I don't. I am not a fan of diet culture whatsoever, but this is what people, or this is what I have found, most of us and myself included at one point, often do. Alyssa Scolari [07:18]: I'm going to join Weight Watchers. I'm going to join a gym. I'm going to hang my pants up so I can have that daily motivation that I need to lose weight and that's kind of just this reminder. But that feels so overwhelming, right? It's like, now I have to learn this brand new diet and then I have to try to find time in my schedule to go to the gym three to four times a week. Then I have to be looking at these pants every day and feel guilty that I am not that size right now. It's like very, very, I don't know, overwhelming. I know I've said that several times, but that's just how it feels and I think that the same thing could be said for other types of goals that people have. Alyssa Scolari [08:03]: Sometimes your goal is I want to make more money this year. Or sometimes your goal is I want to learn, I don't know. I want to learn how to crochet or maybe more goals related to like your mental health. I want to beat my depression this year. Or I want to love myself more this year. Things like that. All amazing goals, right? Love those goals, but they're super vague and there's a million different ways we can get it to those. We can reach those goals. Alyssa Scolari [08:44]: So, here's what I would recommend. Here's what works for me. I do not really put any kind of like major stakes into New Year's resolutions. I'm like just kind of like, oh, this year I really want to focus on X, Y, and Z. If it doesn't happen, I'm not beating myself up over it because I just don't. I'm always making new goals for myself and I guess I just personally don't feel the need to create like a New Year's resolution list. Alyssa Scolari [09:12]: But if this is what you want to do, I have worked with a lot of clients and I have chatted with a lot of friends who often put a lot of weight into their New Year's resolutions. So I could definitely offer some tips on how that can be done and what I recommend is making your goals much, much smaller. Alyssa Scolari [09:36]: So, if your goal is to practice more self-love. Again, broad concept. How are we going to bring that down? How are we going to... Because we cannot, especially with the times right now, honestly, it's going to be so hard to decide that we are going to make a habit right now and stick to it for the next 365 days. That's a lot to ask, especially when the state of the world has so many question marks around it. Alyssa Scolari [10:07]: So, what can we do instead? Well, what would be one act of self-love? Perhaps it is creating some type of like gratitude journal. That might be it. That might be it for you. Now, are we going to start off by saying, I need to write in this journal every single night before bed or every single morning when I wake up? I mean, no. I wouldn't recommend that because again, that's going to be very overwhelming and you are now adding another task to your life, to your already busy life. Alyssa Scolari [10:45]: So, how about this? How about I am going to aim once a week. Let's get even more specific. On Saturday mornings because I'm not rushing to get to work. I'm off. I have some time. I am going to aim to write a gratitude journal on Saturday mornings. Now we've cut our amount of journaling from 365 days of the year to 52, but that seems so much more manageable and honestly, if you have made a gratitude list for 52 days of the year, that's amazing. Absolutely amazing. So try to come up with goals that are more tangible. Alyssa Scolari [11:34]: For me personally, I actually, one of the things that I've really been wanting to do this year is try to work on the way that I speak to myself in my head, because I tend to give so much more love and kindness to other people, but I have zero love and kindness when it comes to myself, sadly. So what I want to do is I want to start writing all of the kind things that happen to me. Alyssa Scolari [12:03]: When I get really overwhelmed or when I get depressed, I can only see the bad. That's it. I've got to filter on, where only the bad things are coming in and I would like to have a tangible item where I can go to and reflect back on some of my darker days, and remind myself of how loved I am. Because like I said, when I'm depressed, it gets really, really hard for me to go back into my memory and be like, oh, remember, on this day, when this person said this really great thing about you. Alyssa Scolari [12:34]: So something I would like to do moving forward would be, like I said, to start writing things down when they happen to me, when really good things happen. I had somebody reach out to me maybe a week ago at this point, and tell me what an impact I have on their lives and their text message was absolutely beautiful. And it brought me to tears. It's those moments that I really want to hold onto because those moments are the moments that will help get me through the darker times. And if I have them in front of me and can access those memories or those reminders anytime, I'm hoping that I will be less likely to be constantly filling my head with negative self-talk. So there's an idea for you. If you are looking for ways to take better care of yourself or love yourself a little bit more as your New Year's resolution. Alyssa Scolari [13:36]: Now, the ma... I won't say the majority, but many, many, many people have a New Year's resolution of getting back in shape or eating healthier or losing weight, et cetera. And again, you all know, I am an intuitive eater and I practice intuitive eating with my clients and with myself through and through. That's what I talk about on this podcast. That's what I believe is the ultimate way to health and food freedom. But I also acknowledge that that's not where other people are and some people just want to lose weight and they want to get in shape and they want to change their bodies and manipulate the number on the scale. Alyssa Scolari [14:22]: If that's where you are at, okay, okay. But let me recommend this. So here's what we know. We know that 95% of diets fail. Yet, the diet industry is a 60 billion dollar, per year, industry. 60 billion dollars with a 95% failure rate. 60 billion dollars with a only a 5% success rate. I just want you to marinate on that, because that really blows my mind. Alyssa Scolari [15:15]: I'm not going to say don't diet. If that's what you feel called to do in this moment, you have to do what feels best for you. But what I will recommend is this. Before you decide to give the diet industry any more of your money, any more of your time, any more of your stress and any more of your health, knowing that there's a 95% chance this could fail, I want to encourage you to reevaluate your goals a little bit. And by that, I mean, I don't mean drop everything and just become an intuitive eater, because some people truly don't believe in that and that's okay. Alyssa Scolari [16:04]: But maybe instead of investing your money in the diet industry, maybe invest your money in a nutritionist, a holistic health nutritionist. I cannot say that word today. Maybe invest your money in somebody like that. Maybe find an intuitive eating person, a dietician, who can help you with one of your goals, or multiple of your goals, but maybe try to look for health outside of the diet industry, because you might have better success there in terms of becoming the person physically, mentally, and emotionally, that you would like to be. Just a thought. Alyssa Scolari [16:56]: And honestly, looking outside of the box in terms of like looking to different types of professionals to help me with food, with medical issues, with everything has been the most healing for me. So that's just something I'm recommending, if you know, one of your resolutions is diet health, weight loss, maybe try somebody who's not really fully affiliated with like the diet industry. Somebody who can work one-on-one with you, because at the end of the day, you're going to invest your money either way, but maybe invest your money in somebody who can help you achieve the goals that you want, but also might have a higher success rate than diet industry. Alyssa Scolari [17:42]: So there's my two cents. You can take that or leave it, but basically the concept applies with any kind of resolution. Start small, take it slow, and remind yourself to check in. Start small, give yourself compassion, keep loving yourself through it, and know that if you mess up or if you do not achieve all of your goals at the end of this year, you did nothing wrong. At the end of the day, if all you did was survive, especially with the state of the world right now, you have succeeded. Alyssa Scolari [18:21]: So Happy New Year, everybody. I hope that this is helpful. I am holding you in the light and I will see you all in 2022. Alyssa Scolari [18:30]: Thanks for listening everyone. 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In Folge 55 konntest du bereits ihre Stimme hören und heute ist Petra persönlich zu Gast. Sie ist WW Coach in Unna und wird von ihren Mitgliedern auch "Coach der Herzen" genannt. Sie durfte unser neues Programm vorab testen und berichtet in dieser Folge persönlich davon. Mit Blick auf das neue Jahr sprechen Gordon und Petra außerdem über Pläne und Ziele für 2022. Erfahre hier, wie Petra zu Neujahrsvorsätzen steht und warum 2022 unser bzw. dein Jahr wird! *Shownotes*: - Hier findest du alle Infos zu unseren virtuellen Workshops: https://bit.ly/VirtuelleWWWorkshops - Wenn du mehr über Petra erfahren möchtest, klicke hier: https://bit.ly/WWCoachPetra oder vielleicht sogar einen ihrer virtuellen Workshops besuchen möchtest, dann klicke hier: https://bit.ly/PetrasVirtuelleWorkshops. - Weitere spannende Folgen passend zu diesem Thema sind Episode 10 mit Silke, wo sie u.a. darüber sprechen, wie du realistische Ziele setzen kannst und Episode 27 mit WW Coach Tanja, die von ihrer persönlichen Erfolgsgeschichte berichtet. Wir sind neugierig: Was sind deine Pläne für das neue Jahr? Vielleicht hast du etwas ganz Verrücktes vor? Lass es uns wissen und schicke uns deine Mail an: firstname.lastname@example.org
Another first on the podcast! A few months ago, I had Natalie Boero on the show to talk about Kimberly Dark's book Fat, Pretty and Soon to Be Old. This week I have such a treat! Kimberly Dark is came on the show to talk about Natalie Boero's book Killer Fat! I had such a ball and honestly the two episodes really compliment one another. Some of the things we chatted about include: Kimberly's journey"I live in the circus sideshow of sociology"Moving from fat/fit to fat/disabledWhy Killer Fat is a sociological perspectiveWhy the macro and micro levels are different perspectives but are linked to create a whole narrativeThe relevance of Boero's chosen reportsHow to get media traction and create an epidemicHow to blame individuals for systemic issuesKimberly's experience with Weight Watchers and Overeaters AnonymousWhat does it mean to be eating too much?Kimberly's experience with bypass surgeryHow bypass surgery communities push gender rolesKeep reading everyone!Kimberly's LinksWebsiteBook resources for book clubsKimberly's calendarYoutubeFat Girl Book Club and Episode LinksYour Better Body Image ChecklistOfficial FB Group for the PodcastFat Girl Book Club PatreonRoxane Gay's discussion of her surgeryBook RecommendationsPersonal Accounts:What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey GordonFat, Pretty and Soon To Be Old by Kimberly DarkDamaged Like Me by Kimberly DarkSocial Analysis/ History of Social Construction of Fatness:Fat Shame by Amy Erdman FarrellFearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings
Going to parties when you are lacking confidence around your body or food can be very stressful. Christmas party nights are everywhere at the moment, but all year round there are going to be events, and so having some wise words and a couple of tactics under your belt can really help.How can you join in and get support?Join the conversation in the Facebook group: https://facebook.com/groups/IAmTerriPughBuy me a cake and support the podcast: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/IAmTerriPughJoin our weekly group coaching sessions: https://www.terripugh.co.uk/group-coachingFollow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/IAmTerriPugh or @IAmTerriPugh Get updates straight into your inbox each week: https://TerriPugh.co.uk/newsletterDrop me an email: Hello@lifebite.co.uk Please note, this podcast is intended to be general information for entertainment purposes only. Any figures quoted are correct at the time of recording. As always, please seek the support of a registered professional before making changes to your diet or lifestyle, or if you feel that you are affected by any of the topics discussed.Related Topics:Intuitive Eating, HAES, Health At Every Size, Body Positivity, Body Confidence, Body Positive, Anti Diet, Non Diet, Diet Culture, Food Freedom, Fat Acceptance, Fat Liberation, Self Care, Weight Loss, Eating Disorder, Eating Disorder Recovery, Disordered Eating, Nutritional Therapy, Slimming World, Weight Watchers, Cambridge Diet, Cambridge Plan, 121 Diet, Lighter Life, Noom, Coaching, Healing, Health, Wellness, Calorie Counting, Macros
Das Jahr neigt sich dem Ende und Gordon wirft einen Blick zurück auf das Jahr. Was hat für ihn im Bereich Ernährung, Bewegung, Mindset und Schlaf gut funktioniert und was ist vielleicht noch ausbaufähig? Und wofür ist Gordon dankbar? Mach mit beim Jahresrückblick. *Shownotes*: Hier findest du unsere 20 beliebtesten Rezepte: https://bit.ly/TopRezepte2021 und unsere beliebtesten Beiträge 2021: https://bit.ly/TopBeiträge2021 Lass die guten Momente des Jahres aufleben und mach deinen eigenen Jahresrückblick. Was war richtig gut? Schreib uns das tollste Erlebnis aus dem Jahr 2021 per Mail an: email@example.com Hab einen guten Start ins neue Jahr und freue dich auf weitere tolle Themen und Gäste im WW Podcast!
Vandaag heb ik Janneke Willemse te gast, zij is freelance presentatrice, journalist en enthousiast belegger. Haar beleggingsverhalen deelt zij op haar website blondjesbeleggenbeter.nl. Op haar website kan je als lezer gratis volgen hoe het met haar eigen individuele aandelen gaat. Je kan ook haar betaalde training volgen waarmee ze helpt met beleggen voor de lange termijn op een makkelijke en vrij goedkope manier. Het toffe aan deze podcast vind ik dat Janneke zegt dat zij als ondernemer de verantwoordelijkheid moest nemen om haar pensioen zelf goed te regelen. Zij heeft destijds een afweging gemaakt tussen het openen van een pensioenrekening bij Brand New Day Of Bright Pensioen. Eerlijk gezegd waren het voor haar twee goede keuzes, maar met andere voor- en nadelen. Bij Bright Pensioen wordt gewerkt met lidmaatschapsgeld, zo was voor haar de vraag wat is slimmer? Uiteindelijk heeft zij gekozen voor Bright, waarvan zij de oprichtster Karin via via kende. Naast de pensioenbeleggingsrekening van Janneke hebben we het ook over haar individuele aandelen. Janneke koopt aandelen van bedrijven die ze leuk vindt om te volgen, een voorbeeld hiervan is Netflix. Nadat zij enkele series had gebingewatched bedacht ze zich dat het bedrijf ook beursgenoteerd zal zijn. Nadat ze zich hierin verdiept heeft, heeft ze aandelen gekocht. Maar Netflix is niet het enige bedrijf waarvan ze aandelen heeft, andere bedrijven zijn: Weight Watchers, ASML en Galapagos. Vervolgens gaan we verder in op haar strategie: wanneer koopt ze extra aandelen en wanneer verkoopt ze aandelen? Eigenlijk gebruikt Janneke hier geen duidelijke strategie voor. Het aankopen gaat haar makkelijker af dan het verkopen. Dit heeft onder andere te maken met dat ze een band voelt met de bedrijven waarvan ze aandelen heeft, omdat ze het toffe bedrijven vindt waarin ze zich heeft verdiept. En aan de andere kant is Weight Watchers wellicht een voorbeeld van aandelen die ze beter kan verkopen, omdat ze niets meer waard zijn, maar dat argument is voor haar juist de reden om ze niet te verkopen. Ze zijn tenslotte niets waard, dus kan ze ze ook behouden. Sinds 2013 is Janneke bezig met haar beleggingen en tot nu toe heeft ze een geannualiseerd rendement van 15%. Specifieke toekomstplannen heeft ze niet, ze belegt voor de lange termijn (haar pensioen), wat betekent dat ze nog zo'n 20 jaar de tijd. Wil je ook beginnen met beleggen? Dan is de tip van Janneke om jezelf de volgende vragen te stellen: -Met welk geld wil ik beleggen? -Wat is mijn doel? -Wanneer wil ik weer aan het geld komen? / Hoe lang kan ik dit geld missen? Want hoe langer je belegt, hoe meer je gaat profiteren van samengestelde interest, wat de kans op een (goed) rendement verhoogt. En voor de mensen die zich afvragen: ''Is het nog de juiste tijd om te gaan beleggen?''. Het antwoord volgens Janneke is: ja, zeker als je het doet voor de lange termijn. Dit is minimaal 5 tot 10 jaar, waarbij je het liefst nog elke maand bijkoopt.
Have you heard of the Shiny Object Syndrome? It is the tendency for someone to chase something new, be it a new idea, trend, or goal, rather than to stay focused on what they're doing. For most of my readers, it will be chasing a new diet — Weight Watchers, Noom, Whole30, macro counting, etc. The behavior is similar to a child who is attracted to anything that's shiny and new. Have you spent much time around a toddler lately? They are constantly attracted to anything that moves or makes a sound. When seeing something for the first time, they're intrigued, but quickly lose interest as the item loses its novelty. Then it's on to the next new shiny thing. You know that you have experienced the shiny object syndrome in your quest for weight loss if you can relate to the following: Wake up with intention to eat a certain way, but nothing gets executed. You consistently make yourself new goals, but never see them through to the end. You jump from one weight loss or workout program to another, believing the wild claims of each one. You frequently move from one goal to the next rather than stick to what you're doing to the end. At the heart of it, the issue with the shiny object syndrome is distraction. Being constantly drawn to new ideas and tools, and abandoning important tasks in the process. If this sounds like something you struggle with then you don't want to miss today's episode of the Fat Murder Podcast with co-coach, Steph Miramontes. In this episode, we exchange ideas on: How to get things done How to stop being distracted by new ideas and fancy trends, rather than follow through with your current plan How to avoid becoming a jack of all trades, master of none Join us for today's episode so you can stay focused on your plan and get good enough to reap the rewards of your efforts.
12/9/21 Clipps & Drew try to figure out exactly how much weight Zion Williamson has gained and why Luka Doncic seems content to play himself into shape each season. The boys dive deep into potential trade possibilities for the Blazers & Pacers as both teams have made it known that changes are welcomed. Clipps & Drew determine if either the Clippers or Lakers should look to make any trades after a very mediocre start for both teams and debate when Steph Curry will break the all-time 3pt record. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
There is a lot of talk about weight in this hour especially as it relates to Luka, Zion, and "the round mound of rebound". Possible landing spots for Damian Lilliard are also brought up. Would SAC really a good destination? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, Abby reviews (roasts) House of Gucci and Jared Leto's fatsuit. Then she is joined by Hannah Rae Leach, one half of the podcast Sleepover Cinema and multi-multi-hyphenate artist, to discuss grit, Weight Watchers, Ohio show choir, having a partner who is smaller than you, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Lana Del Rey, fatphobic hate comments, and more!*This episode contains a brief mention of disordered eating.*Sleepover Cinema: https://evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinemaHannah's documentary trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWG2VWoIKiwListen to Hannah's band: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4SmdCjWAZfkvAEdWKx40kF?si=YVMPOEB1QnGBZ8Ajjfmj3A&nd=1Breath of the Wild fairies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QaRlQcjt3E&ab_channel=triforce-princessHannah's website: https://www.hannahraeleach.com/Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.comAbby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorrisAbby's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyrosemorris_http://www.morethantracyturnblad.comFollow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!Logo design by Abby Martino
To be successful at losing weight, your failures teach you as much as your successes. Here's what I mean… When I tried Weight Watchers in high school, I would work so hard to lose weight each week, and no matter what, I would find myself bingeing after my weigh-in and self-sabotaging my efforts. Have you done that or something similar? Someone else weighing me with a critical eye each week had me putting pressure on myself in such a way that I used it after the weigh-in as an opportunity to let go, have fun, and release this built-up pressure in my mind and body. So I had a choice – I could either change my thoughts about being weighed in front of someone or I could my action. Ultimately, I didn't want to use the strategy of having someone weigh me. What if you could stop making your failures a BAD thing. What if you could stop labeling yourself as bad and instead see that you ALWAYS can be either - 1. Successful Or 2. Learning What if you stopped labeling yourself as a failure and instead took it upon yourself to learn more about yourself, what you like about the way you're trying to lose weight and what might need to be adjusted. Here are two questions you can ask yourself if you're having a difficult moment - 1. What is the lesson that my relationship with food is teaching me today. 2. What is there to learn and grow from in that experience? Stop turning against yourself and instead start listening to your internal guidance system, which is also known as your intuition. Keep taking a stance for the powerful woman that you are and don't ever give up on your body dreams! One of the things my members feel comfy knowing is that there is no way that they can ever fail if they are learning. Join my inner circle and let me help you. Take my FREE weight loss course allowing me to help you. #freeweightlosscourse, #bodyintuition, #EstherHicks, #Abraham, #internalguidancesystem, #failingatdiets, #easyweightloss, #nomorefoodrules, #mentalfreedomwithfood, #howtolose40poundspodcast, #weightlosspodcast, #loseweightpodcast, #mentalweightlostraining, #mindsetweightlosscoach, #weightlosstools, #loseweight, #helpmeloseweightwithoutdieting, #weightlosscoaching, #lose100pounds, #bestweightlosspodcast, #bestmindsetpodcast, #loseweightnow, #fastweightloss, #populareweightlosspodcast, #lastingweightlossresults, #helpmelovemybody, #weightlosscoach, #thinwithin, #weightlosspodcast, #mindestpodcast, #weightlossover50, #weightlossover40, #weightlossover60, #marnathall, #mentalweightlosstools, #thinkingbetterthhoughts, #bodylovenow, #loveyourself, #mindsettoolstoloseweight, #helpmeloseweightpodcast, #intuitiveeatingpodcast, #stophatingyourbody, #looseweight, #mentalweightlosshacks, #understandyourbrain, #loseweight, #helpmeloseweight, #tipstoloseweight, #weightlosstips, #mentalweightloss, #iwanttoloseweight, #marrnathall, #weightlosscoach, #freedomwithfood, #thinwithinpodcast, #thinwithinresults,
Cynthia Knapp Dlugosz discusses the intersection between mindfulness and money. Key Points From This Episode Getting to know Cynthia, starting with the pivots and arc of her career. Discussing how her 20 years of mindfulness training began intersecting with pharmacy. How the topics of burnout, resilience, and wellness have only recently gained traction. Cynthia shares her turning point from irresponsible money management to intentionality. Using the analogy of the Weight Watchers approach to get real with your spending. A step-by-step outline of how she first took control of her finances. How our relationship with money has changed in the age of automation and plastic. Defining mindfulness and how meditation trains us to live in the present moment. The various purposes and ways meditation can be practiced. Debunking a common misconception about meditating. Exploring different ways to use breathing as an anchor for your attention. How mindfulness meditation is like a bicep curl. How being present and mindful is key to making the right decisions with your money. Peeling back the onion of our emotional baggage and unconscious script around money. The importance of acknowledging our underlying fears and getting curious about them. Dealing with the changing goalposts on the question, “Do I have enough?” The concept of hedonic adaptation; we get used to what we already have. Setting yourself up with a solid foundation and then giving yourself permission to spend. Cynthia shares some resources from her website, and some exciting future offerings! Links Mentioned in Today's Episode YFP Planning: Financial Planning for Pharmacists Book a free Discovery Call with YFP Planning Create a Comprehensive Estate Plan with Thoughtful Wills ASHP NACDS ASCP Join APhA - Get 25% Off Your Membership with Code: YFP headspace Omega Institute Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction The Pema Chödrön Foundation Thich Nhat Han Sharon Salzberg Jack Kornfield Your Financial Pharmacist Weight Watchers Jenny Craig Cynthia Knapp Dlugosz Pharmacy Work/Life Matters Sign up for the Pharmacy Work/Life Matters Newsletter Your Financial Pharmacist Disclaimer and Disclosures Cynthia's Recommended Books Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter by Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler Mindful Money: Simple Practices for Reaching Your Financial Goals and Increasing Your Happiness Dividend by Jonathan K. DeYoe Mind over Money: The Psychology of Money and How to Use It Better by Claudia Hammond The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness by Bari Tessler
The holidays mean lots of food...and it also means lots of pictures and having to come face to face with seeing our body and wrestling with disappointment over what we see. So today, we talk about maintaining a positive outlook while making sure we don't write ourselves of the holiday memories.CONNECT WITH USInstagram: http://instagram.com/realwwtalkFacebook: http://facebook.com/groups/realwwtalkPodcast: http://realwwtalk.buzzsprout.comFIND US ON WW CONNECTCandice: @candigirl_08Erin: @erinsworldRikki: @radiantlyrikki
Sheri begins her story today in 7th grade, the year she first joined Weight Watchers. As a young girl Sheri struggled with her body image and she always felt "big" compared to her siblings and friends. She noticed her parents commented on what she ate and on her size too. She often struggled feeling like she fit in, even with her own family. She found herself pregnant at 18 and was hoping that might help her find the purpose and family she had longed for. To make ends meet, she was working long hours. Life felt hard and in many ways she felt stuck. After a negative comment from her mom, she decided to go back to school and pursue a career in healthcare. It was one of the best decisions of her life. Fast forward to today and Sheri shares how intermittent fasting not only helped her lose weight, but it gave her the gift of clearing the noise and provided room for healing she desperately needed. She no longer needed to count calories or macros or measure her food, she could fast. Fasting also gave her so much time to pursue new dreams and adventures. She is the co-host of Life Lessons Podcast with Gin Stephens. Other topics: Fasting and Weight Gain: Can it happen and if so what do I do? How to find peace with hunger How to make fasting a natural habit How to live authentically and deal with criticism Today's episode will help you pursue health, healing and motivation to be your best most authentic self. Tune in today! Connect with Sheri: www.lifelessonscommunity.com www.instagram.com/sheri_lifelessons_podcast Connect with Bett: www.bettlucas.com www.instagram.com/bettlucas www.instagram.com/bigboldlifepodcast For more motivation on your health journey, join Bett's private Facebook group called MOTIVATE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/602418726853500 Intermittent Fasting Group for Moms: https://www.facebook.com/groups/171464991406793 Subscribe to Bett's newsletter: http://eepurl.com/g4usP9 Sheri Bio: I'm Midwest girl living in a southern world. I'm a wife, mom, and friend. I have worked in healthcare for over 27 years and I consider myself one of the lucky ones who really loves her job. But, I also have passions that extend beyond my career. My entire adult life, I have had a true desire to help and connect with others. I have worked and volunteered for numerous organizations outside of the hospital. Over the last several years I have spent countless hours working with Intermittent Fasters, to help them reclaim their health and vitality. Once upon a time, my entire life was work, advanced education, and my family. My life was out of balance, and I really had to look at what I needed to do to live a more balanced life. I have spent the last several years trying to help others do the same and that's where Life Lessons Podcast was born. One of the things I love about helping others is that in my quest to help, I also continue to learn so much about myself, our bodies, and our mental and physical health. My friends call me the "gadget girl," as I love tools and products that can be used to help people live their best and healthiest lives. kDEKxTvXEJLrnVfjtvoa
You've heard her voice. You really have. She's been the voice of Cascade, Pampers, Johnson & Johnston, Kelloggs, Weight Watchers, the Oxygen Network, Discovery, VH1, bla bla bla I can't type as fast as Josh is rattling this off so just listen to the episode. She is amazing, they play some AMAZING VO improv games, and there's lots of love an adoration sent back and forth. Find out more at https://www.debrasperling.com/about Produced by Alan Seales and Elizabeth Wheless. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We've probably all heard of WW (the diet program previously known as Weight Watchers). But what is a dietitian's take on this program? Is it worth trying if weight loss is your goal, or is it all just BS. Check out our NEW segment at the beginning of the episode called "Sh*t at the Grocery Store", and wait until the end for our BS PS about cholesterol and eggs. Visit rdsvsbs.com and check out the blog page for all of the links to research cited.*Disclaimer* This podcast is meant for entertainment purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian before making any dietary changes or starting any supplements.
For years, I tried to lose weight using a number of methods. Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Hydroxycut, Jeunqiue wafers, Phen-Phen, and I even considered wiring my mouth shut. But it was once the pain of staying where I was surpassed the pain it would take to make the changes to be healthy, I was able to begin the 20+ years of discovery and wellness. Soon into my journey, the Holy Spirit revealed a vision to me and a number of other factors (like how pitiful I looked eating a 9" round birthday cake by myself every Friday as a reward for "good eating" throughout the week) #smh and He led me to incorporate a number of practices into my eating habits to get me to slow down and focus on God not the emotions I was eating--or allowing to eat me. Tune in today's episode to hear the 5 faith-based practices to invite God into Your Eating Habits. Sister, if this helped you, let me know! And it will likely help others, too, so please share with a friend. Annnnddd...don't forget to join our private Facebook Group, Free & Favored, so you can be inspired and encouraged to get healthier, stronger and more confident using God's Word beyond the episodes. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/frannie-foltz/support
This week I had a conversation with Aisling Daly, primarily about blood pressure and cholesterol? We looked at how being in a bigger body affects them both, and what you can do in your diet to help rather than just prescribing weight loss. Aisling is a Registered Nutritionist with the AfN, specialising in Public Health Nutrition. She has a BSc in Human Nutrition and an MSc in Nutrition for Global Health, and is currently completing her PhD focussing on adolescent nutrition and eating behaviours. She also lectures in nutrition and works one to one with clients. This breadth of experience gives her a wide understanding of the importance of nutrition for health along with the challenges individuals face in understanding and applying public health guidance to their own individual situation. She has recently expanded her knowledge in the anti-diet approach, is HAES-aligned and applies intuitive eating into her practice, helping people improve their relationship with food and their body. Follow Aisling on Instagram: https://instagram.com/nutrit.ais or @nutrit.aisBuy me a cake and support the podcast: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/IAmTerriPughJoin our weekly group coaching sessions: https://www.terripugh.co.uk/group-coachingJoin the conversation in the Facebook group: https://facebook.com/groups/IAmTerriPughFollow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/IAmTerriPugh or @IAmTerriPugh Get updates straight into your inbox each week: https://TerriPugh.co.uk/newsletterDrop me an email: Hello@lifebite.co.uk Please note, this podcast is intended to be general information for entertainment purposes only. Any figures quoted are correct at the time of recording. As always, please seek the support of a registered professional before making changes to your diet or lifestyle, or if you feel that you are affected by any of the topics discussed. Related Topics:Intuitive Eating, HAES, Health At Every Size, Body Positivity, Body Confidence, Body Positive, Anti Diet, Non Diet, Diet Culture, Food Freedom, Fat Acceptance, Fat Liberation, Self Care, Weight Loss, Eating Disorder, Eating Disorder Recovery, Disordered Eating, Nutritional Therapy, Slimming World, Weight Watchers, Cambridge Diet, Cambridge Plan, 121 Diet, Lighter Life, Noom, Coaching, Healing, Health, Wellness, Calorie Counting, Macros
My guest this week is the fierce and fabulous Lindley Ashline, fat-positive photographer and body liberation activist, who has literally BANNED the weight loss industry from using her stock photos. In this glorious episode, Lindley tells how she pushed back when a diet company tried to do just that! The AUDACITY of diet companies and the weight loss industry is next level, but they were no match for Lindley! Join us for a completely fired up, inspiring conversation with a woman who takes no bullshit, AND takes staggeringly awesome photos! Show Transcript Intro: Welcome to All Fired Up. I'm Louise your host, and this is the podcast where we talk all things anti-diet. Have diet culture got you in a bit of rage/ is the injustice of the beauty ideal? Getting your nickers in a twist? Does fitspo make you want to spitspo? Are you ready to hurl if you hear one more weight loss tip? Are you ready to be mad, loud and proud? Well, you've come to the right place. Let's get all fired up. Hello, passionately pissed off people of diet culture. I am so excited for some episode of All Fired Up. And thank you to all of the listeners who send messages of outrage to me via email firstname.lastname@example.org. If something about diet culture is really getting your go, let me know about it, get it off your chest. And who knows, we might be able to rant about it here on All Fired Up. And if you are a listener, don't forget to subscribe, so you don't miss episodes when they pop out. And while you're at it, why not leave us a lovely five star review and rating wherever you listen to your podcast, because the more five star reviews we get, the more people listen, the quicker diet culture topples, and then I can go and become a florist. As the COVID crisis unravels, more and more people are banging on about the relationship between weight and health. And if that's really getting up your nose and you want a strong resource to help you push back against that, and you want something for free; look no further then now wonderful ebook, ‘Everything you've Been Told About Weight Loss is Bull Shit' co-written by me and the wonderful Dr. Fiona Willer, anti-diet dietician, and general all-round awesome person. In this ebook, we are busting wide open the diet culture bullshit myths about this relationship. Because when you look under the hood and scratch the surface just a tiny, tiny bit, we see that all of this BMI stuff is complete bullshit, and it's great to have a booklet in which all of the scientific evidence to support the health at every size and anti-diet approaches can be presented to people who are still upholding the greatest injustice when it comes to health. So have a look for the ebook, it's at untrapped.com.au, and a little popup will happen, and you can download it from there. Give it to all your friends and all your family. Put it in their stockings for people for Christmas, give it away, trick or treating for Halloween. Hell you know, give it away instead of Easter eggs, just get it out there to as many people as possible because just so over this groaning insistence that size is all accounts when it comes to health. If you're looking for more free stuff and you're struggling with your relationship with your body, because let's face it – who doesn't in diet culture. Have a look at the Befriending Your Body eCourse, which is completely free. You can find that on untrapped_au on Insta. In this course, basically you'll get like an email from me for 10 days. Every day for 10 days, you get a lovely little email from me talking through the wonderful skill of self-compassion, which is essentially literally learning how to become your body's best friend and become your own best friend as you wade through the of diet culture. So have a look for that course, as I said, it's on Instagram, it's completely free. What have you got to lose? Huge shout out to all of the Untrapped community. Untrapped is my online community and masterclass for all things anti-diet. Untrapped has been around since 2017. And we have built ourselves into this wonderful online group of fierce and fantastic people. If you are struggling with your relationship with food, with how you are moving, with your body, with just generally trying to get along in diet culture with all of the pressure that's heaped upon us every day and you're just absolutely sick of dieting; have a look at our Untrapped course and community because we would really love to have more people join us. You can find it at untrapped.com.au. Louise: Okay, let's get into the nitty-gritty. Shall we? I'm so excited in this episode, I'm having this awesome conversation with fat activist, photographer, author, and cat mom, Lindley Ashline. Lindley is the creator of Body Liberation Photos and does some really amazing ethically produced diverse stock photos of people in larger bodies. And, oh my gosh, how much do we actually need this kind of stuff. So I had the most amazing ranty conversation with Lindley. You are going to absolutely love her. So without further ado, here's me and Lindley. Lindley, thank you so much for coming on the show. Lindley: Oh, thanks for having me. I'm so excited to be here. Louise: Me too. So tell me, what's firing you up at the moment? Lindley: Well, when we were emailing back and forth talking about doing this podcast episode you had said, I want to hear what's firing you up, and I would love to hear you talk about stock photos, which are photos that can be used for marketing that people buy from other people. And also, wondering if you've experienced any diet culture co-opting of your work. And I immediately said, I have all that put together because I do have the stock photo website where I sell my photos. And most of my clients, my stock photo customers are health at every size oriented, or anti-diet, or body positivity folks who are marketing their small businesses. But the other day there is a diet that is probably familiar to you, that is very big here in the United States, that is called Whole30. Louise: Whole30, is that the Brene Brown one? Was she doing that? Lindley: Oh, I don't know. Louise: I'm sorry. Lindley: That's very, very trendy here. So, someone from Whole30, the company that runs that diet bought some of my stock photos. Louise: Oh no. Lindley: To use for an event. And I know this because I reacted to that. I'm a small business, so I do sell a decent number of stock photos, but I'm not at the point where I don't see every order as it comes in. So every time someone buys something from me, I get an email, of course, and I'm always curious, who's buying things. So I saw this such-and-such a name @whole30.com. And I said, wait a minute. Because not only do I not want… my photos are, they're mostly people in larger bodies or fat bodies. When I use the word fat, I'm using it as a neutral descriptor of people's bodies and not an insult. You don't have to use that word for yourself, but I have reclaimed it and many other people have too. Louise: That's such a beautiful way of putting it. Thank you. Lindley: Oh, thank you. Yeah, it's like saying that I'm a medium height, or if I were tall or short, I have long hair. It's just a descriptor. But the people who appear in those photos, they are in vulnerable bodies themselves. They are often people of color. They are people in very large bodies; people who experience a lot of discrimination and stigma just by living in their bodies. And not only do I not want those bodies being used to represent diet… Louise: Yeah, like they're not before photos. Lindley: Yeah. No, but also when I started creating stock photos, I worked with a lawyer to create my license that you are bound by when you buy these photos, you have to agree that you're going to respect this license to use the photos, and in the license, it specifies that you cannot use them to promote diets. Louise: You are terrific. So they're buying it in breach of your licensing already. Lindley: Yeah. If I'm going to set out to create body-positive and fat-positive stock photos, and work with people who are in marginalized bodies to start with; I can't allow those photos to be used in ways that will hurt people. Louise: How dare they. They have the audacity. Lindley: I was very fired up speaking into the theme. Oh, I was fired up and I said, no, how you. I immediately messaged my best friend and said, how dare they. And so, I emailed her, I issued her a refund. So here's what I did; I issued her a refund for the money that she's paid. I deleted her account. I couldn't delete the account, so I changed her password on her. I couldn't delete it, but I could change the password. And then I emailed her and said I have refunded your money, you may not use these photos, my license prohibits you from doing so. And that's that. Louise: So, did she respond to you? Lindley: Well, to make it even better, she had put her work email address in when she placed the order. But for her billing address, she was using a corporate credit card. So she had put as the email for the credit card, she had put in the corporate address. So I emailed her, but I CC'd the whole company. Louise: Oh my God. That's fantastic. Lindley: CC'd email@example.com. I'm sure that maybe just a random assistance, someone deleted it, but like, I'm sure it didn't go to all the employees, but that was very satisfying. Louise: That is very satisfying. So she did email? Lindley: Yeah, she emailed right back and sent me kind of an indignant email. And she did say that they wouldn't use the photos. I keep meaning to go check and see if they actually did. But she was very indignant because she said we were going to use these for an event to promote body positivity next month, and I guess we won't. And I'm like, yeah, I guess you won't. Louise: What are you doing in the field of so-called body positivity if you're a diet company? Lindley: And that's the co-opting, that aspect of it. Because now, like Weight Watchers has changed its name formally to WW. What does that even mean? Like, we all know it's Weight Watchers, we're not stupid Louise: Well, they think that we might be. Do you remember in the eighties when Kentucky Fried Chicken decided to improve its brand by going to KFC, because then it wouldn't be fried. Lindley: But it's still fried chicken. Louise: Yeah. And this is still like, we want your money. Lindley: Yeah. And they've realized that people are wising up. Louise: We know that their diets are shit. Lindley: Yeah. They don't work, and in fact, they're worse for you, for your health than not dieting than being at a stable weight. Louise: Yeah. And then they're like, well, we can't have that, so let's launch into the field that grew around resistance to us, and let's nick everything, including their stock imagery. And how dare they run a body positivity event when they're in the business of shrinking bodies. Lindley: And as we move forward in time, you're going to see more and more of this because there is a lot of profit in telling people to love their bodies while selling them products because you made them hate their bodies. And in the body positivity movement, it's really rampant. If you look at Dove, Dove is one of the first companies to really monetize at a grand scale the body positivity movement. In the last decade, they've done a bunch of very high profile feel good, “love your body no matter what,” you can't see me, but I'm making really sarcastic hand gestures right now. Louise: Yeah, I'm loving it. Lindley: I mean, you can see me, but our listeners will be able to. But all these love your body just the way you are things, but at the same time, they're selling skin lightning cream to people of color. Louise: How dare they? Lindley: And they're selling wrinkle cream or whatever. Louise: Anti-aging, right? Lindley: Yeah, so it's very two-faced. Louise: Yeah, they were just changing the marketing where baiting and switching people on a global scale. And I agree. I think we're going to see more and more and more of it, but it's also like kind of core at the same time, because the fact that these big nasty wolves are coming to sniff at your door means that you are the one with the power, right. Body positivity movements are the ones who are driving the direction of – like the increasing level of diversity that's happening around the planet. I think they're just getting a bit desperate. Lindley: I mean, these are dinosaurs – that meteorite is coming. And I want to say too, for our listeners, I want to acknowledge, because you don't hear this stated enough, how traumatic, like full-on psychologically traumatic it is for both us as a culture and for people as individuals to be told for hundreds of years that their bodies, particularly fat bodies, and particularly women's bodies, but all bodies are bad in their natural states. And then have a generation of companies turn around and tell us that it's our fault for not loving those bodies. That's trauma. That is trauma – culturally and individually. So I want to be very clear that if you don't love your body, which most people don't, I have days I do and days I don't, but if you don't love your body, that is not on you, that is on hundreds of years of culture driving up and product power, so it's not you. Louise: It's the system. Lindley: Yeah. And you're not individually possible for fixing that, unless you want to. Louise: I'm so glad you're here. You are on fire and I love it. Lindley: I get so angry at the scam that's been perpetuated. Louise: Yes, that's exactly what it is. It's a giant gaslighting scam that turns us against ourselves and each other. And when we kind of hit body size as a measure of worth, it's really damaging and divisive. I really want to ask how you got to this point. Lindley: I got mad. Louise: Yeah, how did you get mad? Like, how did you come to have this amazing idea to start the body liberation stock photography stuff, and come to it with so much conviction to protect people who have been marginalized? Lindley: Well, it's been a process of about – it took about 10 years to go from being very, very sort of normal person invested in diet culture, sort of very mainstream, to being very passionately anti-diet and doing this activism work. In 2007, thereabouts, I discovered I had been on the website live journal for a very long time. At that point, it was like a pre-Facebook. Louise: The dark days of early internet. Lindley: Yeah. And I had stumbled across this group called Fatshionista. So like fashionista, but with fat folk. And it was such a revelation because here were these mostly women who were in large bodies in very large bodies who were being styling and confident and walking around in horizontal stripes. Louise: Oh my God. Lindley: And tight fitting outfits and colorful outfits and just living their lives confidently. And I just lurk for a really long time. But from there I started discovering… so the pre-cursor, these of foundation of the body positive movement is the fat acceptance movement, which started in the 1960s and has been the backbone of all of this. So this was a little bit before body positivity became a thing. And I found these fat acceptance blogs, where they were talking about the science of weight loss and why scientifically it doesn't work. And I had been in this state that I think many people sort of existed where they're like, well, it's fine to say, love your body, but my body is big. My body is not okay. Like, that might be cool for other people, like maybe other people deserve to be confident. But something about… Louise: Gosh, that is like, when you said that, that is like where so many of us are stuck. Like it's okay for everyone else and I love the idea of diversity and I love the idea that large and small and everyone in between can exist, but my body. I can't get there. Lindley: Yeah. And so, when I learned the science and the fact that somewhere around 98% of diets fail and that people gain the weight back, I started to feel like I'd been scammed. I'd been raised my whole life to believe that if I could just be good enough and strong enough and have enough willpower and do the right things for long enough, then I too would be thin and healthy and fabulous and have the life I'd always dreamed of and all those other things you see in diet ads, and it turned out none of that was true. Louise: It's bullshit. Amazing. Lindley: I started to get annoyed and then gradually I got mad, and then I got really mad. Louise: Excellent. Lindley: And then I started doing my own activism work because it was so tragic to see people that I love trapped in that system and be lied to. And so, I started speaking out – just a little bit, just a little bit. Like, I'd post something on my Facebook about, “Hey, we know that diets don't work because of science.” Louise: Yeah. I mean, like in tiny little writing. Lindley: Yeah. And that's really scary when you start doing it because it's so counter to what we think we know. So in about 2015, I was in a really crappy job, after a series of really crappy jobs, corporate full-time jobs. And I said, you know what, I got to a breaking point. And I said, “I'm done. I want to take my photography and turn it into a full-time business.” Louise: So you'd learned photography for a while. Lindley: Yeah. Well, I've done nature photography for many, many years, but I had never photographed people. Louise: Interesting. Lindley: So I took a year and I took a bunch of classes online and then I learned to photograph people. So in 2015, I quit that job. And I want to acknowledge my privilege here. I am a white cisgender straight woman who lives in the United States, and my husband is my financial safety net, so I was able to take that. I also have a part-time job as well, but I was able to take that leap because of my privilege. And so, I've always… Louise: Because you have some security, yeah. Lindley: There's not a lot of path that is open to everyone, and so I always want to acknowledge that. Louise: Yeah, it is really important, but I also think it's kind of fabulous that there are people who are able to do that because what you've done is create something for so many people. Lindley: And if you had asked me a decade ago, if you had said maybe in 10 years, how you feel about being a full time, small business person, photographer and activist, and I would've laughed in your face. Because at this point I have enough experience speaking out that I often sound very confident and powerful. Louise: You do, you sound really fired up and it's fantastic. Lindley: Which is wonderful, but that is not where I came from. Louise: So you took it on. Lindley: Yeah, I came from a very meek sort of very nice lady, southern sweet background, where you never disagreed with anybody to their face. Not to their face… Louise: Disagree behind their back with a cup of tea. Lindley: Yeah. That's how we do it in the south, the Southern US, we smile at your face and then snip at you behind your back. But like, I wasn't brought up in a way where I was allowed to access anger or to even believe that I felt it. Louise: It's part of the, like, part of the gaslighting of diet culture is that it uses other gaslighting of being raised female, and like, just be nice and shut up and don't rock the boat. And if you're mad, it's probably a period, right – it's not worthy. Lindley: Yeah. And it's very threatening to a lot of people, too, particularly when someone in a fat body is angry, that's very threatening because we are expected to shut up and take it. And so, I do get a lot of trolling. I've had some threats, but thankfully I'm not yet high profile enough to really be getting a lot of that. But it there's been some unpleasantness. Louise: It's really terrible. What you were saying about the science stuff and speaking up about the science, its that's sort of, my pathway was through the science as well, initially as well as like the massive sense of social justice and eating disorder work as well. But I'm so aware, and when I talk about the science, so if we were in the same room talking about the science, it's possible that my voice would be listened to more, even though we're talking about exactly the same thing, because our body sizes are different, which is ridiculous because actually you've got more lived experience alongside the science, so it's kind of like what the… Lindley: Yeah, yeah. We consider it culturally, we consider a thin body or a thinner body to be a credential, just like a degree. I was actually talking about this on Instagram literally last night that we consider thin body is to be a credential. So even though I live in this body and I have experience with this body, in general, I am considered as much of an authority on this body as someone who is in a more socially acceptable body. Louise: Which is so weird, it's like being like, oh, I'm the expert on same sex relationships, but I'm completely head show. Why would that credential be? Lindley: Yeah. Again, when marginalized people are allowed to speak and allowed to be angry and allowed to be believed, it's very threatening to the status quo. So it's easier to, I mean, again, both at a cultural level and an individual level, it's easier to assume that I am lying or that I'm exaggerating or that I am unacceptably angry or unacceptably sad or whatever, so that it blunts the impact of what I'm saying. Louise: Yeah, it's easy to dismiss something you don't agree with. Lindley: Right. I had someone who is in an average size body for here to the US. A maybe US 14, 16, which I think in Aussie size is about a 12. Louise: I have no idea because sizes confuse me. Lindley: I think the Aussie sizes run one size lower, I think. But anyway, at any rate, someone who is of average size here in the US. And often I find, again, I am speaking for my US experience. I'm not speaking for the whole planet, but I often find that folks who are of the average size because of the nature of our culture, think that they are much larger or much farther along that spectrum. So I often find that there's people who are of average size assume that the way that they are treated is the same way that people much larger than they are, are treated – which is not accurate. Louise: But it's about that unconscious, like they don't know the privilege they have. Lindley: Yeah, because it's a spectrum. I live in a very large body, but I am nowhere in near the extreme end of the fatness spectrum. There are many, many people who are larger than I am. And then I have privilege over those people because I can still get clothes that are… I can't get them in person. I mostly have to buy online, but I can still get clothing that's commercially made. Even if it's not the clothing I would prefer, and even if it doesn't fit very well, I can still find clothing somehow. But this was a person who I think wasn't quite ready to understand that that is a spectrum. Louise: And that's real. Lindley: And I had written this, I was recently diagnosed with a new to me health condition that has been quite challenging and that I am pursuing treatment for. And the treatment for that condition, it is a stigmatized condition. I'm not going to go into details, but it is a stigmatized condition, and it is a condition that is correlated with larger bodies. We don't have any scientific evidence that it is caused by being in a larger body, but it is correlated. And so, as someone who now has condition, there's sort of a double stigma and there it's been very challenging to get treatment. Louise: So you're stuck in the whole stigmatizing, like, medical condition stuff where they're like, “Oh, you've got this condition. If your body was different, you wouldn't have this condition,” Which is really not an interesting conversation, but it seems to be one that keeps on happening. Lindley: Right. Right. And so, this is something that I have been dealing with for a while now. Just pursuing treatment and it's taken much longer than it should have. And I was talking on my personal Facebook about the challenges of getting this health condition addressed and the ways in which some of those challenges have been caused by people reacting to my body size by fatphobia, plain and simple. And this person who has been listening to me speak for years and who is very earnest and was clearly trying very well intentioned. Because this was not the same experience that this other woman had had in her life, she approached me and wrote me a long message about how I was basically bringing all this on myself. Louise: Oh, bringing all of what on yourself? Lindley: That maybe I was just imagining that people were treating me poorly. Louise: Oh ouch. Oh dear. Lindley: Because I was putting out negative energy into the world, and so my poor treatment was my own fault. And there was a time in my life that I would've been devastated and I would've believed her. I would've gone, “Oh no, maybe because I'm in a fat body, maybe I am putting some kind of energy out into the world that maybe I just, oh no, it's all my fault.” Louise: Oh wow. Lindley: And my friend Brandy, calls this confidence magic. Louise: Good time. Lindley: Yeah. She said she calls it confidence magic because she is also in a very large body. And quite often, when we talk about the way we're treated it, the retort is, well, if you were just acted more confident, if you were just friendlier, if you just did X, Y, Z. But mostly, if you just acted more confidently, then people wouldn't treat you that way. And it's entirely possible that for someone who is in a smaller than ours body, that works. Maybe it does work if you're in a smaller body. But I want to be very that there is nothing I can do or not do that will make my body not an oppressed body. It doesn't matter what kind of energy I put out into the world, I don't deserve to be treated poorly, especially for the size of my body. Louise: It's putting emphasis back onto you, it puts it back onto you and it takes the focus away from the person who's being the dick head. Lindley: Right. My oppression is never my fault, period. And so now I asked her to sit down and really look at that discomfort because the problem was that she had reached a point where she couldn't imagine that people actually get treated the way that I was describing. And so, it was so uncomfortable to realize that her experience was universal, that she sort of flipped over into this default state of, oh no, you must have done it to yourself, because it it's so hard to think. It is hard to think about people you like being mistreated. And it's easier to think that it must somehow be under their control it, that it [unclear28:21] behavior. Louise: Exactly. I was going to say that it's a locus of control problem. If we can locate the problem within us, then we feel like it's controllable and that we can do something about it. But to actually kind of recognize that this is structural, this is big. And we can be as kind and nice and put as much positive energy crystals out to the universe as possible and it won't change fatphobia. Lindley: Yeah. And unfortunately, this particular person was not receptive to being asked to reevaluate what she was saying, and so she wandered off and I haven't seen her since. But it really illustrates that when we start learning about systems of oppression, it can be really uncomfortable. As an America, I have had to do a lot of work around racism and a lot of learning, and as a very white person, that is very uncomfortable. But also, I feel like it's part of my job on this planet. Louise: We're not always supposed to be comfortable. Lindley: Yeah. And it's okay to be uncomfortable, especially when you're learning; you have to learn to sit with it. Louise: Yeah. Gosh, like there's so much that you have to deal with, when all you're really wanting to do is get on Facebook and talk about it. Lindley: I just want to whine on Facebook, and now too, my personal Facebook, because I have so many professional connections there, it is up being a hybrid. It is a hybrid space. When I'm speaking there, half of the folks who are in my sphere are there because of my work, so it's never really personal. And that is a boundary that I chose. I could choose to maintain my Facebook to be much, much smaller and more closed, and so I do have to be aware that I'm sort of speaking to a hybrid audience there, but sometimes you just want to get on Facebook and gripe too. Louise: You want to have a good old Facebook page and just get supported. That's kind of what we want to. Lindley: Right. But yeah, it's so important that all recognize that when we are treated badly for something about ourselves or related to something about ourselves, that's not ever our fault. Louise: Ah, such a good message. And the solution isn't to be kinder to the person who's being the dick head. Lindley: Yeah. I don't owe someone who is oppressing me, who is treating me badly based on the size of my body. I don't owe them in anything. I don't owe them an explanation. I don't owe them kindness. I don't owe them education. The only thing I owe is to myself to minimize the harm done to me. And if I give them anything beyond that, that's a gift. Louise: Yeah. Ah, God, what you're saying is so important, it's going to resonate with so many listeners. I just know it. Lindley: I hope so. It's time to stop blaming ourselves for the way that we're treated. Louise: Yes. Yes. And just last week, one of my clients was talking to me about a health interaction here in Australia with yet another person who is kind of locating the problem, same story. There's a person who's lived for a very long time in a larger body, tried every diet under the sun, the body's not going to change size. Now there's a health condition that needs urgent attention, and this person has been told very nicely that the problem is their body size. And they're actually experiencing delays to the actual treatment, while they are referred to a “obesity clinic” to address the problem of their size. And the emphasis there for this person, this health profession was being kind – it was being said to me in a nice way, which was a revelation for this person, because they've been treated so unkindly, but people can still be kind and still be a dick head. Lindley: Yeah. Oh yeah. Like a doctor, many years ago now; the doctor who lied to me about my health numbers so that she could put me on an off-label medication to try to make me lose weight. And so, she told me I had a condition that I did not have so that she could prescribe me a medication to actually try to make me smaller. She was so nice about it. I assure you; she was kind and sweet and gentle while she lied to me and gave me an unnecessary medication for a decade. Oh, she was very nice though. Louise: I have no words, that is dreadful, but this brings us right back to that Whole30 thing, right. I'm sure their body positive event would be full of kindness and niceness and fairy wings. But what the fuck are they doing? They're selling a diet. Lindley: Yeah. And you can, you can put as much lipstick on that pig as you want, but it's still going to be a pig. And I understand that pigs are smart, sweet, intelligence animals, they're still going to be a pig. Louise: That's right. You know, shit rolled in glitter is still shit. Lindley: Yeah, it's still terrible. Louise: So I've looked at your website and there's the most beautiful photo of a woman in a larger body, in a chair, in a garden, and oh, it is stunning. It is such a beautiful photo. And there are many, many photos like that. And I really want to talk to you about your photography, like how you got… so you got angry at the science, you got all fired up, you started to take pictures of people and now ended it up in this body liberation photography. So tell me about that and how you feel that photographing larger bodies is such an important piece? Lindley: Yeah, there are two sides to the photography. The one side is the stock photos, and for that I'm finding people who most of those folks are not models. They're just regular folks that I find in various ways. And then I'd also do offer client photo sessions; boudoir photography and portrait photography and business branding like business photos, and so there's sort of the two sides of it. And I started out doing the client photography because when I quit my full-time job, that seemed like the most obvious path to take income-wise at the time. And a couple of years later, there's a stock photo company, a very famous one called Getty images, based out of New York – when you see red carpet photos and you see really high quality stock photos that big companies use, those are often from Getty. They are very large and powerful. And they released, I think it was in 2017, they released a special stock photo collection. That was a body positive collection. And it got a ton of press. And I got really excited because we need – the more of that in the world, the better. But I went to go look at the photos and it turned out that they were mostly people who are again, in the US average size, which again is much larger than model size body. It was still different, but it wasn't particularly representative. And also, the photos were very expensive and they were also for editorial use only. And in stock photo lingo, that means that you can't use them for marketing. Louise: Okay. Lindley: What on earth was the whole point of that? Louise: What are they folding? Lindley: What a wasted opportunity. And so once again, I got mad and I said, I can do that, so I did. Louise: And you went like the full spectrum of body sizes, and identities, and cultures and genders, it's like everything, basically humans. Lindley: Yeah. When I am looking for models for the stock photos, and again, most of these people aren't trained models, but when you pose, you become one. So now these folks can all say that they're, that they're models too, which is cool. But I am always looking for the largest possible bodies to represent because I'm the only one on the planet doing this work right now, photographing very fat people – the only one. And I look forward to the day when that's not true. I look forward to the day when I have tons of competition. Louise: When it's not a niche or a specialty. Lindley: Yeah. And it turns out that many of the people who come to work with me on that basis are also people of color, are also LGBT+, or they're folks, or they have a mental illness, or they have a disability. They bring these other identities with them, and so I have the honor of being able to represent those things as well. Lots of folks in eating disorder recovery. Louise: Yes. And so, how did someone, like, if someone wants to do a stock photo with you, do they approach you or do you like follow people in shopping centers and ask them? What do you do? Lindley: It's been a combination. I have an email list that I maintain. And if you would like to be on that list, I am in Seattle, Washington in the US. But if you're ever visiting or you want to be on my list just in case, you are welcome to contact. We'll put that in the show notes, but I do have an email list that I send out model calls to, at least in non COVID 19 times. And then, I did once follow a coworker into a work bathroom; I was doing a corporate contract at a big company, and I had kept running into this woman, she was just lovely and seemed, I don't like you can tell when you're washing your hands at a bathroom sink beside someone, but she seemed very nice. And she was right in the demographic I represent. And so finally I followed her into the bathroom one day and I said, “I'm so sorry if this is creepy, and you can tell me to leave at any point and I will leave and never talk to you again. But I do photography and I'd love to have you as a model.” And she came and modeled for me, and it was wonderful. Louise: That is so gorgeous. Lindley: But yeah, it's a combination. When I started out, I was finding people on Craigslist, which is an American website, the classified ads, so it is just been a combination. Louise: Fantastic. Have you heard of Obesity Canada? Lindley: I'm aware that they exist. I've tried not to get tangled. Louise: That's pretty gross. It's pretty eww. Well, actually, I'm not sure who has released it, but they're kind of like this O organization up there who have this stock photos collection. Lindley: Oh yeah. It's another one of those weird co-opting things. Louise: Yeah. Yeah. And they work very closely with our friends at Novo Nordisk who are releasing all the weight loss drugs, and trying to take over the whole world. Lindley: Of course. Louise: Yes. But those I guess they're competition for you in a way. Lindley: Well, yeah, in a way. There's also a free collection on a website called Unsplash of our own bodies. And those photos are lovely and they are free to use, unlike my photos, which are not free because I need to eat. Louise: Imagine that! Lindley: Yeah. My models have the choice of, they can either choose a living wage money or for every hour that they are modeling or they can choose to be paid in photos. Many of them are very poor and they need the money, so I'm happy to pay them. But everybody involved in mine gets paid a living wage, which is why the photos aren't free because I get paid a living wage too. But yeah, there are some collections out there that do compete, which is fine. Again, we need all the representation we can get. Louise: We too, but I guess it's ethics, isn't it? And because I think that some of the people who are being photographed for those stock photos associated with the O organizations use members of their so-called patient groups, who are people who – that's another kind of section of my podcasts, people who are being encouraged by the weight loss industry to promote body positivity in the name of getting better public healthcare for weight loss surgeries and the like. So, it's really nice to hear about the ethics of you treat the people that you work with. Lindley: Yeah. When I'm photographing people, because again, almost everyone who comes to me… now, sometimes I'll get people who are just like, I'm ready. Let's do it. I love my body. I'm ready to show it off. Let's do the thing. Louise: How often does that happen? Lindley: It's rare, but it's cool. That's fun too. But most of the people who come to me, they're nervous. These are bodies – we live in these bodies that are not considered okay. And now here's this girl with a camera pointed it at you going, “No, you're great.” That's very disconcerting. And so, we do a lot of coaching. We do a lot of… I tell people like they get to control when they're done, whether they need a bathroom break or they're hungry or they just need to not have a camera pointed at them. It's a very warm and friendly environment because that's the only way to be ethical about this. And if nothing else, if you're unhappy, it's going to show in the photos. Louise: Yeah, of course. Lindley: So I have a vested interest in keeping you relaxed too. But these organizations releasing these photos is another example of this smiling oppression because it doesn't matter. Louise: What a beautiful way of putting it. Lindley: It doesn't matter how nice you are about it; if you're trying to erase me, and if you're trying to get me to pay you for surgeries or drugs or meal plans or meals or whatever, or weigh-ins, whatever that are not evidence-based. And you can tell I'm all fired up about this, come back to our theme again, because it doesn't matter how nice you are about it. Louise: You're still a dick head. Lindley: I know all about nice, but nice is not kind and kind is not anti-oppressive. Louise: Yeah, we've got to stop this bullshit. Yeah, I love that term “smiling oppression”. Yeah, if people are being nice to you and trying to represent you, and simultaneously trying to eradicate you; that's bullshit. Lindley: Yeah. I mean, again, I talk about being Southern because it's very relevant here because I have an ancestor who owned a slave, who owned another human being. That was a couple hundred years ago, so I had no idea whether that person was nice to their slave. I wouldn't have any way of knowing. Louise: It doesn't matter. Lindley: Yeah, it doesn't matter. In the south, one of the things that I was taught in history classes in school was that slavery wasn't it really all that bad because people were nice to their slaves and let them live in the house, and I'm not going to repeat the rest of it. It is very… Louise: Oh my God, that's just, yeah. Lindley: Yeah. And I had to learn better as an adult. But just because, and I'm not comparing slavery and fatphobia, they are not the same thing. They are not the same oppression. It doesn't matter how nice I am to you' if I am hurting you, if I'm stepping on your foot while smiling and asking you about the weather, the proper response is, “Hey, get off my foot.” Louise: Yeah. Right. Oh God, so many people need to hear this, and it's so good to hear how fired up you are. Lindley: We're being lied to, and we're continuing to be lied to by people who want to present, particularly weight loss surgery is now the big new thing, but it's still not evidence-based. We know that the side effects are really horrific, that a lot of people die. And then most people who even have that surgery gain the weight back. I know somebody who's had it twice and the doctor is pushing her to have it a third time because it didn't work. I mean, she lost the weight and then she regained it right back because that's what human bodies do – they protect. Louise: Our bodies are amazing. They're smarter than the weight loss surgeons. Lindley: Yeah. My body says, “I see a famine coming. We're hungry, I need to protect you.” That's what our bodies are doing. Louise: And I love that the photography that you do highlights the beauty inherent in diversity. And like that picture of the woman in the backyard, she is by no means small and she is just absolutely, like, there is just such beauty in that photo. A lot of the people that I work with really can't see that beauty in their own body and really don't even look at their own body, and that's where I guess photography can open up. Like, what are you trying to do for people when you take their photo, when you're aware of that much, like avoidance or disgusted or all of that stuff that people get stuck on when it comes to their own body? Lindley: Well, again, there's, there's kind of two facets. There is often when client come to me, generally the folks who are modeling for stock photos, because they are aware that those photos will be used publicly and sold, so there's an extra layer there of not only being willing to see yourself, but to know that many, many, many other people are going to see these. So generally, the folks who model for stock photos are maybe a little more ready for that. But a lot of the clients who come to me, maybe they haven't had a photo of themselves since their wedding day, or maybe they haven't had one since high school, or maybe they're always in the back of photos, or they're the ones behind the camera because they can't stand to be in front of it. And for those people, when I started doing this, I didn't know the term for it, but the term is exposure therapy. This is not a process that I'm qualified to coach at this point, generally, this is ad hoc, people do it for themselves. But people will often take their finished photos, and we've always look at them together. We always go through them together, both from that's… I mean, it's part of my sales process. It's business, we look at them together because people are buying products with them. But also for support, I think your photos are amazing, and I know that you will too, but I'm still going to be there to metaphorically hold your hand while we look at them. But then people take them home, and they'll look at them for just a minute. And then the next day they'll look at them for two minutes, and they will expose exposure therapy themselves. That's the coolest thing because they're teaching themselves to look at their own bodies. And then the other facet of that is that you saw that photo of the woman in the chair, in my backyard. I'm very lucky to have overgrown backyard to put people in. Louise: You have a nice backyard. Lindley: And we had the behind the scenes of that photo is that I had sheets hung up all over around her because the back of my backyard is open to the next area behind, so I had sheets hung up all over for privacy because she is very nude. So, you saw that photo on the website and it made a difference for you. You remembered it. And so the other facet is that you can… I don't know what the verb is. You can expose your therapy yourself by finding photos of people who are either look like you, like have your similar body type or are bigger or have visible disabilities, or basically by exposing yourself to all kinds of bodies, not just the ones that you kind of get forced fed by the media. You can do this process for yourself without necessarily having to look at photos of yourself. Although eventually you will also want to look at your own body, but you can do so much just by looking at people of actual bodies; look at them. Louise: Not in a creepy way – maybe in a creepy way. Lindley: I mean, maybe don't go staring at people in the grocery store. Louise: Don't follow people into the bathrooms at pools. Lindley: Yeah, please don't follow people around staring at them, but the internet is a wonderful place to stare at other bodies. Louise: Yeah. And actually, you raise a really good point because I think it's, well, 20 years into my foray into like the non-diet stuff. And I think me, even in the mid two thousands, looking at that same photo, I wouldn't have had the same reaction of just like being struck by the beauty because I hadn't done all of that. Like, I do surround myself with lots and lots of pictures of, like we've got naked women all over this house and my kids make a point of warning their friends, and I'm pretty sure my dad does think I'm a lesbian, which is okay, because I'm exposing him to diversity, but it's the exposure, exposure to diversity. If we see ourselves everywhere, represented everywhere and see other people represented everywhere, nothing strikes us as wrong, and then the beauty can grow. Lindley: Yeah. You know, what we are exposed to inn our regular lives, without taking efforts otherwise is a very narrow slice of humanity. And the more we see people… the more we see all different kinds of bodies, the more normal they become. The more we can see the beauty in those bodies as opposed to those bodies and out of bounds, or wrong, or transgressive, and the more you can expose yourself, the faster it will work. Louise: Yeah. And do you think that the last place that that kind of appreciation happens is your own body? Lindley: I think it depends for people. I think for some people, yes. I think for some people, body is the least, like theirs is the last place that happens. And I don't know, you know, I'm not in other people's heads, so I don't know whether that correlates with how outside the mainstream your own body is or not. Louise: Yeah, I do think there's something in that, but to keep going. So you are basically encouraging us all to take modes of ourselves. Lindley: Oh, yeah. Take some new selfies, seriously. Start in the bath. Like if you have access to like a bubble bath, because then you can like take pictures of your toes, like pointing delicately up from the bubbles and it's the least offensive nude in the world and it's really safe. And then you turn that camera around or use your use the other camera on your phone. Don't electrocute yourself please. Louise: Don't live stream it. Lindley: You take a photo of like if you have cleavage and you want to see that cleavage, like you do the bubbles and the cleavage. Again, I'm making hand gestures that you can't see so you don't imagine. And you do like the coy bubbles and the cleavage and you like camp it up. And then from there, you get out the bath and you dry off or not, I don't know your life. And you start putting that camera on a timer and you do whatever makes you happy if that's nudes or a costume or a Godzilla suit, I don't care – as long as you're seeing yourself. Louise: I love it. It sounds really playful. Lindley: Yeah. It doesn't have to be… like, there is a lot. And if you are an eating disorder recovery there a chance that you have been exposed to some of these exercises already on body image. There is a ton of resources out there on things like mirror work, where you're looking into mirror and seeing yourself and lots of… like, I have a whole book of journaling prompts about body image. There's a ton of resources out there, but just taking a selfie and deleting it, you can delete it. You don't have to keep it. Louise: You don't have to put it on Facebook. Lindley: You don't have to share it. I know that some people will start like a secret Instagram that is just them sharing selfies just to have them out into the world, but you don't have to, you don't have to do any of that. Louise: You don't have to perform this. Yeah, this is fast, this is good stuff. Lindley: Just like anything you can do. But again, you're not obligated to, this is not a moral imperative. You don't have to do selfies. You don't have to do nudes. You don't have to love your body. It's great if you can respect your own body, but there's no particular moral good in it other than that, you deserve it. None of these – I'm not giving you marching orders. I'm giving you some options, but like we get to do you. Louise: Lindley, thank you so much. This conversation has been immense and everything and awesome. Thank you for everything that you're putting out there in the world and for being so fired up. Lindley: Yeah, thank you. Such a joy to get to come in and talk about what I'm really head up about. Louise: Yeah, it's truly terrific. And I hope that your health condition gets properly addressed and that you feel better soon. Lindley: Thank you. Louise: All right. Thank you. Outro: What a dead set legend. Thank you so much, Lindley, I just adored that conversation and thank you everybody for listening. So if you are looking to learn more about Lindley and all of her amazing work, you can find her at bodyliberationphotos.com or on Insta @ bodyliberationwithlindley. And don't forget that her name has a silent D in it. So it sounds like Lindley, but it's L I N D L E Y. Okay everyone, that's all for this week's episode, I will see you soon, I promise. Take really good care of yourself in the meantime, trust your body, think critically, push back against diet culture, untrap from the crap. Resources Mentioned Find out more about Lindley here Follow Lindley on Insta @bodyliberationwithlindley
RICH CELENZA talks about how so many people out there find themselves falling in and out of shape throughout the years. Through the year they may find themselves working out and getting into good shape. But at other times throughout the year, they may quit working out and let themselves go. The trick to staying in shape is being as consistent as possible. Even if that means just doing something healthy a couple of times a week even when they're not working.
"Oh no, does this mean I'm going to be on a diet forever?" I did a recent deep dive into Noom for a recent podcast episode and it really touched a nerve. I got so many questions that I knew I had to scrutinize other popular diets on the market today. One of my amazing clients was a lifetime member with Weight Watchers and has such a common story. I know she will provide so much encouragement to you listeners. Amanda is from the Seattle area and has been plant-based since middle school, over 25 years. She grew up in a dieting household without any understanding of how to eat in a balanced, healthy way. In her early twenties, she joined Weight Watchers. We explore the rules of this diet program and dissect how these rules effected her relationship with food and disrupted her ability to listen to her own body's wants, needs and cues. Resources from this episode: Amanda's Favorite Plant-Based Recipe: Chickpea Rice Soup Related Episodes: Episode 22 IGTV Discussion about Noom If you want to connect with me, visit the following:Instagram: @plantcenterednutritionWebsite: plantcenterednutrition.usFacebook: Plant Centered Nutrition
Have you wanted your weight loss to move faster and you decide to use tactics to push the scale? Candice gets very honest that she's struggling with this right now, so this week, we're going to explore the why behind this and look at reframing some things. Warning: if you are someone who has struggled with over-exercising or undereating, some parts of our conversation may be triggering for you.REAL WW TALK HOLIDAY HUSTLE STEPBETThere's still time for you to get in on the Real WW Talk Holiday Hustle on Stepbet, coming November 21 - December 25. Get the Stepbet app and use the game code 'RWW' to join and the Real WW Talk Holiday Hustle! Get info here: step.bet/zo7AhyMfZjbCONNECT WITH USInstagram: http://instagram.com/realwwtalkFacebook: http://facebook.com/groups/realwwtalkPodcast: http://realwwtalk.buzzsprout.comFIND US ON WW CONNECTCandice: @candigirl_08Erin: @erinsworldRikki: @radiantlyrikki
Encore release from 2020. Cate Luzio spent over 15 years in corporate banking and during that time she observed a lot of women's careers stalling - not from a lack of desire to advance but from a lack of knowledge and resources to help them advance. As Cate learned to navigate networking, new skill development and speaking up for opportunities, others - both men and women - took notice and sought out her guidance. Before long Cate realized she had a desire to do more; to share what she knew with more women across many industries, not just banking. Enter her launch of Luminary, a collaboration hub for women-identified who are passionate about professional development and expanding their networks. Just over a year in and Luminary has recruited the support of major businesses including Unilever, WW (formally Weight Watchers), JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, to name a few. In late February of 2020 I sat down with Cate in her New York location to chat all things women and career advancement. Some questions we tackled for this episode include: What are the building blocks for advancement? How can women help one another succeed? Why is it imperative women get comfortable raising their hand for new opportunities, even if they don't have the experience? And my personal favorite, why must women start talking openly about money? In mid March of 2020, with the outbreak of COVID-19, Cate was forced to pivot Luminary to a fully virtual/digital hub. She and her team took the challenge head on and have excelled. If you're a woman looking for resources to help you grow your career, this podcast points you in the right direction. To learn more about Cate and Luminary, visit www.Luminary-NYC.com. FOLLOW FIERCE LAB Follow Fierce Lab on Instagram or LinkedIn for the latest updates. JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST If you'd like to receive more information about our upcoming episodes for Fierce Lab including tips, tools, and resources, go to our website, www.fiercelab.tarawilson.com, and sign up for our email list. Please be sure to SUBSCRIBE, REVIEW, and SHARE Fierce Lab with women who are looking for community and tools for leveling up.
Charlene had struggled with her weight since she was 20. She had tried Noom, Weight Watchers, Herbalife, Intermittent Fasting, prescription programs. She had never learned how to lose the weight, keep it off, and feel good. She always knew that the missing piece of the puzzle was her mindset, and when she found my 5 Day Challenge, she was so excited to find something that worked on the mindset. Since starting in the 5 Day Challenge, and then the Fit + Vibrant 6 Week Transformation, Charlene:
RICH CELENZA wants people to work on their core regardless of what weight they are. He also wants to them work their core area no matter if they are in shape or not. Rich thinks people need to keep doing some stomach exercise to get their abs strong. Too many people neglect their abs and that goes for people who work out and people who don't. People need to get a handle on this before they get overweight which can also lead to obesity.
Americans have a complicated relationship with diets, and obesity is a global epidemic rapidly becoming the single most preventable cause of costly chronic diseases. To talk about the difficulties of weight loss and how to overcome them, our host Kristen Berman talks to Julie O'Brien, behavioral scientist and former head of Applied Behavioral Science at WW. There are a ton of diets and weight loss programs out there, so does Weight Watchers actually work? What strategies have they developed to track new habits and break old ones? Tune in and learn Weight Watchers tactics to encourage people to eat better and stay motivated in the very difficult path of losing weight. Jump straight into: (00:50) - How Weight Watchers fights Americans' complicated relationship with diets: The best way to introduce new habits and break existing ones. (05:17) - Thinking about balance, moderation, and expectations: How to teach people awareness and build an identity around healthy habits. (08:51) - Micro-habit changes and making-one time decisions: What triggers people to join WW and how do they keep motivation? (15:52) - Some factors that make people stay longer on a diet: The highs and lows, and the challenge of tracking the path of weight loss. (21:11) - Set goals successfully and take action!: Figuring out your barriers and making a plan to overcome them. (24:07) - How does the WW point system work?: A simpler way to interpret a nutrition label to help you eat better. Episode resources Connect with Julie through https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-o-brien-3282531a/ (LinkedIn) https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/ (WW) Thank you for listening to Science of Change. Reach out to Kristen through https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristenberman/ (LinkedIn) and visit The Irrational Labs https://irrationallabs.com/ (website) for more information on behavioral science. This show is presented by https://www.setsail.co/ (SetSail) and produced by Kristen Berman and https://www.studiopodsf.com/ (Studio Pod Media). The executive producer is Rachael Roberts. All episodes are written by Jack Bueher. Music and editing provided by https://nodalab.com/ (nodalab).
: Episode 1962 - On this Saturday show, Scott King joins Vinnie to share his inspirational story, and the two talk ineffective calorie deficits, skin removal surgery, conquering triathlon, and more. Https://www.vinnietortorich.com/2021/10/conquering-triathlon-episode-1962 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS SCOTT KING Scott has been on the show before. He realized he had to take action about his morbid obesity when his daughter ran out into the middle of the street and he couldn't run to catch her. At that time, Scott was 550 lbs. Nothing happened to his daughter, but it was a wake up call. Shortly thereafter, he found Vinnie and other like-minded individuals. He finally started moving around. Scott is 6'1" 250 lbs now! Last year, he had skin removal surgery which he is grateful for. They took about 10 lbs off. INEFFECTIVE CALORIE DEFICITS Previously, Scott had tried everything, he thought. Weight Watchers, shakes, CICO, and more. He had a gastric bypass at 552 lbs and got down to 276. None of it stuck. Scott and so many others yo-yo with CICO. It's not sustainable. NSNG® has been the only thing that he's found really sustainable and has stuck. CONQUERING TRIATHLON Scott used to be unable to get out of a chair without substantial effort. Now, he's done his first triathlon. It was a shorter triathlon -- he swam indoors 150y, a 10 mile bike, and a 5k run. This is a huge feat. FAT DOC 2 IS AVAILABLE ON iTUNES and AMAZON Please also share it with family and friends! Buy it and watch it now on iTunes to get it to the top of the charts. We need it to get big for people to see it. Here's the (BLUERAY, DVD, PRIME) (MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE YET ACROSS THE POND). And the And the https://amzn.to/3rxHuB9 [the_ad id="17480"] PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO REVIEW the film AFTER YOU WATCH! FAT DOC 1 IS ALSO OUT Go watch it now! We need people to buy and review for it to stay at the top of iTunes pages. Available for both rental and purchase. You can also buy hardcopy or watch online at Amazon. YOU CAN NOW STREAM FOR FREE ON AMAZON PRIME IF YOU HAVE IT! RESOURCES Https://www.vinnietortorich.com Https://www.purevitaminclub.com Https://www.purevitaminclub.co.uk Https://www.purecoffeeclub.com Https://www.nsngfoods.com Https://www.bit.ly/fatdocumentary
Do you struggle with the change of season? Once you have a routine down, along comes a season change, which can change your food, exercise, even clothing. We're talking about the struggles we have with the season change and also how we're going to keep on track. Be warned - due to a rolling storm, we had an internet interruption, so the last few seconds were cut off :(There's still time for you to get in on the Real WW Talk Holiday Hustle on Stepbet, coming November 21 - December 25. Get the Stepbet app and use the game code 'RWW' to join and the Real WW Talk Holiday Hustle! Get info here: step.bet/zo7AhyMfZjbCONNECT WITH USInstagram: http://instagram.com/realwwtalkFacebook: http://facebook.com/groups/realwwtalkPodcast: http://realwwtalk.buzzsprout.comFIND US ON WW CONNECTCandice: @candigirl_08Erin: @erinsworldRikki: @radiantlyrikki
Superfan Big Will The Champ calls into hotline to share a video of another famous podcaster saying the TCB catch phrase "Best To You!". Bryan and Krissy debate wether they are being imitated or if "Best To You!" is phrase making it's rounds in the lexicon. Then Bryan recalls a TCB bit that mysteriously made it to Howard Stern Show (Spoiler....clearly Stern is NOT listening to TCB!). Then the gang talk about cults in their many forms. Gyms, diet fads, churches, yoga studios and other ways we get sucked in. Finally, the gang review some of the fitness fads from the 1980's. LINKS:Want a TCB limited edition collectible sticker? Each series sticker is limited and first come, first serve. Click HERE to find out how!Send us show ideas, comments, questions or hate mail by texting us or leaving a voicemail at 1-661-Best-2-Yo (1.661.237.8296)Watch Us on YouTubeTCB Live On Fireside AppAll Sponsor Codes & Links Get A Free DOZEN Tamales From Texas Lone Star Tamales (Use Code TCB at Checkout)Streamlight Lending By SunTrust Bank (Use Code TCB for additional interest savings)BeachBound is beach focused vacation travel planning agency...online!Special Thanks:Special Thanks To Moon Cheese For The Snacks! Use Code TCB For 15% Off Moon Cheese Products...Click HereSpecial Thanks To Project Pollo Our Vegan Burgers!Studio Snacks Provided By Siete Chips! (Try The Fuego Flavor!)Castbox is the TCB publishing partner . Download The App Here!New Episodes on Tuesdays and now Fridays everywhere you listen to podcasts!1-(661)-BEST-2-YO | (1-661-237-8296)
This week Matt & Kate discuss the Monopoly Offer - your NO COMPETITION OFFER -where getting price shopped just isn't an issue, because there is no reasonable alternative for what it is that you do. If you're getting on calls with people and they're saying, "that's too expensive," or, "why are you so much when Weight Watchers is this much?" then this episode is for YOU!
Episode Description: The hosts of the popular podcast Health Interrupted join me today! Laura Kaeppeler, former Miss America, talks about reinventing after staying home with her kids, and Gina Sizemore, pioneer of the fitness industry, talks about facing her fear and always doing what scares you. These ladies will inspire you to reinvent & start something new now matter how old you are or what circumstance you're in! Bonus: Gina gives us some ways to lose the Covid 19 pounds! Show Notes: Listen to Health Interrupted Podcast: Website: www.healthinterrupted.com Instagram:@Healthinterrupetedpodcast Follow Gina: @coachlombardi Follow Laura: @Kaeppelerlaura Guest Bio: Gina Lombardi Health and Fitness Expert + Celebrity Personal Trainer + Media Personality + Author + Podcast Host Gina Lombardi is a celebrated personal trainer, media personality, inspirational speaker, author, TV show host & podcaster. With over 60,000 hours of one-on-one, personal coaching, including many high-profile celebrities and entertainment executives, Gina is the creator/host of Discovery Health and Fit's Fit Nation and the podcast Health Interrupted, with Laura Kaeppeler. She is an accomplished author of several books (“Deadline Fitness,” “How to be Successful as a Personal Trainer”) & has contributed to msnbc.com & “The Journal of Strength and Conditioning.” An international speaker, Gina is known as the “wellness detective” & is a frequent guest on entertainment and talk shows (EXTRA!,CBS NEWS) and spokesperson for health publications and organizations (Health Magazine, Shape Magazine, Weight Watchers.) Gina has had the privilege to work with several celebrity clients (Tom Cruise, Andy Garcia, Nicole Kidman, Kevin James, Leah Remini, Beck, among others) due to her integrity, heart & unique ability to present the truth about health and fitness and offer realistic, attainable solutions. Laura Kaeppeler Miss America 2012 + Inspirational Speaker + Brand Ambassador + Media Personality + Podcast Host + Singer/Performer + At-Risk Youth Advocate Laura Kaeppeler is a former Miss America & nationally known performer, inspirational speaker, proud Midwesterner and tireless advocate for at-risk youth. In 2012, Laura became the 86th woman to be named Miss America and the second from the state of Wisconsin. In this role, Laura proudly traveled the nation as the Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and visited the White House. Laura has been featured on many talk shows and in countless publications, making her an expert media personality. She is currently co-host of the podcast Health Interrupted, with wellness and fitness expert Gina Lombardi. An acclaimed classical vocalist, Laura has been a featured soloist with orchestras across the country & has performed the National Anthem at numerous sold-out venues, including Angel Stadium, Lambeau Field, Miller Park, Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium. She has served as the brand ambassador for high-profile companies and organizations such as Amway, Express, Joseph Ribkoff, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, WEN Hair Care and the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. One of Laura's passions is her work with organizations that advocate for children of incarcerated parents. For her advocacy work, Laura has been honored by several prestigious organizations. She was the recipient of the Courage Award from The CarePlus Foundation, an organization that supports the innovative and life-changing programs and services for in-need adults, and the Thomas Mott Osborne Medal from The Osbourne Association, a group that creates opportunities for people affected by the criminal justice system. Laura holds a bachelor's degree in Music and Vocal Performance from Wisconsin's Carthage College. She continues to perform across the country and travel as a speaker and spokesperson for mentoring programs that advocate for at-risk youth. She is a devoted wife and mother of two young boys.
Welcome to sweets season! Are you feeling bombarded by candy, baked goods, and other goodies? There are so many choices - how are you managing your impulses? Do you need help? We do, too. Let's talk!Also, the Real WW Talk Stepbet Challenge is coming November 21 - December 25. Get the Stepbet app and use the game code 'RWW' to join and the Real WW Talk Holiday Hustle! Get info here: step.bet/zo7AhyMfZjbGet the Budget Bytes Vegan Peanut Stew recipe here.CONNECT WITH USInstagramFacebookYouTubeFIND US ON WW CONNECTCandice: @candigirl_08Erin: @erinsworldRikki: @radiantlyrikki
Meet Agapi Stassinopoulos Agapi Stassinopoulos is a best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. In her previous book, Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love, she shares the wisdom from her life's adventures and experiences. In her new book, Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life, she takes readers on a journey and inspires them to let go of what doesn't work and instead create the lives they really want. Agapi was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and then moved on to receive her master's degree in psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Her previous books on the Greek archetypes, Gods and Goddesses in Love and Conversations with the Goddesses, were turned into PBS specials. She is currently conducting workshops for Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington, to help change how we work and live. Agapi has spoken and conducted meditations at many organizations and companies, including L'Oreal, Accenture, SAP, LinkedIn, Pandora, Google, Nike, Weight Watchers, PepsiCo, Starbucks, Global Citizen Company, Museum of Modern Art, ABC Carpet & Home, Women's Health Magazine, Paul Mitchell, NYU, Gympass, and Hearst Communications amongst many others. She brings home the importance of self-care, practicing gratitude, generosity, and self-love to enhance performance and productivity so we can experience happiness and fulfillment. She divides her time between New York and Los Angeles and was born and raised in Athens, Greece. You can find Agapi at www.WakeUptotheJoyofYou.com Dual Citizenship: Being Part Human and Part Divine I loved this conversation with Agapi Stassinopolous. It was all about how to really show up in life, both in our humanity and in owning our divinity. I know I've struggled with this before, and we discussed how feelings like resentment, jealousy, anger, frustration, sadness, and disappointment can cause feelings of "I shouldn't be experiencing this now; I'm a spiritual being." The truth is we can't spiritually bypass our feelings and having all emotions is part of the human experience. The best remedy is compassion and kindness. Befriend your little girl, or little boy, that still lives within you and see what they might need to feel safe, heard, and listened to. As a spiritual being, the aim is to stay open-hearted to endure and experience all emotions and the bliss of presence. Agapi Stassinopoulos shared a way to handle challenging feelings; open your heart to the moment, breathe out and remember that right at this moment, you are being breathed in by the divine. In your breath are kindness, compassion, and comfort. That is the essence of existing as a spiritual being on this big blue marble. Wake Up Your Joy We often have a hard time receiving, especially joy, because it seems selfish. This couldn't be farther from the truth. You have to go to places of discomfort and vulnerability to honor and love all parts of who you are. Who you are is a soul in a body. The essence within you is to be awakened and called forward. Joy is one of the purest ways to connect to your highest essence. Remember, waking up to joy is a process. Living in joy is another way to express yourself as a spiritual being. You don't have to bypass all your negative feelings, but be open to all the small moments of joy as they present themselves to you, and you will begin to find more moments exist than you previously noted. Kindness Is The Way I love that Agapi said it is time to start romancing ourselves and do things that bring us joy and inner peace. Make your ego your ally and not your enemy. Claim your inner knowing and follow it with focus, faith, and trust. Through kindness, not through shaming ourselves, we can feel a greater divine spirit navigating and breathing us through our challenges. Slow down and notice the gaze of God, the divine presence that is always with you and shows up through kindness and compassion. Final Thoughts Agapi Stassinopoulos was such a light and gave a lot of food for thought on how to awaken ourself to living as a spiritual being while acknowledging our human selves. It's important to note that while feeling our humanness is part of our journey here, we are also meant to recognize the joy we are blessed with. Stopping to observe the joyful moments, from tiny to more significant expressions, allow us to rise more fully into our spiritual beings, rising up into the higher vibration of joy. To receive 8 of Agapi's top meditations, go to WakeUptotheJoyofYou.com or connect directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sacred Connection As always, this community is a sacred, safe place built on love and acceptance. It was created to help you evolve and expand into your highest self. Please share your wisdom, comments, thoughts. I love hearing from you and learning how you are being your truest, you-est you. Please join us in our Facebook group The You-est You® Community for Soul Seekers Join host Julie Reisler, author and multi-time TEDx speaker, each week to learn how you can tap into your best self and become your You-est You® to achieve inner peace, happiness, and success at a deeper level! Tune in to hear powerful, inspirational stories and expert insights from entrepreneurs, industry thought leaders, and extraordinary human beings that will help to transform your life. Julie also shares a-ha moments that have shaped her life and career and discusses key concepts from her book Get a PhD in YOU Here's to your being your you-est you! 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Episode Overview When it comes to weight loss, Muryn's done it all: the blood type diet, Weight Watchers, cutting out whole foods groups, and yet nothing helped her reach her goals. Until she found Balance365. In this week's episode, we follow Muryn as she shares her journey to self-acceptance and empowerment while also losing 30lbs! But when describing what she's learned, in her own words, “Weight loss is the gravy on top!” We adore Muryn and her story, and we're so glad she agreed to share it with us all. If you see parts of yourself in Muryn, we would LOVE to work with you, too! Join our waitlist to be notified when Balance365 goes on sale again and get first dibs before we open to the public. We've got great things coming that you won't want to miss. Click here to join the waitlist! Key Points What led Muryn to join Balance365 How she learned to bust through beliefs and align her mindset and habits with her goals How she lost 30lbs without restriction Related Content Episode 158: Roxanne's Mindset Shifts + 20lb Weight Loss Journey Episode 153: Member Spotlight – Finding Self Love, Self Care, And Sustainable Weight Loss With Kiki Episode 154: How Stress Impacts Your Weight Transcript Download a copy of this episode's transcript here.
There's a gap between what you want to tell your potential customers or audience and what they need to hear. Tamsen Webster is here to talk about bridging that gap or finding the Red Thread that makes your ideas irresistible. Tamsen is a keynote speaker and message strategist with 20 years in marketing, 13 years as a Weight Watchers leader, and four years as a TEDx Executive Producer. Her combined experience and focus have led her to become an expert at finding and building stories that customers will tell themselves and others. She's the author of Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible, a book about finding your Red Thread or throughline that connects your idea to the heart of your audience. It's about the link between your customer's problem and your actionable solution. We have a brilliant conversation about how this method can help all of us frame our business ideas in a way that customers and our audiences will understand and embrace. If you're ready to build a message that resonates with your audience, buckle up and learn how to overcome resistance, supply them with a better message than they are telling themselves, and have your ideas become the answer to their question and problem. We talk about changing behavior by changing perception, the function of true statements, and giving your audience options to choose and feel good about that choice. And be sure to subscribe to The Self-Employed Life in Apple podcasts or follow us on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts so you don't miss an episode. Everything you need can all be found at jeffreyshaw.com Tamsen Webster thank you so much for being here! Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself. Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world. Guest Contact – Tamsen Webster Get your Conversational Case Worksheet Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible Tamsen Webster Twitter Tamsen Webster LinkedIn Tamsen Webster YouTube Tamsen Webster Instagram Tamsen Webster Facebook De Beers - A Diamond is Forever Slogan Contact Jeffrey – Website Coaching support My book, LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer's Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible is now available! Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! Valuable complimentary resources to help you- The Self-Employed Business Institute- You know you're really good at what you do. You're talented, you have a skill set. The problem is you're probably in a field where there is no business education. This is common amongst self-employed people! And, there's no business education out there for us! You also know that being self-employed is unique and you need better strategies, coaching, support, and accountability. The Self-Employed Business Institute, a five-month online education is exactly what you need. Check it out! Take The Self-Employed Assessment! Ever feel like you're all over the place? Or frustrated it seems like you have everything you need for your business success but it's somehow not coming together? Take this short quiz to discover the biggest hidden gap that's keeping you from having a thriving Self-Employed Ecosystem. You'll find out what part of your business needs attention and you'll also get a few laser-focused insights to help you start closing that gap. Have Your Website Brand Message Reviewed! Is your website speaking the right LINGO of your ideal customers? Having reviewed hundreds of websites, I can tell you 98% of websites are not. Fill out the simple LINGO Review application and I'll take a look at your website. I'll email you a few suggestions to improve your brand message to attract more of your ideal customers. Fill out the application today and let's get your business speaking the right LINGO! Host Jeffrey Shaw is a Small Business Consultant, Brand Management Consultant, Business Coach for Entrepreneurs, Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker and author of LINGO and The Self Employed Life (May 2021). Supporting self-employed business owners with business and personal development strategies they need to create sustainable success.