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To Eat Or Not To Eat: Intuitive Eating, Part I
Oct 11
Heidi and Shar discuss the principles from a book called Intuitive Eating. This book is authored by two dieticians, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, who encourage us to leave diets behind and embrace a healthy relationship with food. This is ‚Äčnot ‚Äčabout…
Honor The Girls: Bra Fittings & Breast Cancer Awareness
Oct 4
Shar and Heidi start the show talking about the importance of finding a good bra and embracing what your mama gave you. After the break they talk about breast cancer awareness, yearly breast exams and mammograms. They are joined by breast cancer survivor,…
So Where Do I Put Those Feelings – Emotional Eating
Sep 27
Heidi and Shar talk about emotional eating and what it looks like. They talk about the importance of recognizing your feelings, trusting them (even if others make that difficult) and finding ways of managing them so that food does not cover them up. YOU.…
Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover – Surviving Trauma
Sep 20
This episode contains sensitive material. Please use discretion when sharing with younger listeners. Shar and Heidi talk about childhood trauma and how it can lead to a myriad of addictions, including food addiction. They are not saying that all…
Let’s Get Physical: Embracing Exercise
Sep 13
Heidi and Shar talk about the importance of moving your body in the right head space – it’s not about losing weight or burning off that delicious pizza – but finding movement you actually enjoy. And it IS possible to enjoy “exercise”! They talk about the…
Season One Wrap Up – Question and Answer
Aug 30
Heidi and Shar wrap up Season One with a Q & A. They each invited their sons, Luke Lavelle and Tony Gonzalez, to read the questions sent in from listeners. A fun way to wrap up a season! This Episode Sponsored by:
The Head Bone’s Connected To Every Other Dang Bone In The Body
Aug 23
In this week’s episode, Shar and Heidi talk about why it’s necessary to break old cycles and rewire our brain to let go of negative thoughts and self-judgment. They discuss how emotional and physical health go hand-in-hand and if your head isn’t right, it…
Let’s Get To The Heart Of The Matter: Those Aren’t Eggshells, Those Are My Boundaries
Aug 16
This week Heidi and Shar delve deeper into why body image is an important conversation to be having. They also talk about the importance of how to lay down healthy (but not punitive!) boundaries. So say goodbye to words like diet and weight-loss and…
Get Out of My Head: Mind Your Beeswax
Aug 9
Shar and Heidi discuss the importance of choosing food that is right for YOUR body. What works for one body doesn’t necessarily work for another and we all have the prerogative to choose what’s best for us personally. No judgy pants allowed! YOU. DO. YOU.…
Fashion Puh-Leeze: The Fallacies of Fashion
Aug 2
In this episode, Heidi and Shar talk about the “fashion no-no’s” that we put on ourselves and the importance of breaking out of that thought pattern so we feel good about our bodies and the way we dress them. Regardless of any size or shape, embrace your…
Real Men Come From Real Women: Raising Boys
Jul 26
Shar and Heidi discuss the difficulties boys face with body image and the pressure they can feel to appear masculine or strong. They also talk about the things people feel free to say about male bodies and the damage that can do to both boys and men.…
A Moment on the Lips, a Lifetime on the Hips: How We Punish Ourselves with Food and Exercise
Jul 19
Heidi and Shar talk about the relationship they have with food and exercise. Food and exercise are both meant to be enjoyed, but can feel like a burden if your mind isn’t in the right place. They discuss how growing up influenced those relationships and…
An Apple a Day: The Weighty Health Care Dilemma
Jul 12
In the Episode 7 Shar and Heidi have an interesting chat about the weighty issue of health care, with Masters in Public Health nutrition student and dietetic intern Ani Janzen. Sponsored By:
I’m Sorry I Can’t: Limiting Ourselves
Jun 28
This week Heidi and Shar talk about how they can sometimes limit themselves and why it’s important to step out of your comfort zone. They are also joined by owner of Real Life Coffee & Yoga, Gabi Hruska, and how she learned to overcome her own…
Why You Gotta Be So Rude?
Jun 20
Shar and Heidi discuss the misconceptions that people have about being overweight and the difficulty they face fitting in. They share their own stories of comments (some well-intentioned and some mean-spirited) that have left lasting impressions. They end…
Like Mother Like Daughter: Raising Girls
Jun 14
Heidi and Shar talk about the pressures parents face in raising girls with a healthy body image. They talk about navigating social media and hear from two moms who weigh in on raising their own daughters. YOU. DO. YOU. Sponsored By:
Control Freaks: Battling Perfectionism
Jun 6
In the third episode, Shar and Heidi talk about perfectionism being born out of a controlled upbringing. They discuss how the pressure of perfectionism feels like a house of cards and if one card falls, the whole house comes down. This creates unrealistic…
Family Puts the FUN in Dysfunctional
May 30
In the second episode, Heidi and Shar talk about the roles mothers play in their daughters’ body image. Many aspects of who we are get passed down from generation to generation. Criticism is no different. If we are seen through a critical eye, we can find…
Eat the [email protected]#n Cupcake!
May 24
For the first episode, Shar and Heidi talk about their own struggles with body image and the impact it has had from a young age.