Episodes
Published 10/28/21
Michelle Hoover is a Certified Personal Trainer focused on joyful movement coaching. She is a HAES aligned trainer with a passion for strength training and movement. Her goal is to help clients foster an appreciation for how their body moves just as it is. Michelle is based in Greensboro, NC and offers virtual options as well.  Connect with Michelle: Website II Instagram II Facebook II TikTok Sponsors: Amazon Faves Download our free WNW Workbook
Published 10/28/21
This week we welcome guest Noni Vaughn-Pollard, to discuss normalizing gaining weight as we go through different transitions in life, unlearning perfectionism, and much more.    GUEST INFO  Noni is a native New Yorker who loves a good bagel and an old movie. She is a registered nutritionist and a mental health counselor & psychotherapist. Noni unlearned the fatphobia and diet culture she was taught in college and now practices intuitive eating. She encourages others to use their...
Published 10/20/21
On this week’s episode we have Julie Allen, an author and eating disorder awareness activist, is the CEO of Mary Rose NW Boutique and founder of the Mary Rose Foundation. The three pillars of her boutique include sustainability, inclusion, and social justice. She struggled with anorexia and bulimia for 15 years and as a result, made it her mission to empower people to love and embrace themselves wholeheartedly.
Published 10/13/21
In this week’s episode we want to talk about what to do when shopping for your right now body. We’ve done episodes on cleaning out your closet but we want to talk about what to do when it feels like your body is in transition. You might feel like the clothes in your closet no longer serve you but then you don’t want to buy new clothes because what if your body changes again. So you’re stuck in this in between place. If this resonates with you, hit play on this episode. 
Published 10/06/21
This week we are releasing a bonus episode that we usually share only with our Live Free Collective Members.  In the non-diet world, it’s hard to get personal support and community on a regular basis. Like when you’re eating dinner and everyone is talking about their diet. Or at a baby shower and your great aunt is giving the mom to be tips for how to lose the baby weight. It can feel like you are the only one in the world who wants to stop dieting. It can be hard to take action after...
Published 09/29/21
We are delighted to share our conversation with Dr. Celeste Holbrook this week. This episode addresses the effect purity culture has on our sex lives, our bodies, and our ability to be intimate.  GUEST INFO  Dr. Celeste Holbrook is a sexologist and speaker who helps her clients evolve into the women they were created to be, in and outside of the bedroom. She speaks on a variety of topics from sex drive and sexual shame to painful intercourse, purity culture, and more. Her mission is to...
Published 09/22/21
Have you ever thought about what kind of eater you are?  We’ll dive into why this is a helpful piece of information for you as you recover your intuitive eater.  This episode is about the eating personalities, as defined in the Intuitive Eating book by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. They’ve identified some of the main types of approaches we have to eating in order for us to understand our subconscious way of feeding ourselves. Learning about what type of eating personality you often...
Published 09/15/21
EPISODE NOTES This week we dive into all things Enneagram with expert Erin Baute! We are delighted to welcome her back to the show to discuss the intersection of the Enneagram and embodiment. If you’ve ever wondered how to connect with your body during recovery from diet culture, this is the episode for you!   GUEST INFO  Check out these offerings from Erin The Enneagram: Unlocking Your Potential (6-week group) The Enneagram at Work (4-week group with additional support) Connect with...
Published 08/12/21
Body image is something we talk about all the time, we see it online but do we really even know what that means? It’s hard to heal something or work on something that isn’t fully defined. We often equate it to just loving our body but it’s more layered than that. In this episode we will define for you what body image is, what the different aspects of it are and how you can work towards healing. SPONSORS Live Free Collective CBD Direct Online save 25% Thred Up $20 off your first...
Published 08/04/21
We are delighted to share our conversation with productivity coach and mindfulness expert Dr. Brooke Smith. If you would like to learn more about how to tap into your productivity like a vinyasa flow, this episode is for you! Dr. Brooke also talks with us about her journey with learning about intuitive eating and body acceptance.    GUEST INFO  Brooke Smith, PhD is a productivity coach and mindfulness expert. She helps women entrepreneurs create a system of support and a sustainable...
Published 07/29/21
WTF is Interoceptive Awareness?  Interoception involves communication between a bodily sensation and our brain processing the information to support physical and emotional wellbeing, and ultimately a response.  The ability to access interoceptive awareness varies greatly from person to person; for some it is relatively easy and little guidance is needed and for others, it can take training and practice.  Any type of conscious restriction causes us to detach from our body signals and ignore...
Published 07/21/21
Breanne Failor is the founder of Anti-Diet Yoga. She has her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification and is a certified Intuitive Eating lay facilitator. Breanne's goal is to create yoga classes accessible to all bodies—giving you time and space to quiet your mind and connect to your body through movement and breath. Building a community where diet culture is left at the door, and you are perfect the way you are right now! She incorporates Intuitive Eating, body acceptance, and...
Published 07/14/21
You may have heard about toxic positivity. Toxic positivity is the belief that no matter how dire or difficult a situation is, people should maintain a positive mindset. It's a "good vibes only" approach to life. If you look at social media they would have you believe that body positivity is about loving your body and thinking good things about it at all times. That you have gone from hating it to loving it and there is never an off day. The problem with that is we are not robots, we can’t...
Published 07/07/21
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Published 06/30/21
This week we welcome guest Alissa Rumsey to the show. Alissa is a registered dietitian, nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and the author of Unapologetic Eating: Make Peace With Food and Transform Your Life. Alissa is passionate about advocating for women to reclaim the space to eat and live unapologetically.  She is the founder of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness, a weight-inclusive nutrition practice that offers virtual counseling and online programs to help...
Published 06/23/21
Would you like to be less consumed with the idea of food?  Would you like to feel less obsessed with what you are eating, how much you are eating, and when you are eating? Do you want to feel free to eat what you want without serving it up with a side of guilt and shame? This episode answers, what the eff is Food Freedom?  Achieving food freedom means no longer feeling guilt and shame for eating foods we like.   MENTIONS Episode 72 Tackling Fear Foods   SHOW SPONSORS Just Thrive...
Published 06/16/21
Victoria Evans began her career in the corporate world with a prominent Fortune 500 company in the beauty industry in Montreal. During this time, her challenges related to eating disorders, mental health,  extreme dieting and overexercising became a catalyst for creating a solution to an issue millions of women deal with today. As a successful Intuitive Eating Coach, she is disrupting the wellness  industry through her fundamentally science-based approach. Victoria helps countless women heal...
Published 06/09/21
Are you seeing floods of posts on social media about how to get your body beach ready? Spoiler alert, you already HAVE a beach body. BUT maybe you don't feel like you do. We've been all locked up in our homes for over a year and normal summer body anxiety is in full gear. We get it The way you think about your body has way more to do with how you show up than the way your body looks. If body image was just about being in a smaller body, no one with a smaller bod would struggle with body...
Published 06/02/21
This week we welcome guest Dr. Lisa Folden. Dr. Lisa N. Folden is a licensed physical therapist and mom-focused lifestyle coach. Using her skills as a movement expert, Dr. Folden helps clients recover from orthopedic and neurological injuries at her private practice - Healthy Phit Physical Therapy and Wellness Consultants in Charlotte, NC. In this episode, we discuss breaking free from the societal pressure of existing in a smaller body, not waiting for permission to do what you want to do,...
Published 05/26/21
This episode answers….WTF is Healthism? With a shift in making wellness more of a lifestyle, we have gotten caught up in the idea that we can control more of our health than we actually can. This healthism mentality has affected various socioeconomic levels and created a divide between those who can afford a wellness lifestyle and those who cannot.  In this episode, we explain why health is not an achievement, and how to go about prioritizing healthy habits with a non-diet mentality.     ...
Published 05/19/21
We have Micki Krimmel, founder & CEO of SuperFit Hero, and Carrie Beth Langham, Product Manager on the show this week. Super Fit Hero is passionate about being part of making fashion a better industry to the plus community and doing their part to provide amazing products. Their mission is that everyone deserves access to joyful movement. They support plus size athletes with premium activewear designed for their bodies and unparalleled compassionate customer service. Want to try...
Published 05/12/21
One of the main reasons we turn to dieting is because we don’t feel safe, valued, or accepted in our bodies as they are. So we disconnect from it and force it to change. ⁣ ⁣ We are so obsessed with the way our bodies look on the outside, we are not present inside of them. We look outside of ourselves for how to care for it.⁣ ⁣ Embodiment is the act of being present with our body, tuning into what it is telling us and connecting with it. ⁣ ⁣ In this week's episode, WTF is Embodiment?, we...
Published 05/05/21
Tracy and Tonya have the privilege of interviewing the lovely Evelyn Tribole.  Intuitive Eating is a life-changing path to cultivating a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body. It is an antidote to the chronic worry about what to eat and feeling at war with your body. It’s the path to freedom with a return to the joy of eating—through self-connection.  Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CERD-S is an award-winning registered dietitian, best selling author and the co-creator of Intuitive...
Published 04/28/21
In this episode, Tonya talks about her deconstruction and reconstruction of faith. She talks about her struggle to reconcile what she was taught about her body and caring for it, versus what is actually her truth. Tonya addresses the effect purity culture had on her intimate relationships as well as how dieting within the church became toxic for her. This is a vulnerable yet important topic to dive into, as most of us are struggling with the role of the evangelical church in our society and...
Published 04/21/21