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Episode #4: Stop Fighting Food with Isabel Foxen Duke

In this episode of Compassion Compass podcast I interview Isabel Foxen Duke. Isabel is the Creator of Stop Fighting Food — a free video training program for women who want to "stop feeling crazy around food." After years of trying to overcome emotional eating, binge-eating and chronic weight-cycling through "traditional" and alternative approaches, Isabel discovered some radical new ways to get women over their "food issues" once and for all — not just by shifting the mindsets of individuals, but by challenging the dominant diet culture as a whole. A fixture and thought-leader in the greater body-positive movement, Isabel has been featured in the Huffington Post, Elle Magazine, XOJane, and has been praised by Ricki Lake. Her writing and free guide, How To Not Eat Cake, can be found at www.isabelfoxenduke.com and you can watch her free video training series at www.stopfightingfood.com.


WE DISCUSS:

❤️The ways in which dieting harms us and contributes to weight-based stigma and eating disorders

❤️The role of race and class issues in the creation and maintenance of weight-bias in our culture

❤️Why weight-loss is not about willpower

❤️Isabel’s take on emotional eating and “food addiction"

❤️Isabel’s personal history of an eating disorder and the moment of self-compassion that was the true beginning of her healing journey


RESOURCES MENTIONED:

Sign up for Isabel’s free video training series, Stop Fighting Food, to learn more about her approach.

Isabel’s blog

"Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health" by Glenn A. Gaesser, PhD

Venus of Willendorf

"Take The Cake: Soda Tax Is Bigotry Masquerading As A Public Health Initiative" by Virgie Tovar


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Episode #3: Combating Weight Stigma with Eating Disorder Therapist Jennifer Rollin

In this episode of the Compassion Compass podcast I interview Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LCSW-C. Jennifer is a therapist in private practice in Rockville, Maryland, who specializes in working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders including, anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, body image issues, anxiety, and depression. Jennifer is a Licensed Social Worker and has a certificate in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders. She also has a certificate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. She is the chairwoman of Project Heal's national network of eating disorder treatment providers and has been named as one of the top eating disorder experts in the world by Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center. Jennifer is an expert writer for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Her professional blog was named one of the top eating disorder blogs in the world and her articles have reached thousands of people through websites, magazines, and books. Find her online at jenniferrollin.com


WE DISCUSS:

❤️The role of self-compassion in the treatment of eating disorders

❤️The ways in which diet culture damages our relationships with food and our bodies and contributes to disordered eating and eating disorders

❤️Weight-based stigma within the eating disorders treatment and recovery community

❤️Jennifer and I role-play challenging unhelpful thoughts that keep people stuck in in an eating disorder

❤️Jennifer’s journey of healing from rape and depression and how she found her way to self-compassion

❤️Specific self-compassion strategies that Jennifer uses with her clients and practices herself


RESOURCES MENTIONED:

❤️Jennifer’s presentation at the 2017 BEDA Conference: "Marginalized Bodies: Weight Stigma in Eating Disorder Treatment, and What We Can Do About It" by Jennifer Rollin, LCSW and Dr. Colleen Reichmann

❤️"Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself" by Kristin Neff, PhD

❤️Project HEAL HEALers Circle


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Episode #2: Transform Your Sex Life with Dr. Emily Nagoski

In this episode of the Compassion Compass podcast I interview Emily Nagoski, PhD. Emily earned a MS in Counseling Psychology and a PhD in Health Behavior with a concentration in human sexuality from Indiana University. She completed her clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic. For eight years, she worked as a lecturer and Director of Wellness Education at Smith College, before transitioning to full-time writing and speaking. Emily is the author of the New York Times bestselling book “Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life”. Emily’s mission in life is to teach women to live with confidence and joy inside their bodies. Find her online at emilynagoski.com


WE DISCUSS:

❤️The dual control model of sexual arousal: how to turn on the ons and turn off the offs

❤️The importance of not-judging your sexual experience

❤️Sexual “spectatoring”

❤️Mindfulness-based interventions for genital pain

❤️The ways in which sexual interest is context dependent

❤️Arousal nonconcordance: lubrication is not causation

❤️Spontaneous and responsive desire

❤️The best predictor of relationship and sexual satisfaction

❤️Why pleasure is the measure of sexual wellbeing

❤️Why sexual fantasies may not match up with real-life desires

❤️How Emily found her way out of an abusive relationship and learned to stop blaming herself

❤️Specific strategies for countering body image negativity


RESOURCES MENTIONED:

❤️Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski, PhD

❤️Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire by Lori A. Brotto, PhD


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Episode #1: Creating a Life Worth Living with Eric Zimmer


In this episode of the Compassion Compass podcast I interview the host of The One You Feed podcast, Eric Zimmer. The One You Feed was named an iTunes Best of 2014 podcast by iTunes and called "One of the Best Health Podcasts of All Time" by The Huffington Post. The One You Feed has been listened to over 2.5 million times. He also does extensive life-changing one-on-one coaching work with clients. Find him online at oneyoufeed.net


WE DISCUSS:

❤️Eric’s reasons for starting the podcast and the parable of the two wolves

❤️Eric’s on-the-spot strategies for working with his “bad wolf”, including:

❤Mindfulness meditation

❤Grounding in the senses

❤Challenging unhelpful thoughts

❤Dropping out of thoughts and into the physical sensations of emotions in the body

❤“Changing the channel” on unhelpful thoughts

❤️The importance of being a non-judgmental observer of your experience

❤️How self-compassion played a critical role in Eric’s recovery from alcohol and drug abuse

❤️Guilt vs. shame

❤️How he navigated a painful divorce

❤️Pain vs. suffering


RESOURCES MENTIONED:

❤️ “When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times” by Pema Chodron


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