You know what’s amazing about gratitude?
It is one of the few resources we are gifted an endless supply of. There is no limit to the amount of gratitude you get to experience and/or express.
How easy it is to not feel or express it at all.
In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I remind us all of the health-promoting benefits of gratitude AND take you through a very simple exercise for extending gratitude for one of the things women so often seem to be at war with… the human body:)Listen Now!
The diet and fitness industries would have you believe that if you want to rock your swimwear (or any “wear”, for that matter), you need a detox, a highly specialized diet or a new exercise routine.
What you really need, I would argue, is to change the way you are thinking about your body.
When you shift your focus from all that is wrong with your body to all that your body is doing awesomely well, not only do you feel better, but you DO better. You take better care of things you appreciate. #truestory
In this episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast, I talk about ways to mend your body image so can spend less time beating yourself up and more time embracing the preciousness of summer.
Have a listen. Share your thoughts:)Listen Now!
This week, I am super honored to be hosting Rebecca Scritchfield, a registered dietitian nutritionist and exercise physiologist on the show, for the second time. I adore this woman’s energy, philosophy, and fierce passion for helping rescue women from “diet prison”.
Rebecca appropriately refers to herself as the anti-diet dietitian. She is the author of Body Kindness, which I have gifted to MANY of my clients and she is just an all-around awesome human who is doing important work in the world in the realm of women’s health.
So if you are someone who is tired of buying into fad diets and are ready for an alternative path to wellness, sit back and enjoy this interview I did with Rebecca.Listen Now!
Sometimes I think we have come so far in the conversation of what it means to be a healthy woman, and other times it feels like we are having the same exact conversation we have always had using different words.
We have gone from:
Atkins to Ketogenic Diets
Aggressive cardio to aggressive strength training
Cosmopolitan Magazine to Instagram
“Skinny is sexy” to “Strong is the new sexy” (as my friend, Steph Gaudreau would say, “No! Strong is just strong.)
The platforms for these conversations may be new, but the underlying threads of the conversations are, sadly, the same:
-You MUST go to extreme measures to return to health.
-Health is a look.
Then there are women like, Rebecca Scritchfield, who are working hard to change the conversation and expand the definition of what it means to be a healthy woman.
“Most people mistakenly focus on their appearance as evidence of good health (or lack there of), but looks have very little to do with it. You can be healthy and have cellulite, thick thighs, junk in the trunk or virtually any body shape. Health is not just measured physically. Emotional health is an equal part of the equation. What people really mean when they say they want “ health and happiness” is they want to be WELL. The secret to being well is treating yourself well and establishing healthful habits you can feel good about.” – Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN
If you are ready to be a part of a different kind of conversation, make sure you check out this week’s episode of the Grace & Grit Podcast and share it with the women in you life who you feel could benefit from listening too!Listen Now!