The Free Life Podcast

Traveling To See Family

Today we are going to be talking about traveling to see your family. I know for me its hard to travel away from the comfort of your home. It can be very stressful especially around this time of year. Learn how to take a deep breath and really think about what is going...

Holiday Party Overwhelm

One of the big things that come up over the holiday season is parties. There can be a lot of overwhelm especially when it comes to food and body image. I really encourage you to shift your mindset and have a positive approach going into this holiday season.  Show...

Food Is Everywhere

Food is everywhere. Especially during the holiday season, it seems like everywhere you look food is available. Shifting the way you look at the availability of food can make a big difference when it comes to overcoming overeating. This time of year especially, start...

What To Do With A Craving

There is only so much you can do over the holidays. There are going to be times where cravings and urges come up. There are things that you can do to change the holidays to make them better, but there are also those moments that come up and your body and mind revert...

Holiday Manifesto

A manifesto is a belief system to bring you back when you are overwhelmed. Everyone has different value systems and different things that are important to them. You have to decide what the most important thing is to you. Creating a holiday manifesto can provide you...

Holiday Mindset

The holidays can be a stressful time for many of us. That's why working on your holiday mindset ahead of time can make such a difference. It's important to start creating a mindset now that you want to have going into the holiday season, and have a plan in place for...

Behind the Scenes of Within Book Launch

In this episode, I'm so excited to bring you behind the scenes of the launch of my new book, Within: Making Peace With Food and Body Image to Create a Healthy Family and Home. This book was a vision of mine for many, many years, and bringing it to life has been a...

Creating a Family Manifesto

I'm excited to share a concept with you from a chapter in my new book, Within: Making Peace with Food and Body to Create a Happy, Healthy Home. It's the concept of creating a Family Manifesto. Often I talk to moms who are concerned with raising their kids with a...

Feeling Full

This is the third and final episode in the miniseries we've been going over the past few weeks. The prior two episodes were "Timed Meals" and "Types of Hunger", so be sure to check those out too, if you missed them. This episode of the miniseries is all about feeling...

Types of Hunger

In this episode we will talk about the types of hunger. It's a follow up from the last episode about timed meals. I'd recommend listening to that episode first, and come back to this after. Some people just need to understand the types of hunger, and in this episode...

Timed Meals

This episode is all about timed meals to help you reconnect with your body. Timed meals are not for everyone, but in this episode, I'll share the ins and outs of timed meals to help you discover if it's a strategy that's right for you when it comes to your...

The Power of Language

I'm so excited to talk about the power of language! Language plays such a huge role in how we see ourselves, how we relate to our bodies, and how we think about what's possible not just in terms of our relationship with food, but also in what we believe we're capable...

Tips for Daily Practice of Mindful Eating

I'm excited today to be talking about mindful eating. Mindfulness, in general, is one of the top things I get asked about. In this episode, I'm sharing my top tips and strategies for making mindful eating part of your daily routine. If you struggle with emotional...

Go All In to Let Diets Go

If you're exhausted from years of up-and-down dieting, it probably time for you to go "all in" to let diets go. In this episode, I'm sharing all about intuitive eating—how to listen to your internal queues about hunger and fullness to know how much to eat—so you never...

Body Talks with our Kids

Wondering how to bring up the subject of body image with your kids and family in a way that feels natural? In this episode, you'll learn practical ways to bring the "body talk" into conversations with your kids, because as parents we have the responsibility to...

Food Neutral Home

This episode is specifically for the Moms out there—moms who've struggled with chronic dieting or yo-yo dieting who're now raising little ones. You want them to have a healthy relationship with food. You don't want to pass down your struggle, or maybe you're simply a...

Be a Dessert Snob

This episode is one of my favorite topics: being a "dessert snob"! The little things that you do in your life with food are going to empower you in so many other areas, and being a dessert snob is all about reminding yourself what you love, what is amazing to you, and...

Pleasure is Sexy

Pleasure! It's sexy and it's also necessary. This is actually such an important discussion in a diet-driven world that's rooted in doing things out of hatred of our bodies. We're exhausting our willpower on a diet-centric mindest that doesn't make us happy, and it's...

Uncover The Past First

Maybe you've heard it before: "uncover your past". Diving deep into past experiences can feel tough, but if you're looking to heal your relationship with food and your body, it's so important to identify the beliefs that you've been holding on to so that you can...

Within

"It is too late for me, save her." I heard this line over and over again from mothers as they dropped their daughters off at the eating disorder clinic where I used to work, and it was heartbreaking. But here's the thing—it doesn't have to be that way. Which is why...