In this episode, Deanna sits down with Lauren Sheehey, a writer, a creative, and most recently, a mother. She has worked with countless women as a Lifestyle Development Coach, Embodiment Teacher, and Yoga and Meditation Guide; but her primary passion is putting pen to paper. Over the years, this has taken on a multitude of forms, from professional copywriting for prominent wellness brands to preliminary book editing. Now, between diaper changes and endless loads of laundry as a full-time mom, she continues to write copy for wholistic companies, share stories on her online blog, and host a podcast. Regardless of which hat she's wearing, she believes in creating safe places for honest, vulnerable conversations with the hope that other women will feel empowered to embrace their most natural, authentic, and sometimes messy selves in every season of life.
How 2021 has been so far for Lauren, her journey with motherhood, and building a business (2:02) As a former body builder, Lauren shares how her relationship with food and her body healed as she grew through different experiences. (4:38) Lauren shares her best tip to help relinquish control over your body and how to help with the recovery process and your relationship with food. She discusses how she framed her recovery through the lens of “do I feel safe?”, “can I trust my body?”, “can I trust my body to digest this food, and do I feel safe to eat?” (10:57) How to ensure you do not take working out and exercising as an extreme coping mechanism for your mental and emotional well being. Lauren shares her experience with over exercising and why it was a response to the trauma in her life. (13:27) Lauren gets candid and shares some stories about her own trauma and how she dealt with the aftermath of dealing with complex PTSD. (20:49) Despite dealing with an enormous amount of trauma, Lauren has come to a place of courage, growth, and healing. She shares what first steps she took towards her recovery. (34:36) Another key piece of advice is addressing the idea of shame when we deal with trauma and eating disorders. Remember that it's safe to be in your body and it's safe to trust yourself (41:38) Connect with Lauren:
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