This is a show about health, not weight loss. It’s time to redefine what it means to pursue health, where your well-being matters more than your weight. When you practice Body Kindness®, you create a more satisfying life by being good to yourself. Learn how self-compassion and acceptance help you cultivate a “caregiver” voice and quiet the “inner critic”. HAES Dietitian and Certified Exercise Physiologist Rebecca Scritchfield and her guests have interesting conversations about the cultural influences that keep you stuck in “diet prison” and how you can break free to create meaningful changes in your life. Instead of dieting, you’ll practice self-care, including better sleep, flexible eating patterns, having more fun, and moving in way that feels good, not punishing. Regular guest Bernie Salazar, a former Biggest Loser “winner” shares why he’s happier and healthier as a fat man.
Why We Need a Culture of Belonging for Collective Well-Being, with Dr. Lindo Bacon author of Radical Belonging
Dr. Lindo Bacon is fostering a global transformation to a more just world, where all bodies are valued, respected, and supported in compassionate self-care. We discuss their latest book, Radical Belonging, including Dr. Bacon’s painful experience not belonging to their assigned gender, how finding communities of belonging can be personally meaningful, how the forces of oppression create stress in your body, and why commitment to self-care helps you heal your well-being. Show notes bodykindnessbook.com/162
2020 Burnout: Saving Our Mental Health for the Greater Good
It’s been a year of testing so much for all of us. Bernie & I catch up on how we’re making it through parenting and trying to stay distant (and connected) during COVID, which is relentless. We also discuss the election stress, our self care plans, and why we need to “complete our stress cycles” — something we learned by reading the book Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski. Get a replay of some key advice from our chat with the authors originally aired in May 2019. More: bodykindnessbook.com/161
Rage Becomes Her: Why Self-Care Won’t Save Us with Soraya Chemaly
What good is a Body Kindness “self-care” practice if it doesn’t evolve to include long-term, collective well-being? My guest Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her (an excellent book about the power of female anger) shares the historical context of gender roles and intersectional feminism to provide convincing reasons why self-care rituals fall short of any real solutions while remaining vitally important for us to do. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/160 forshow notes.
Bodies on the Ballot with Jaclyn Friedman, author and activist
What does your body liberation have to do with voting this year? Everything. Everything is on the line this election, up and down the ballot. Jaclyn Friedman author of Unscrewed helps me link body kindness to climate change, economic justice, healthcare, and more. Don’t settle for fauxpowerment. In this lively episode chat, Jaclyn shares many ways anyone can get fired up to vote or help others get fired up... with joy and connection. Get her 3-step plan for this election season at bodykindnessbook.com/159
Creating Communities Where You Belong with Dr. Joy Cox author of Fat Women in Black Bodies and Co-founder of Jabbie app
If you can’t find a community where you belong, make one. That’s what my guest Dr Joy Cox is doing with her latest book, podcast, and new app Jabbie. Everything Joy does centers inclusivity and fat Black excellence. Joy is a funny person and her work is dead serious backed up with facts and stats that will make you recoil. If you believe everyone deserves to belong, this episode is for you. Visit bodykindnessbook.com/158 for links & show notes.
Becoming an Embodied Anti-Racist for Collective Trauma Healing with Francesca Marguerite Maximé
Historical and racialized trauma significantly impacts the ways in which we engage in “connection” in practicing Body Kindness. Explore how trauma moves through generations and our bodies & how embodying anti-racism helps achieve collective wellbeing. Francesca Marguerite Maximé is a Haitian-Dominican Italian-American therapist, mindfulness meditation teacher & award-winning poet & author based in Brooklyn, NY. Free resources + chance to win a session with Francesca in show notes bodykindnessbook.com
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I listened to the 2nd part of this episode when that part 1st aired in may 2019. It’s even more relevant right now. Worth listening to again. Love this podcast host and all she fights for in her work
Body Kindness is an outstanding podcast hosted by the very talented Rebecca Scritchfield. I highly recommend this podcast for Registered Dietitians, Health Care Providers and anyone who wants to get the latest information on the non diet approach to life, positive body image, wellness and practicing the art of taking care of your best self!
Emma Fogt MBA MS RDN FAND
This feel good podcast is a must listen!
I love how feel good and authentic Rebecca is on her show. I especially loved the soundbite of her breaking scales on the "How to Cope with Your Emotions" episode, made me laugh so hard! Rebecca's podcast makes me feel like I'm hanging out with a really knowledgable friend.