If you're tired of cliches and ready to get real about overcoming your body image and comparison issues, Compared to Who? is the show for you. Get practical, grace-filled, gospel-centered truth presented in a laugh out loud funny and relatable way. Author, speaker, and body image coach Heather Creekmore will encourage and motivate you with ways to live a life free of comparison, body image issues, and insecurity. Stop comparing and start living.
Find out more about Heather Creekmore and the ministry of Compared to Who? at www.comparedtowho.me.
Podcast: Watching the Olympics, Body Image, & True Beauty
Watching or planning to watch the Olympics this summer? Ever notice that the bodies of the elite athletes may not look like the bodies on the magazine covers? What does watching the Olympics teach us about our body image struggles? We say we desire health...but these women are some of the healthiest in the world--and yet not all of their bodies are "enviable" according to magazine model standards. Whether or not you are a sports fan, this episode can encourage your heart as we talk about the real struggle behind our body image issues and how to defeat the body image idol.
Read the Olympics post referenced in this episode here: https://comparedtowho.me/olympics-help-struggle-with-body-image/
Connect with Compared to Who? and take the Body Image Awareness Quiz here: https://www.comparedtowho.me
Summer Replay: Dana White on Clutter and Body Image
Last year I did an awesome show with Dana White from "A Slob Comes Clean" about the similarities between body image and house clutter! The show has been a huge hit on You Tube where it's had thousands of views and hundreds of comments... but the audio version didn't get as many listens. So, I thought I'd edit it a little more and give you a second chance, this summer, to check out this amazing interview. Dana and I talk about why it's so hard to clean out our closets, why simple habits make the biggest difference (in body image and home decluttering) and how we're always looking for the magic fix... but doing the work, step by step, is what really works. I hope you enjoy this great insightful and informative discussion!
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Learn more about Dana here: Podcast: Body Image, Comparison and Clutter at Home? An Interview with Organizer Dana White, A Slob Comes Clean
Podcast: The All or Nothing Mentality featuring Shawna Scafe
Do you have an "all or nothing" mentality? Today's guest, Shawna Scafe and I will talk about this common struggle to think about life and all the things in a black and white or give 100% or 0% type of way! We talk about this mentality as it relates to habits like exercise and reading the Bible and as it relates to food. We also talk about how small habits change lives, where this kind of thinking comes from, and why our brains fall into these patterns of thinking and can't break out! If your inner critic is loud and you feel like you have to perform for value--this episode is for you too. You're going to love this conversation.
Connect with Shawna: https://simpleonpurpose.ca
Connect with Compared to Who? and take the free body image quiz: https://www.comparedtowho.me
Other episodes mentioned during this show: Hush the Hustle
Or watch on You Tube here: https://youtu.be/43TjtlR_fdA
Podcast: Body Image--Separating Facts from Fiction of Culture
Do you battle body image? In today's show I talk about my own journey to figure out what the heart--the root of the problem was--behind my body image struggles. I share about the gas powered curling iron I used to carry with me everywhere (true story). Today I share with you THREE truths of body image issues that may not match the fiction we're told by culture about how and what causes body image issues. The first big lie: Freedom doesn't come when we get the body we've always dreamt of. The secret to freedom from your body image issues start with understanding that body image issues don't have anything to do with our physical bodies. We'll explore other facts and fiction like this, so tune in and make sure you know the truth about body image issues!
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Podcast: What Does Modesty Really Mean?
What if modesty isn't about the length of our shorts or the amount of exposed skin? Could modesty be more than that? Could it be about something going on in our hearts? Even the most popular scripture passage used to encourage us to dress modestly is likely more about wearing name brands and flaunting wealth than wearing tight clothes. In today's episode, I tackle the tricky issue of modesty. I'll use lots of scripture and examples--whether you grew up measuring your skirt length or have never thought about the concept of modesty in your life--there's something in this episode for you! We'll talk about humility, honoring God, and honoring others. I'll tell my biggest mistakes in the arena of modesty and what I've learned about how to trust the Holy Spirit in this arena.
Some of the scripture referenced today:
Psalm 18:27, 1 Peter 3: 3&4, 1 Timothy 2: 9-10, Romans 12:26, Philippians 2:3-4, Romans 12:10, Titus 3:2, Galatians 5:13.
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Body Image Wisdom for Christian Men
Men struggle with body image too. And, if you're a woman battling body image who lives with a man battling body image--finding your freedom can be even more challenging. Today I talk to author Sean Coons about how to best help the men in your life (and boys too) who may be struggling with how their bodies look. But, don't think there's nothing valuable for you women in this one... We can learn a lot from each other on these issues!
Plus: Today we launch brand new section of the Compared to Who? website designed ESPECIALLY for men! Do you have a question you'd like to see Sean tackle on the new section of the blog for the man (or boy) in your life? Send it here.
Sean Coons is an author, screenwriter, musician, and educator living with his wife and son in Redondo Beach, California. Sean is the author of Body: or, How Hope Confronts Her Shadow and Calls the Flutter Girl to Flight, a Christian fiction comedy exploring body image and intuitive eating. Sean’s second novel, Firefly: Let There Be Light, is a middle-grade epic slated for publication by Black Rose Writing on October 21, 2021.
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Can’t get enough!
Heather’s life lessons on comparison are something I needed desperately! I started listening while on vacation, and ended up binging on episodes while I languished at the beach. Not kidding, thanks to Heather’s Godly messages, I am now wearing shorts, short sleeve shirts and knee length skirts and at age 67, I am more comfortable than ever in my skin. Becky McGeorge
Like a friendly next-door neighbor!
Heather Creekmore is one of those people that you’d love to have as your next-door neighbor; someone you trust, can rely on, who is loyal, and always has a good word to say in the neighborhood. I love her podcast because she is so “real“. She has interesting guests and inspiring conversation, and I appreciate being able to listen to Compared To Who? while I’m going about my day. Thank you, Heather, for being someone who provides truth in the insanity of this world of crazy diet culture, media lies, and just the regular everyday madness that is the world today.
Such an Encouraging Podcast!
I love Heather’s honest and transparency when it comes to body image. Her encouragement and practical tips are changing women’s lives — mine included! She is helping women find freedom from the messages of culture around body image and that number on the scale. Thank you, Heather!