33 episodes

Imagine your eating disorder only taking up 30% of your headspace. Imagine it taking up none. Life can get better. You can feel better. Hope and inspiration brought to you weekly by powerful recovery speakers. When Kristen got out of eating disorder residential treatment for the last time, she noticed a major gap in her care: among her treatment team there was no one saying, “I’ve been there. I get it. My life without my eating disorder is so full. Let me help you get there too.” As an eating disorder recovery coach, Kristen hopes to fill that gap. The Eating Disorder Recovery Speakers podcast is a platform for people to share their stories of eating disorder recovery.

Eating Disorder Recovery Speakers Kristen Brunello, Recovery Coach

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Imagine your eating disorder only taking up 30% of your headspace. Imagine it taking up none. Life can get better. You can feel better. Hope and inspiration brought to you weekly by powerful recovery speakers. When Kristen got out of eating disorder residential treatment for the last time, she noticed a major gap in her care: among her treatment team there was no one saying, “I’ve been there. I get it. My life without my eating disorder is so full. Let me help you get there too.” As an eating disorder recovery coach, Kristen hopes to fill that gap. The Eating Disorder Recovery Speakers podcast is a platform for people to share their stories of eating disorder recovery.

    Bonus Episode: You, Me, Empathy Podcast Interview

    Bonus Episode: You, Me, Empathy Podcast Interview

    Non Wels & Kristen Brunello explore the importance of community in recovery, giving ourselves permission to take moments of peace, and how Kristen became an eating disorder recovery coach.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Bonus Episode: Everyday Woo Woo Podcast Interview

    Bonus Episode: Everyday Woo Woo Podcast Interview

    Kristen Brunello is the Founder of Always a Being, which provides affordable eating disorder recovery coaching, and the creator and host of the Eating Disorder Recovery Speakers podcast. Kristen struggled with an eating disorder from the ages of 12 –24 and hopes to make the philosophy, tools and inspiration that helped her recover accessible to those still suffering. Her passions include yoga, cats, friendships, tacos, New Jersey, and equality.

    We were so excited to dive in and learn from Kristen! We end up discussing…

    • Kristen’s story and her 12 year battle with an eating disorder
    • Her work as a Recovery Coach and what she is up to now
    • Opening up about mental health, addiction and eating disorders
    • Is it possible to fully recover?
    • Addiction vs. eating disorders
    • Finding meaning and purpose
    • Ayurveda, balance & recovery
    • The underlying struggle with control and stuffing down feelings
    • How to help loved ones with eating disorders
    • Resources & recommendations

    How to find Kristen:
    • Kristen’s Website: www.alwaysabeing.com
    • Kristen’s Podcast: Eating Disorder Recovery Speakers Podcast
    • Kristen’s Instagram: @always_a_being
    • Kristen’s 8 day recovery course: Accept Recovery

    Eating Disorder Resources & Recommendations from Kristen:
    • https://www.meetup.com/
    • Coby Kozlowski: www.cobyk.com
    • Carolyn Costin: www.carolyn-costin.com
    • Recovered Living: www.recoveredliving.com
    • “Your Dieting Daughter” by Carolyn Costin
    • “The 8 Keys to Recovery with Eating Disorders” by Carolyn Costin
    • “Eating in the Light of the Moon” by Dr. Anita Johnston
    • “Solemate” by Lauren Mackler
    • “Women Who Run With The Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
    • Food Psych Podcast

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Erin(convo) - Kicking the Scale: A Journey to Recovery

    Erin(convo) - Kicking the Scale: A Journey to Recovery

    “I wanted to do what I needed to do so that I could be myself again. I wanted people to laugh with me. I wanted to play soccer and enjoy it and not hate being out there and struggle to get through it. So my motivation for getting back to a healthy state was to be who I was before, but even better. With those goals in mind, that really helped inspire me to take chances and to take risks.” – Erin

    In my conversation with Erin, she and I talk about friendships in eating disorder recovery, eating disorders in college athletes, raising a child with food allergies, recovery tips and goals, and more.

    Full List of Conversation Topics:
    - The light & shadow sides of personality traits
    - When friends tell someone about your ED for the sake of your health
    - Advice for people who are concerned about their friend with an ED
    - College athletes and EDs
    - Raising a child with food allergies
    - Using incentives & consequences as ways to recovery
    - Rock bottoms
    - Recovery tips & goals
    - Advice for school administrators to handle athletes with ED

    Resource
    - Erin's Blog: http://kickthescale.com
    - Austin's Allergies: http://www.austinsallergies.com
    - Accept Recovery: www.alwaysabeing.com/ecourse

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Erin(story) - Kicking the Scale: A Journey to Recovery

    Erin(story) - Kicking the Scale: A Journey to Recovery

    “I wanted to do what I needed to do so that I could be myself again. I wanted people to laugh with me. I wanted to play soccer and enjoy it and not hate being out there and struggle to get through it. So my motivation for getting back to a healthy state was to be who I was before, but even better. With those goals in mind, that really helped inspire me to take chances and to take risks.” – Erin

    Erin struggled with an eating disorder as a star soccer player at Michigan State University. Eventually becoming a successful soccer coach, she has a unique perspective on eating disorders in college athletes. A mother of 3, Erin is also the author of the recently released children’s book “Austin’s Allergies” based on the true story of her son Austin who has severe food allergies. In her story, Erin talks about all of these things, as well as shedding some light on how to work your recovery even when there are very real food limitations involved.

    Resources:
    - Erin's Blog: http://kickthescale.com
    - Austin's Allergies: http://www.austinsallergies.com

    • 33 min
    Amy(convo) - Finding Joy After Her Struggle With an Eating Disorder

    Amy(convo) - Finding Joy After Her Struggle With an Eating Disorder

    “On April 4, 2016, I became weight restored. I’ve worked NY Fashion Weeks, graduated from an amazing university with honors, and started my own personal styling business at 23, but nothing in life am I prouder of than becoming weight restored. What I feared the most is eventually what saved me” – Amy

    In my conversation with Amy, she and I talk more about her religion and faith in God as a tool that helped her recover, social media in recovery, weight gain post weight restoration, when weight changes with age, southern smash, and more.

    Full List of Conversation Topics:
    - Depression, suicide, & self-harm
    - Relapse
    - Religion & God
    - Social Media in recovery
    - The scale in recovery
    - Southern Smash - Scale Smashing
    - Weight gain post weight restoration
    - When weight changes with age
    - Stories of hope

    Resources:
    - Oliver-Pyatt Centers: www.oliverpyattcenters.com
    - Oliver-Pyatt on Instagram: @oliverpyatt
    - Center for Discovery: www.centerfordiscovery.com
    - Joy’D Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/JOYdestination
    - Joy'D on Instagram: @joyoveryourdestination
    - Southern Smash: www.southernsmash.org
    - McCall Dempsey: http://mccalldempsey.com
    - McCall Dempsey on Instagram: @mccalldempsey
    - Accept recovery: www.alwaysabeing.com/ecourse

    • 52 min
    Amy(story) - Finding Joy After Her Struggle with an Eating Disorder

    Amy(story) - Finding Joy After Her Struggle with an Eating Disorder

    “On April 4, 2016, I became weight restored. I’ve worked NY Fashion Weeks, graduated from an amazing university with honors, and started my own personal styling business at 23, but nothing in life am I prouder of than becoming weight restored. What I feared the most is eventually what saved me” – Amy

    Amy is the founder of the Joy’d initiative which sends gifts to people in treatment. She is also in grad school to become a therapist. Her story is a raw one about her experiences with an eating disorder and major depression. She tells of her many relapses, her struggle with self-harm, moments in her life when she had no desire to get better, the power that her scale had over her, and what it felt like to gain weight past her “weight restoration” goal. However Amy’s story is one of hope; she talks about how worth it all of the struggles were because of how amazing her life is now, and how her faith and religion helped her recover.

    Resources:
    - Oliver-Pyatt Centers: www.oliverpyattcenters.com
    - Oliver-Pyatt on Instagram: @oliverpyatt
    - Center for Discovery: www.centerfordiscovery.com
    - Joy’D - Joy Over Your Destination Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/JOYdestination
    - Joy’D on Instagram: @joyoveryourdestination
    - Southern Smash: www.southernsmash.org

    • 41 min

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