Hosted by Lauren Sheehey, Hungry for More is a space to explore the aches and pangs you are hardwired to ignore. Here, you can tap into your desires for connection, understanding, and truth; for honest conversations about honestly real, hard, beautiful topics. This podcast illuminates the paths and possibilities for a bigger, fuller, truer life.
When the world is urging you to keep something hidden, you have to take what’s heavy and run into the light. As someone who is deeply devoted to endlessly freeing herself, Lauren shines a light on what it means to live with, work through, and recover from an eating disorder. If you are navigating a “mind-field," relearning to trust your body, or just feeling that there’s so much more to this experience than what you're settling for, then you’re in the right place.
Join her, every Tuesday, as she interviews doctors, therapists, and real people in real process. Together, you will dive into mental health, physical wellness, spirituality, and riding the proverbial roller coaster of high’s and low’s with grace, vulnerability, and some laughter. You will learn how to satiate your hunger for more.
Receiving Life and Vitality with Kesten Jean
Kesten Jean is an Australian-based mindfulness advocate and wellness podcaster. She has a deep love for meditation, mindful living, and thought-provoking conversations. She faciliates these conversations on her own show, The Process Podcast, with the sole desire of inspiring others to embrace their vulnerability and welcome all parts of themselves into the picture.
Today's conversation with Kesten is no different. She weaves together lived experience and formal psychology education to shed a light on the practice of receiving.
We also talk about:
Kesten's experience with anxiety during childhood and adolescence How anxiety can be a signal for something in our external environment gone awry The roles of mindfulness, meditation, and IFS therapy in creating a sense of calm amidst emotional storms Nurturing relationships with our inner children to create a safe container for expression, playfulness, and spontaneity How the position of availability or unavailability influences our ability to receive The definition of receiving and how this can be applied to daily life Learning how to set boundaries, embrace vulnerability, and receive in relationship
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Breaking the Cycle of Perfectionism
In this episode of the podcast, Lauren is back for a solo conversation and deep dive into trauma, eating disorders, and perfectionism. She shares how her own history of experiencing various types of trauma led her into a vicious cycle of trying to prove her "good-enough-ness," as well as how she plans to permanently break out of her self-destructive behaviors and retire her old perfectionistic ways.
We also talk about:
Lauren's experiences with sexual assault and abuse One in four women is sexually assaulted, and 99% of women blame themselves Shame, blame, and judgment as the product of trauma and fuel for perfectionism Perfectionism as a self-destructive and addictive belief system Perfectionistic striving versus perfectionistic concerns The psychological risk factors, behaviors, and health outcomes associated with pathological perfectionism Eating disorders as mitigating factors and maintaining factors for perfectionism and PTSD Increased PTSD symptomatology in individuals with higher levels of perfectionism The function of control, or a perceived lack of control, in the development and progression of eating disorders, perfectionism, and PTSD Lauren's commitment to 30 days of abstinence from her exercise addiction and perfectionism
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The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
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Supporting the Support System
This week on the podcast, Lauren sits down with her husband, Joseph Sheehey, to offer a perspective that rarely gets the recognition it deserves. We hear from experts and from those in process, but not often do we hear from the special individuals making up a safe, solid support system.
We talk about:
What it is like for a partner to witness the deep healing of uncovering layers and unboxing the past How to navigate offering support and presence, without fixing or problem-solving Learning how to acknowledge when you have no control How to hold onto hope and a vision of the future Leaning into spirituality when there are no clear answers Crucial advice for the support system Why the support system needs and deserves just as much support, and where to get it Sponsors:
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Ditching Diet Culture and Finding Food Freedom
Deanna is a pioneer in the online space, creating a loyal community through her Instagram @DietitianDeanna and blog, dietitiandeanna.com where her audience trusts her with sound non-diet nutrition advice and inspiration. She is a speaker, writer, entrepreneur, body confidence activist, and food freedom coach who has taken her Instagram community along her compelling journey of disordered eating, body acceptance, personal & business growth.
Deanna has helped hundreds of women achieve a simpler relationship with food in her signature Food Freedom Breakthrough program and has also helped dozens of dietitians and nutrition professionals grow their online business in her Dietitian Entrepreneur Academy.
Deanna’s core philosophy encompasses an intuitive eating approach and she continues to help her audience overcome rules and stress around food. She is passionate about everything she does and continues to empower women, dietitians and end-consumers in all that she does.
In this episode, we talk about:
Her food philosophy as a non-diet dietitian What to do when media and society praise disordered food and exercise habits Fitspiration, wellness culture, orthorexia, and how to find balance in the gray area Overcoming diet culture and learning how to respond to individual body cues Reframing portion sizes and dropping plate comparison Navigating nutrition and body image during pregnancy Tips for cultivating food freedom and neutral body image
Change, Loss, and Chasing Fires
Lauren is back for another solo episode to discuss why the fear of loss can sometimes inhibit our motivation to change, as well as how we can overcome the urges to avoid pain and instead liberate our life's truest calling.
She also talks about:
Viewing eating disorders as anti-change agents and actuaries The functions of restriction, exercise, and rule-following What it means to commit to a good, beautiful, and true life Why it is inaccurate and oversimplified to label ED's as "control mechanisms" What to do when the pain of staying the same outweighs the pain of changing Viewing ED's as signals; not as sickness Cultivating understanding and awareness before kicking ED's out of the vehicle The influence of unprocessed trauma and why it's necessary to find the original fires instead of throwing away the smoke alarm
Uncovery, Unraveling, and Unboxing
In this episode, Lauren gets clear on the nuances of living with and without an eating disorder. She shares her thoughts on the word "recovery" and proposes a new, more fitting word in its place. So begins the Great Uncovery.
She also talks about:
Why there is no going back to before an eating disorder The need for internal and external integration What it really means when we say that eating disorders are not about the food How an eating disorder can be present even when behaviors are not Facing old demons versus new layers Looking at regressions as invitations for deeper love and healing Feeling safe in self-discovery Throwing away labels and identifiers on the path to wholeness
i’ve been following along with lauren for a few years now and truly, lauren knows just how to drop you into the Now, open your heart and hold the safest space. it’s incredibly beautiful how lauren strings together her words - words that speak to feelings, emotions and experiences that i’ve had in my life and have never been able to express in words.
Touches my soul
I just listened to the first episode of Hungry for More. I had goosebumps the entire time. Lauren, thank you for being so relatable and for talking directly to our souls. ❤️
Ep.41 w Geeta Novotny
I’ve listened twice and was completely enraptured by this episode. Geeta has quickly become one of the most cherished people in my life. Like you, Lauren, I also had a very powerful experience during Geeta’s soundbath in December, and the most astonishing part of it unveiled itself yesterday while I was listening to you speak about your experience.
It’s wonderful hearing about each of your backgrounds and I also loved hearing about the science and intricacies of how the quartz crystal bowls work with our bodies! Absolutely fascinating. Thank you all for this! Looking forward to checking out your other episodes.