140 episodes

It's Not About Food podcast is about learning how to love and accept the body you have, re-learn how to eat intuitively and to know how to take care of your emotions.

It's Not About Food Podcast with Laurelee Roark Laurelee Roark

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

It's Not About Food podcast is about learning how to love and accept the body you have, re-learn how to eat intuitively and to know how to take care of your emotions.

    Episode 130: Purpose with Singer, Actress, Writer, and Arts Educator Angelica Rowell

    Episode 130: Purpose with Singer, Actress, Writer, and Arts Educator Angelica Rowell

    Following our purpose leads us to the path that feeds our soul. We all possess unique gifts and we have the need to express these gifts. To find our calling is to find the path of our hearts, the way of life that makes us feel alive and glad to be here. Over time we may find many different paths, small and large. We find our calling by listening to our inner voice and doing what feels right and true to ourselves. 

    • 36 min
    Episode 129: Honoring with Author Guest Mindy Gorman-Plutzer

    Episode 129: Honoring with Author Guest Mindy Gorman-Plutzer

    Honoring means understanding we are sacred beings and our bodies are sacred. They are not objects to be sculpted and forced to meet cultural ideas. They are not a commodity to manipulate in order to measure our self-worth. By de-objectifying and creating reverence for our bodies, we become free to experience the wisdom, magnificence and magic of our bodies.

    • 24 min
    Episode 128: Feelings and Diet Thoughts with Special Guest Katy Byrne

    Episode 128: Feelings and Diet Thoughts with Special Guest Katy Byrne

    Diet thoughts are the kind of thoughts we’re having when we think we “should” only eat certain kinds or qualities of foods, count calories and carbs or fat grams, or other eating rules that are restrictive and based on losing weight. These thoughts are learned from our diet culture. Dieting is an obsession that allows us to focus on something very tangible and concrete, giving us the feeling that we are in control. When we understand that diet thoughts can sometimes be a response to underlying feelings, we can begin to use diet thoughts as a red flag to explore these feelings.

    • 42 min
    Episode 127: Body Wisdom with Special Guest Jen Powers

    Episode 127: Body Wisdom with Special Guest Jen Powers

    Body Wisdom is the inherent wisdom we each hold within our own bodies that tells us what we need physically, emotionally and spiritually. When we listen to the wisdom of our bodies, we intuitively know how to feed ourselves, satisfy our needs and accept our natural bodies. 

    • 36 min
    Episode 126: Expression with Special Guest McKenzie Cerri

    Episode 126: Expression with Special Guest McKenzie Cerri

    Expressing our feelings and ourselves is the only way to live our truth in our bodies, hearts and souls. Many times we have been taught that to express our feelings is harmful to others and ourselves, but if we learn how to express our feelings honestly and constructively it is beneficial to everyone. 

    • 38 min
    Episode 125: Spiral with Special Guest Tessa Gordon

    Episode 125: Spiral with Special Guest Tessa Gordon

    Recovery process is not linear, but rather like a spiral. As we begin our journey of recovery around the spiral, we will meet many layers of life experiences that trigger disordered eating and body hatred behaviors. Even though we are once again doing these behaviors, we are not at the same starting point in the spiral. As we take each experience and use it as a building block in our healing, we move ourselves along the spiral. When we are consciously working on our recovery, every experience teaches us, giving us more strength and wisdom. Eventually we develop more effective coping tools to deal with these life experiences and the disordered eating and body hatred behaviors are no longer necessary.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Xtraman ,

You don’t need a eating disorder to listen to this

Anyone can listen to this podcast.
It’s helpful for anyone.

Earthgrrl ,

Full ED Recovery is possible

Had it not been for Laurelee and her work I may not even be here to write this review.
I’m not crazy over food and my body size anymore. I am not engaging in an eating disorder. Dieting in my experience was disordered eating if not an eating disorder and I don’t do that anymore.
Not an easy process, especially in the diets for “ health” ie paleo, Keto etc. crazy world we live in that constantly taunts us as the ultimate way to eat and be healthy. For me and for many others doing this work is what is actually wholistically healthy. It is work that encompasses and enriches my entire being, spiritual, emotional, mental and physical.
I hope others take advantage of the wealth of wisdom and information about full recovery that Laurelee has to offer here in her podcasts. 💗

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