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Hello and welcome to the 1% Better podcast. I'm your host Heather, a podcast about how my pain will have a purpose, where I talk openly and honestly about having an eating disorder as an adult, my crazy life, my mental health, and how I almost lost it all. To entering eating disorder recovery under the brush, gaining my health and my life back, and slowly becoming 1% better.

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Hello and welcome to the 1% Better podcast. I'm your host Heather, a podcast about how my pain will have a purpose, where I talk openly and honestly about having an eating disorder as an adult, my crazy life, my mental health, and how I almost lost it all. To entering eating disorder recovery under the brush, gaining my health and my life back, and slowly becoming 1% better.

    From Victim to Advocate: Tee's Inspiring Journey of Empowerment and Resilience S1 E53

    From Victim to Advocate: Tee's Inspiring Journey of Empowerment and Resilience S1 E53

    In this episode, Tee shares her experience of growing up in domestic violence and the aftermath of abuse. She discusses the challenges of living in a constant state of fear and hypervigilance, as well as the impact it had on her mental health. Tee also talks about the importance of seeking help and finding validation for her trauma. She emphasizes the need to break the cycle of abuse and learn to love and accept oneself. Through her journey, Tee has gained insight and understanding into her own story and hopes to inspire others to do the same. In this part of the conversation, Heather and TheAfterMath discuss struggles with accepting compliments and gifts, the journey to finding self-worth, using fashion as a mask, breaking the cycle of abuse with children, building a community and speaking out, connecting to the pain of others, teleporting into the stories of others, the power of sharing personal stories, the cycle of abuse continuing, different perspectives and memories, and navigating family relationships. In this conversation, TheAfterMath and Heather discuss the challenges of dealing with family reactions to abuse and trauma. They explore the impact of trauma on relationships and the importance of sharing stories to create understanding and support. They also discuss the struggle of reconciling the fairy tale dream with the reality of abuse and the difficulties that arise during family gatherings. The conversation highlights the power of validation and the creation of a supportive community through social media. TheAfterMath shares her future plans to continue sharing her story and creating a platform for others to connect and heal.





    Takeaways



    Growing up in domestic violence can have long-lasting effects on mental health and well-being.

    Living in a constant state of fear and hypervigilance can lead to anxiety and irrational fears.

    Seeking help and finding validation for one's trauma is crucial for healing and breaking the cycle of abuse.

    Acceptance and self-validation are key in learning to love oneself and navigate triggers. Dealing with family reactions to abuse and trauma can be challenging, but it's important to remember that everyone has their own journey and perspective.

    Trauma can have a significant impact on relationships, causing individuals to feel isolated and disconnected from their loved ones.

    Sharing personal stories of abuse and trauma can create understanding and support, helping others to feel less alone.

    The aftermath of abuse can create a sense of longing for a fairy tale dream, but it's important to accept the reality and find healing in the present.

    Family gatherings can be difficult for survivors of abuse, as triggers and individual trauma can create tension and conflict.

    Creating a supportive community through social media can provide validation and healing for survivors of abuse and trauma.

    Flipping negativity and focusing on positive aspects can help survivors find strength and move forward in their healing journey.





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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Finding Strength Within: Alicia Johnson-Niles Opens up About the Impact of her Father's Death S1 E52

    Finding Strength Within: Alicia Johnson-Niles Opens up About the Impact of her Father's Death S1 E52

    In this episode, Alicia Johnson-Niles shares her personal journey of healing and self-discovery after the murder of her father when she was just two years old. She discusses the impact of her father's death on her life and the challenges she faced in understanding and processing her grief. Alicia also opens up about her struggles with food, body image, and self-esteem, and how these issues were intertwined with her experiences of loss and trauma. She shares her ongoing journey towards finding balance and healing in her relationship with food and her body. Finally, Alicia reflects on the challenges of adjusting to a new life in the South and the cultural differences she encountered. In this part of the conversation, Heather and Allicia discuss various themes, including Heather's obsession with the South, their experiences with Babyland General, meeting their husbands through online dating, finding faith and turning to God, embracing imperfection and sharing stories, the pressure of perfection in social media, and the healing power of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). In this conversation, Alicia Johnson Niles shares her journey of reconnecting with her father, who was killed when she was a baby. She discusses her visit to her father's grave at Arlington National Cemetery and the spiritual experience she had there. Alicia also talks about her involvement with TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) and the importance of finding support and community. She emphasizes the power of validation and understanding in the healing process and encourages listeners to find their tribe. Alicia also discusses the journey of self-love and the destructive nature of comparison and perfectionism.



    Takeaways



    Childhood trauma can have long-lasting effects on a person's self-perception and relationships.

    Grief and loss can manifest in various ways, including struggles with food and body image.

    Finding a healthy balance in our relationship with food and our bodies is an ongoing journey.

    Adjusting to new environments and cultural differences can present additional challenges in healing and self-discovery. Reconnecting with lost loved ones can bring healing and a sense of closure.

    Finding a supportive community is crucial in the healing process.

    Validation and understanding from others who have experienced similar losses can be incredibly powerful.

    Learning to love and accept oneself is a lifelong journey, and it's important to embrace imperfections and deserve happiness.





    Allicia Johnson Niles is an author and speaker with a profound message of hope.

    From childhood, her entire life was affected by her father’s murder while he was serving in the U. S. Navy. Deep-rooted grief and curiosity caused her to seek the truth behind the conspiracies aboard the USS Richard S Edwards and her father’s death. Suddenly she felt an intense connection with her father on almost a daily basis.



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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Conquering Emotional Eating: Laura Talosi's Transformative Approach to Weight Loss S1 E51

    Conquering Emotional Eating: Laura Talosi's Transformative Approach to Weight Loss S1 E51

    In this conversation, registered dietitian Laura Talosi discusses her approach to nutrition and weight loss. She emphasizes the importance of addressing emotional eating and building a healthy relationship with food. Laura also highlights the significance of self-love and confidence in making nourishing choices. She provides insights on dealing with bloating and offers techniques for feeling balanced and practicing gratitude. Finally, Laura encourages individuals to change their perceptions and let go of attachments in order to live a more fulfilling and authentic life. In this conversation, Laura Tolosi, a dietitian, discusses the journey of self-improvement and the importance of giving oneself grace and overcoming guilt and shame. She emphasizes the need to measure success beyond weight and to observe self-talk and triggers. Laura also addresses the challenges of navigating misinformation on social media and the desire for instant gratification. She highlights the importance of listening to one's body and making intuitive food choices, as well as addressing inflammatory foods and individual food preferences. Laura emphasizes the need to support emotional well-being and overcome addictions. She also discusses the importance of developing cooking skills and building confidence, exploring different foods, and overcoming the fear of trying new things. Finally, she advocates for ending dieting and building a positive body image.



    Takeaways



    Addressing emotional eating is crucial for developing a healthy relationship with food.

    Building self-love and confidence is essential in making nourishing choices.

    Practicing gratitude can help shift perspectives and promote a balanced mindset.

    Letting go of attachments and expectations can lead to a more fulfilling and authentic life. The journey of self-improvement involves continuous learning and up-leveling.

    Giving oneself grace and overcoming guilt and shame is freeing and contagious.

    Success should be measured beyond weight, focusing on other measures of well-being.

    Observing self-talk and triggers can help in understanding and managing emotions.

    Navigating misinformation on social media requires critical thinking and discernment.

    Instant gratification can hinder long-term progress and sustainable change.

    Listening to one's body and making intuitive food choices is important for overall well-being.

    Addressing inflammatory foods and individual food preferences can support health goals.

    Supporting emotional well-being and overcoming addictions are crucial for sustainable change.

    Developing cooking skills and building confidence in the kitchen is empowering.

    Exploring different foods and overcoming fear of trying new things can expand culinary horizons.

    Learning from mistakes and embracing feedback is essential for growth and progress.

    Ending dieting and building a positive body image is a holistic approach to well-being.





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    • 54 min
    Breaking Free from Toxic Mindsets: A Conversation with Weight-Neutral Fitness Coach Laurine Kulczycky S1 E50

    Breaking Free from Toxic Mindsets: A Conversation with Weight-Neutral Fitness Coach Laurine Kulczycky S1 E50

    Laurine Kulczycky shares her journey from being a bodybuilder to becoming a weight-neutral fitness and intuitive eating coach. She discusses the toxic mindset and behaviors that she experienced in the bodybuilding world, including restrictive eating, excessive exercise, and body checking. After reaching a breaking point, Laurine embarked on a journey of self-reflection and research, gradually transitioning to a weight-neutral approach to health and wellness. She emphasizes the importance of relearning hunger and fullness cues and rebuilding a healthy relationship with food and exercise. Despite facing challenges and losing followers and clients, Laurine is committed to helping women heal their relationship with their bodies and achieve wellness without obsession. In this part of the conversation, Laurine and Heather discuss the emotional challenges of recovery, taking steps to address binge eating, rebuilding trust with your body, changing exercise habits, listening to your body's energy levels, reframing negative thoughts, dealing with body image, maintaining resilience, the importance of community and support, body autonomy, and the use of mirror and picture work for body image. In this conversation, Laurine Kulczycky discusses the importance of mirror work and picture work in healing body image issues. She explains that these practices involve getting used to your physical appearance and matching it with the internal image you have of yourself. Laurine emphasizes the need for consistency and routine in mirror work, suggesting that it should be done daily to maintain a positive body image. She also highlights the importance of recognizing negative thoughts and reframing them to promote self-acceptance. Additionally, Laurine provides insights on participating in holiday meals without feeling guilty and encourages individuals to find their community and guides in the recovery process.





    Takeaways



    The bodybuilding world can perpetuate a toxic mindset and behaviors, including restrictive eating, excessive exercise, and body checking.

    Transitioning to a weight-neutral approach to health and wellness requires relearning hunger and fullness cues and rebuilding a healthy relationship with food and exercise.

    Leaving behind the bodybuilding world may result in losing followers and clients, but it allows for personal growth and the opportunity to help others heal their relationship with their bodies.

    Self-reflection, research, and gradual changes are key to transitioning to a weight-neutral approach and embracing intuitive eating. Recovery from disordered eating and body image issues can be emotionally challenging, but it is important to take steps to address binge eating and rebuild trust with your body.

    Changing exercise habits and allowing variety in movement can help create a healthier relationship with exercise and rest.

    Reframing negative thoughts and redirecting them can help in regaining control and maintaining a positive mindset.

    Building a supportive community and seeking support from others who understand your journey can be beneficial in the recovery process.

    Body autonomy is important, and individuals have the right to make their own choices regarding their bodies.

    Mirror and picture work can help challenge distorted body image perceptions and promote self-acceptance. Mirror work and picture work are essential in healing body image issues and promoting self-acceptance.

    Consistency and routine are key in mirror work to maintain a positive body image.

    Recognizing negative thoughts and reframing them can help in redirecting self-critical thinking.

    Participating in holiday meals without guilt can be achieved by adopting an abundance mindset around food.

    Finding a supportive community and guides is crucial in the recovery process.



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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Strategies for Managing Stress and Anxiety: Expert Tips from Dr. Michelle Maidenberg S1 E49

    Strategies for Managing Stress and Anxiety: Expert Tips from Dr. Michelle Maidenberg S1 E49

    Dr. Michelle Maidenberg discusses the impact of stress and anxiety on mental health and provides strategies for managing them. She emphasizes the importance of understanding the physiological and psychological effects of stress on the mind and body. Dr. Maidenberg highlights the need to notice and accept discomfort, using the metaphor of quicksand to illustrate the importance of relaxation. She also addresses the role of genetics and upbringing in developing healthy coping mechanisms and self-confidence. Additionally, she discusses the influence of social media on mental health and the surge in anxiety among young adults. Dr. Maidenberg emphasizes the importance of social-emotional learning and taking responsibility for our own mental health.



    Takeaways



    Understanding the physiological and psychological effects of stress is crucial for managing anxiety and improving mental health.

    Noticing and accepting discomfort is the first step towards managing stress and anxiety.

    Developing healthy coping mechanisms and self-confidence requires understanding the impact of genetics and upbringing.

    Social media can have both positive and negative effects on mental health, and it is important to be mindful of the information consumed.

    Addressing adverse childhood experiences and promoting social-emotional learning are essential for improving mental health outcomes.



    I have over 30 years of clinical experience and have had the honor of helping countless individuals to transform their personal and professional lives. I uncover the core of emotional avoidance and anxiety that gets in the way of individuals living their best life and the life they want.



    I teach my ACE Method predicated in Acceptance, Compassion and Empowerment. These mindfulness-based methodologies assist people to get unstuck. Individuals who face personal blocks and limiting beliefs reconnect with themselves and unleash their hidden potential.



    http://www.michellemaidenberg.com/

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    • 38 min
    Trusting Oneself: Chef Kimberly's Perspective on Overcoming Obstacles S1 E48

    Trusting Oneself: Chef Kimberly's Perspective on Overcoming Obstacles S1 E48

    In this conversation, Kimberly Geason, a feminine embodiment coach and former chef, shares her journey of recovery from an eating disorder and finding self-love. She discusses the intersection of her career as a chef and her struggles with food, as well as the role of self-compassion in her healing process. Kimberly emphasizes the importance of trusting oneself and listening to the body's needs. She also explains her coaching approach, which focuses on exploring the wisdom and emotions held in the body. The conversation highlights the significance of journaling as a tool for self-discovery and healing. In this conversation, Kimberly Geason discusses the journey of recovery from eating disorders and the importance of forgiveness and moving forward. She emphasizes that recovery is not a linear process and that healing relationships with food is essential. Kimberly also highlights the joy and playfulness that can be brought into cooking and eating. She encourages individuals to seek support and reminds them that they are not alone in their struggles. Additionally, she emphasizes the value of finding guidance from those who have walked the path before. Kimberly also addresses the challenges of weight gain and offers strategies for making peace with food. She emphasizes the importance of building confidence and trust in oneself and being gentle during the process. Finally, she discusses setting goals and focusing on what brings joy and fulfillment in life.





    Takeaways



    Recovery from an eating disorder is a gradual process that requires self-awareness, self-compassion, and trust in oneself.

    Making peace with food involves listening to the body's needs and allowing oneself to enjoy a variety of foods without guilt or restriction.

    Self-love and self-compassion are essential in the journey of healing from an eating disorder.

    Journaling can be a powerful tool for self-discovery and processing emotions. Forgiving yourself and moving forward is a crucial step in the recovery process from eating disorders.

    Recovery from eating disorders is not a linear journey and may involve ups and downs.

    Healing relationships with food involves bringing joy, playfulness, and creativity into cooking and eating.

    Seeking support and knowing that you are not alone in your struggles is essential for recovery.

    Finding guidance from those who have walked the path before can provide valuable insights and support.

    Making peace with food and accepting weight gain as part of the healing process is important.

    Building confidence and trust in yourself is key to overcoming challenges in recovery.

    Being gentle with yourself and embracing uncomfortable situations can lead to growth and healing.

    Setting goals and focusing on what brings joy and fulfillment in life can contribute to a positive recovery journey.

    Being kind to yourself and embracing each new day with a positive attitude is essential for progress in recovery.



    Kimberly Giesin

    Certified Feminine Embodiment Coach - School of Embodied Arts,

    Bachelors Degree in Culinary Arts and Business Management - Culinary Institute of America, NY

    20+ year ED recovery and survivor. I spent many years of my life disconnected and disassociated from myself and my body. In healing from my eating disorder, I learned to come back home to me and really tap into the magic and wisdom that lives within.

    Now I get to support other women in claiming this for themselves. Through 1:1 coaching sessions and embodiment practices, I support women in reconnecting to their truth, power and intuition, enabling them to truly live the life of their dreams.

    https://kimberlygiesin.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090836664115

    https://www.instagram.com/kimberly.giesin/





    https://www.onepercentbetter.ca/

    • 49 min

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