106 episodes

Welcome to Recovery Bites, a podcast that welcomes voices in the field and voices of lived experience, to get real about recovery.

Join host Karin Lewis, MA, LMFT, CEDS for episodes featuring candid interviews with experts in eating disorder and mental health recovery. Listeners can look forward to new perspectives, meaningful conversations, diverse connection, and compelling personal narrative that make a powerful difference in how we live.

Episodes focus on life beyond recovery, the good and the not-so-good, the successes and the challenges, and the authentic accounts of recovered lives. Not their whole story…just bites!

Recovery Bites Karin Lewis, MA, LMFT, CEDS

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 75 Ratings

Welcome to Recovery Bites, a podcast that welcomes voices in the field and voices of lived experience, to get real about recovery.

Join host Karin Lewis, MA, LMFT, CEDS for episodes featuring candid interviews with experts in eating disorder and mental health recovery. Listeners can look forward to new perspectives, meaningful conversations, diverse connection, and compelling personal narrative that make a powerful difference in how we live.

Episodes focus on life beyond recovery, the good and the not-so-good, the successes and the challenges, and the authentic accounts of recovered lives. Not their whole story…just bites!

    Art is the Highest Form of Healing with Meghan Morris-Weberling

    Art is the Highest Form of Healing with Meghan Morris-Weberling

    In this episode, Karin welcomes Meghan Morris-Weberling, ceramic artist, sculptor, and devotee of the organic process, to the show for, “Art is the Highest Form of Healing."

    Join Karin and Meghan for a discussion on the relationship between art and recovery, the uniqueness of the word “recovery,” the inward and outward components of recovery, Meghan’s experience of motherhood and recovery, the intertwining of “hope” and “showing up,” the effects that trying to “fit-in” have on the soul, and much more!

    Meghan Morris-Weberling is a ceramic artist, sculptor, and devotee of the organic process. With deep reverence for nature, her work bears witness to its formal evolution. Each piece is unique and reverberates with the impulse to grow.

    Meghan’s experience farming for a number of seasons enhanced her intuitive captivation with visual, cyclical change, and this informs her work greatly.

    After studying Philosophy and Ceramics at Skidmore College, and completed her MFA in Portland, Oregon, at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She is currently based in Cambridge, MA, where she continues to create a body of ceramic work ranging from bud vases to abstract sculpture.is an artist, working in clay to make primarily vessels and sculptural abstract organic forms.

    Learn more at www.karinlewisedc.com/podcast/episode105

    • 41 min
    Radical Responsibility with JD Ouellette, MS

    Radical Responsibility with JD Ouellette, MS

    In this episode, Karin welcomes JD Ouellette, MS, educator turned eating disorder professional, to the show for, “Radical Responsibility.”

    Join Karin and JD for a conversation on the importance of early family intervention, the role of psychoeducation for supports, how Family-Based Treatment (FBT) supports and changes the family system, the ways in which the eating disorder “voice” is the loudest voice, challenging parental fears of perpetuating harm for their child, setting boundaries with children, radical responsibility that comes with lived experience, and much more!

    JD Ouellette, MS is an educator turned family mentor who came into this work after helping her youngest child fully recover from an eating disorder using FBT, which ignited JD’s passion for access to evidence-based care. She became active in online family support communities, writing, attending and speaking at conferences. JD’s fervor for sharing with other parents through educating and mentoring eventually led her to open her own peer coaching practice.

    Learn more at www.karinlewisedc.com/podcast/episode104

    • 40 min
    I'm Not Broken, I'm Just Gay with Lindsey Magner, MMFC-T (she/her)

    I'm Not Broken, I'm Just Gay with Lindsey Magner, MMFC-T (she/her)

    In this episode, Karin welcomes Lindsey Magner, MMFC-T (she, her), Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in trauma, LGBTQIA+, attachment, non-traditional family structures, relationships, and life transitions for our newest episode of the show.

    Join Karin and Lindsey for a conversation on the challenges of feeling broken and finding authentic self, the spiritual experience of loving your body, love as a feeling as opposed to an action, the intersection of eroticism and embodiment, examining pleasure outside of the confines of societal and religious beliefs, embracing sexual and spiritual transformation in recovery, recognizing the harm of performative lifestyles, inner child work, societal demands for self-denial, non-traditional family structures, the sanctity of truth, the act of “showing up” for yourself and others, what recovery is to Lindsey, and much more!

    Lindsey Magner, MMFC-T (she/her) believes that trauma is at the heart of much of our suffering. Her vocational pull towards counseling is rooted in her personal experience of walking through her trauma, addiction, and eating disorder; alongside therapists of her own, which saved her life.

    Learn more at www.karinlewisedc.com/podcast/episode103

    • 53 min
    Starving the Soul... Metaphorically Speaking with Dr. Anita Johnston, Ph.D., CEDS-S

    Starving the Soul... Metaphorically Speaking with Dr. Anita Johnston, Ph.D., CEDS-S

    In this episode, Karin welcomes Dr. Anita Johnston, Ph.D., CEDS-S, clinical psychologist, certified eating disorders specialist and supervisor, author of "Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling," and eating psychology pioneer with a passion for working with eating difficulties for over thirty-five years.

    Join Karin and Dr. Johnston for a discussion on the transformational power of collective healing practices, what it means to “belong” as opposed to “fitting in,” the use of metaphors from a therapeutic standpoint, shifting one’s understanding of triggers, holistically addressing hunger, Anita’s best selling novel, “Eating in the Light of the Moon,” and much more!

    Learn more at www.karinlewisedc.com/podcast/episode102

    • 48 min
    A Compassionate Conversation on Suicide with Dr. Katie Gordon

    A Compassionate Conversation on Suicide with Dr. Katie Gordon

    We are honored to welcome our next guest, Dr. Katie Gordon, licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy to the show for "A Compassionate Conversation on Suicide."

    Prior to working as a therapist, Dr. Gordon was a professor for ten years. She was recognized as an Inspiring Teacher for her classes about psychopathology, empirically-supported therapy, and cultural diversity. Dr. Gordon is a mental health researcher who has published over eighty scientific articles and book chapters on suicidal behavior, disordered eating, and related topics. She co-hosts Psychodrama Podcast, blogs for Psychology Today, and shares mental health information through her website, kathrynhgordon.com. Dr. Gordon's first book, “The Suicidal Thoughts Workbook”, was published in July of 2021.

    Join Karin and Dr. Gordon to discuss statistics on suicide, the risk factors for suicide, safety plans for those at risk, compassionately validating the emotional components of suicidal thoughts, skills for clinicians and supporters, and toxic societal messages.

    Learn more at https://www.karinlewisedc.com/podcast/episode101

    • 44 min
    Diving Into Gender Literacy with Schuyler Bailar (he/him)

    Diving Into Gender Literacy with Schuyler Bailar (he/him)

    For our 100th episode, Karin is honored to be joined by Schuyler Bailar (he/him), internationally-celebrated inspirational speaker, author, advocate for trans inclusion, body acceptance, and mental health awareness, and the 1st trans athlete on an NCAA D1 men's team.

    Join Karin and Schuyler for a discussion on gender literacy, gender affirming treatment, the different phases of transition, therapeutic and medical gatekeeping, Schuyler’s gender literacy course LaneChanger.com, the trauma from misgendering clients, the origins of Schuyler’s first novel “Obie is Man Enough” and much more.

    Schuyler Bailar (he/him) is an author, activist, Life Coach and the 1st trans athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team. Throughout his journey, but particularly in high school, Schuyler struggled with issues of body image and self-esteem, often battling with disordered eating and self-harm. In therapy, it became clear that Schuyler’s real struggle was with gender identity and that he was transgender. Schuyler’s difficult choice – to transition while potentially giving up the prospect of being an NCAA Champion – was historic. His story has appeared everywhere from 60 Minutes to The Washington Post. Schuyler’s tireless advocacy has earned him numerous honors including LGBTQ Nation’s Instagram Advocate for 2020. In 2021, Schuyler also released his first middle-grade novel, "Obie Is Man Enough". Schuyler also launched his gender literacy series LaneChanger.com, an educational resource accessible to every school, business, and team.

    Learn more at www.karinlewisedc.com/podcast/episode100

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Linda and Jack Mazur ,

Recovery Bites is Remarkable!

Karin Lewis is an amazing podcast host. She is extremely knowldegeable, compassionate, and dedicated to helping others with eating disorders and other mental health conditions. Karin is open, sometimes sharing her journey and lived experience as a person who suffered with anorexia, and as a therapist. Priceless. We were honored to be guests on one of her podcasts. Karin could not have been more respectful and compassionate when interviewing us. Her producer, Jen Glavin, was also especially helpful, professional and kind. A truly heartwarming experience. A wonderful resource. A must listen!

Gohoneybear! ,

Excellent interview

I really enjoyed the Marya Hornbacher interview. I've listened to other podcasts that she's done and frankly, those other hosts were removed or unfamiliar. Your interview was 2 friends talking, which is the best way to do an interview. Thanks for this!

Recovery Author ,

Recovery Bites is excellent!

Excellent Podcast! So real, professional and interesting!

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