117 episodes

The Appetite is a podcast by the founders of Opal: Food+Body Wisdom, an eating disorder treatment center in the University District of Seattle, WA. Psychologist Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS, Marriage and Family Therapist Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD, CD, will meet every other week to discuss all things food, body, movement, and mental health.

Learn more about us at www.opalfoodandbody.com.

The Appetite Opal: Food+Body Wisdom

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 124 Ratings

The Appetite is a podcast by the founders of Opal: Food+Body Wisdom, an eating disorder treatment center in the University District of Seattle, WA. Psychologist Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS, Marriage and Family Therapist Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD, CD, will meet every other week to discuss all things food, body, movement, and mental health.

Learn more about us at www.opalfoodandbody.com.

    Aging and the Body: An interview with Connie Sobczak of The Body Positive

    Aging and the Body: An interview with Connie Sobczak of The Body Positive

    Connie Sobczak of The Body Positive gives us this wise nugget: "Aging is something we get to do, if we are lucky." Julie Church, Opal's Co-Founder and Nutrition Director, discusses with Connie the many considerations that arise as we age, covering the topics of appearance, body image, health, and self-care.  Listen here for invitations to gratitude, non-judgement, and consciousness that can start at any stage of life and help ease one into the gift of aging.  Connie shares openly about how she personally navigates aging with her eating disorder recovery and personal commitment to embodiment.
     
    Links from show:  
    Maya Angelou interviews About the 70s  and About the 80s
    The 5 Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Fully Living

    Connect with Connie:  
    www.thebodypositive.org
    ConnieSobczak.com
    Connie's book:  Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!) 
    Connie's artistic booklet, Bodies of Nature/Nature of Bodies 

    Medium.com essay, Experience Over Appearance. 

    TEDx talk link: Embracing Your Critical Voice: The Gateway to Self-Love

     
    Connect with Opal: 
    www.opalfoodandbody.com
    Thank you to our team...
    Editing by David Bazzi
    Music by Aaron Davidson: https://soundcloud.com/diet75/

    • 43 min
    Tired of the Perfectionism Hustle?

    Tired of the Perfectionism Hustle?

    Are you a "perfectionist" who is exhausted and tired of hustling for your worth? Or perhaps you have entered perfectionism recovery but remain in a long term battle with compulsive perfectionistic striving? Either way, this podcast is just the ticket for you! Take a listen to Lexi Giblin, PhD, Maggie Ritnour, LMHC, LCAT, ATR-BC, RYT, CEDS and Noni Vaughn-Pollard, NDTR, MHC-LP chat about the difference between perfectionism and excellence, the importance of celebrating achievements, and shame as the birthplace of perfectionism. Lexi, Maggie and Noni look through a radically open dialectical behavior therapy (RO DBT) lens to shed light on the topic. Along the way, you will get the inside scoop on the origin story of the Opal mascot: The Owl.
    To find Noni and Maggie, go to: Roots Art Therapy at
    https://www.rootsarttherapy.nyc/
    @afroandappetite
    @rootsarttherapy
    Connect with Opal: 
    www.opalfoodandbody.com
    Thank you to our team...
    Editing by David Bazzi
    Music by Aaron Davidson: https://soundcloud.com/diet75/

    • 56 min
    Power of Sharing Your Recovery Journey: An Interview with Amelia Boone

    Power of Sharing Your Recovery Journey: An Interview with Amelia Boone

    Part 3 of a 3 part series: "Creating Social Change in the Sport World"  Episode 3:  Power of Sharing Your Recovery Journey-- Most people who struggle with disordered eating or an eating disorder grapple with how much and to whom they share their struggle with. Amelia Boone, a world class obstacle racer and ultrarunner, is no exception. Amelia talks about her “why” of sharing vulnerably and openly about her recovery journey with an eating disorder to her social media community.  Listen as Kara Bazzi, co-founder and Clinical Director of Opal, and Amelia talk about the risks and rewards of sharing your story, both in the public and private domains. They explore how to discern when to speak up and when to set personal boundaries in service of your recovery. To get to know Amelia more:   http://www.ameliabooneracing.com/
    @arboone11
    Connect with Opal: 
    www.opalfoodandbody.com
    Thank you to our team...
    Editing by David Bazzi
    Music by Aaron Davidson: https://soundcloud.com/diet75/
     

    • 47 min
    Power of Writing: An Interview with Elizabeth Carey

    Power of Writing: An Interview with Elizabeth Carey

    Part 2 of a 3 part series: "Creating Social Change in the Sport World"  Episode 2:  Power of Writing-- Diet culture messages pervade all media- from advertisements, to magazines, to Instagram and TikTok. It’s no exception in the sport world- harmful, antiquated messages pop up everywhere that perpetuate disordered eating and body image distress. These harmful messages promote a particular athlete body ideal, overemphasizing the connection between weight and performance. Elizabeth Carey, author, writer and running coach, is determined to change the narrative in media and is taking meaningful action. As a journalist and author, she uses her experience in the sport of distance running, along with her talent and opportunities, to boldly combat the destructive myths that public forums of media serve us. Listen in as Kara Bazzi, Opal co-founder and Clinical Director, talks with Elizabeth about the power of writing to create necessary change. You will leave feeling inspired by hope in the “turning of the needle” that is happening in media, along with considering a personal invitation to use writing as a tool for individual change and healing. To learn more about Elizabeth Carey's work:  www.elizabethwcarey.com   Connect with Opal:  www.opalfoodandbody.com
    Facebook
    Instagram: @opalfoodandbody
    Youtube
     
    Thank you to our team...
    Editing by David Bazzi
    Music by Aaron Davidson: https://soundcloud.com/diet75/

    • 42 min
    Power of Coaches: An Interview with Marie Davis Markham and Robyn McGillis of Wildwood Running

    Power of Coaches: An Interview with Marie Davis Markham and Robyn McGillis of Wildwood Running

    Part 1 of a 3 part series: "Creating Social Change in the Sport World" Episode 1: Power of Coaches-- The "win at all costs" sport culture needs to retire and be replaced by the "whole person athlete" culture. In this episode of The Appetite, Opal co-founder and Clinical Director Kara Bazzi, talks with two coaches who are doing just that-- actively working towards the "whole person athlete" sport culture. Listen as Marie Davis Markham and Robyn McGillis share their story as coaches who developed a community of learning called Wildwood Running to make an impact beyond their respective sport teams in the Portland, Oregon area. Wildwood Running's mission is to guide, empower, connect and educate young female runners and coaches that impact young female runners. Coaches and athletes, tune in to be inspired and learn that a healthy sports culture is possible! To learn more about Wildwood: www.wildwoodrunning.com
    Connect with Opal: 
    www.opalfoodandbody.com
    Facebook
    Instagram: @opalfoodandbody
    Youtube
     
    Thank you to our team...
    Editing by David Bazzi
    Music by Aaron Davidson: https://soundcloud.com/diet75/
    Administrative support by Camille Dodson

    • 39 min
    Christy Harrison: Path to Writing and Being Anti-Diet

    Christy Harrison: Path to Writing and Being Anti-Diet

    We're excited to bring you our conversation with Christy Harrison MPH, RD, CEDRD author of Anti-Diet and host of the Food Psych podcast. Many of you might know of Christy's work, but might not know what led her to shift her career from working as a journalist reporting on food sustainability to becoming an anti-diet dietitian, author, and host. She breaks down her personal journey with food and eating disorder recovery and how it ultimately led her to write Anti-Diet, a culmination of her research on the history of diet culture, its roots in systems of oppression, Health at Every Size, intuitive eating, and so much more.
     
    Connect with Christy:
    Website URL: https://christyharrison.com/
    Instagram Handle: https://www.instagram.com/chr1styharrison/
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/christyharrisonnutrition
    Twitter Handle: https://twitter.com/chr1styharrison
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/food-psych/id700512884
    Book: Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating 
    Podcast: Food Psych
     
    Connect with Opal: 
    www.opalfoodandbody.com
     
     
    Thank you to our team...
    Editing by David Bazzi
    Music by Aaron Davidson: https://soundcloud.com/diet75/
    Administrative support by Camille Dodson

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

felddanie ,

Thorough, insightful, valuable, unique.

the information this podcast shares is useful for individuals and clinicians alike. the conversations are honest and informative and concepts are explained in the most human of ways. i really hope they bring this pod back!

MATT@CYB ,

Amazing Podcast!!

Lexi, Kara, & Julie, hosts of The Appetite, know how to discuss health and wellness for every day people. They offer expert advice for listeners! 5/5!

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Lexi, Kara & Julie, hosts of The Appetite podcast, highlight all aspects of health, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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