147 episodes

Real talk. Real insights. Real stories of recovery helping people stop fighting food and their body since 2012.

Welcome to Recovery Warriors podcast channel. Where many voices come together to share the one great journey to full eating disorder recovery.

With a unique lineup of shows, your food, body, and self-esteem struggles are covered from every angle. Balancing science and soul, we tell stories and share evidence-based research behind what it takes to recover from restriction, anorexia, bulimia, over-exercising, binge eating, chronic dieting and disordered eating. Not only that, we also cover the underlying trauma, limiting beliefs, and painful emotions that keep you trapped in cycles of feeling powerless and stuck.

It’s exhausting constantly thinking about food and worrying about your weight. You, dear warrior, don’t have to live like this. Together, let’s march forward into a future where you’re living, breathing proof that recovery is possible.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 513 Ratings

Real talk. Real insights. Real stories of recovery helping people stop fighting food and their body since 2012.

Welcome to Recovery Warriors podcast channel. Where many voices come together to share the one great journey to full eating disorder recovery.

With a unique lineup of shows, your food, body, and self-esteem struggles are covered from every angle. Balancing science and soul, we tell stories and share evidence-based research behind what it takes to recover from restriction, anorexia, bulimia, over-exercising, binge eating, chronic dieting and disordered eating. Not only that, we also cover the underlying trauma, limiting beliefs, and painful emotions that keep you trapped in cycles of feeling powerless and stuck.

It’s exhausting constantly thinking about food and worrying about your weight. You, dear warrior, don’t have to live like this. Together, let’s march forward into a future where you’re living, breathing proof that recovery is possible.

    [Beyond Body] Letting go of a food and exercise checklist: Errin Witherspoon's story of creative healing and relinquishing control

    [Beyond Body] Letting go of a food and exercise checklist: Errin Witherspoon's story of creative healing and relinquishing control

    LAST CALL to APPLY for the Beyond Body 6 month body image accelerator. Applications close midnight, March 1st. Request an invite to apply here. 
    "I was using food and exercise as a way to get control of something, anything. Because the rest of my life felt completely out of control."
    In this episode, we're honored to have a courageous voice join us – Errin Witherspoon, an amazing alumni of our Recovery Warriors programs.  She takes us through the transformative arc of her journey, and how she found power in her passion of art and creativity in recovery. 
    As we dive deep into conversation, Errin shares her battle with various forms of eating disorders and the relentless pursuit of a control that seemed perpetually out of reach, up until the pivotal moment therapy shed light on her quest for control through food and exercise.
    Throughout, Errin explores the importance of embracing imperfection, both in our creative endeavors and our body image healing process, and reflects on her newfound career, peace, and the blossoming of her relationships and artistic expression - all fruits of her liberation from the shackles of her eating disorder.
    So tune in, draw strength from Errin’s story, and learn how her journey towards self-acceptance and embracing imperfection might illuminate your own path to recovery.
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    BEYOND BODY is now open for applications! 
    What exactly is Beyond Body?
    Beyond Body is 6 month body image accelerator program that provides the guidance, structure, practices, and support you need to make peace with negative body image.
    It's a premium high-touch program for women in their mid to late 30's, 40's, and 50's who want to come alive and feel more confident and empowered in the skin they're in. With the right approach, skills, and support, your body doesn't have to hold you back from deeper intimacy, connection, and confidence in your relationships and career.
    The program consists of tangible practices you can call on for the rest of your life and an intimate group format for deep learning, healing, and integration.
    How do I apply for Beyond Body?
    Request an invite to apply ​here​. Applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis. Limited seats are available. 
    When does access to Beyond Body begin?
    Beyond Body officially starts on March 17, 2024. On this date, you'll kick start your 6 months of transformational work with individual guidance from Recovery Warriors team and Jessica Flint through live calls, workshops, and daily community support inside the Courage Club.
    Click here to request an invite to Beyond Body
    CONNECT WITH ERRIN WITHERSPOON 
    Errin on InstagramErrin's Official Website
    CONNECT WITH RECOVERY WARRIORS 🖤
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    • 35 min
    [Beyond Body] Saying goodbye to the SCALE with Tiffany Folk

    [Beyond Body] Saying goodbye to the SCALE with Tiffany Folk

    LAST CALL to APPLY for the Beyond Body 6 month body image accelerator. Applications close midnight, March 1st. Request an invite to apply here. 
    "I thought my body was the problem and that once I lost weight, the eating disorder would disappear. That didn't happen."
    Fellow warrior and Courage Club member Tiffany Folk returns to the podcast channel to open up about her life-long struggle with body image, and how she's come to a place of focusing on what her body does for her, over how it looks.
    Take a listen as she candidly shares the pressures that once led her to strive for an unrealistic body ideal – and the profound impact this had on her mental health and relationships, particularly with her children.
    We'll also dive into a pivotal moment of transformation for Tiffany as she recounts her decision to say goodbye to the scale, a symbol of her long-time body image battle. This act marked a significant step in her path towards recovery and self-acceptance, and hear how she's currently navigating a major scale-related trigger.

    Prepare to be inspired by Tiffany's discussion on the importance of self-acceptance, joyful movement, navigating recovery curveballs, surrounding yourself with a positive support system, and embracing the natural changes our bodies go through. 
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    BEYOND BODY is now open for applications! 
    What exactly is Beyond Body?
    Beyond Body is 6 month body image accelerator program that provides the guidance, structure, practices, and support you need to make peace with negative body image.
    It's a premium high-touch program for women in their mid to late 30's, 40's, and 50's who want to come alive and feel more confident and empowered in the skin they're in. With the right approach, skills, and support, your body doesn't have to hold you back from deeper intimacy, connection, and confidence in your relationships and career.
    The program consists of tangible practices you can call on for the rest of your life and an intimate group format for deep learning, healing, and integration.
    How do I apply for Beyond Body?
    Request an invite to apply ​here​. Applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis. Limited seats are available. 
    When does access to Beyond Body begin?
    Beyond Body officially starts on March 17, 2024. On this date, you'll kick start your 6 months of transformational work with individual guidance from Recovery Warriors team and Jessica Flint through live calls, workshops, and daily community support inside the Courage Club.
    Click here to request an invite to Beyond Body
    CONNECT WITH RECOVERY WARRIORS 🖤
    Check out articles on Website Follow on InstagramLike us on FacebookLearn more about the Podcast

    • 31 min
    [Beyond Body] Running ON EMPTY: Finding freedom after decades of bulimia, diet pills, and restriction

    [Beyond Body] Running ON EMPTY: Finding freedom after decades of bulimia, diet pills, and restriction

    LAST CALL to APPLY for the Beyond Body 6 month body image accelerator. Applications close midnight, March 1st. Request an invite to apply here. 
    "True recovery means that I can eat anything, and trust myself not to purge or compensate afterward." - Kim
    Today we're diving deep with Courage Club member and fellow warrior, Kim. Take a listen as she shares her intense battle with societal pressures, body image, and eating disorders - and the extreme measures and substances she took to get there.
    She peels back the curtain on the harsh reality of external comments on our bodies and how these offhand remarks can deeply affect confidence, body trust, and self-perception.
    Through her story, Kim also sheds light on the staggering financial and emotional costs of her struggle with body dissatisfaction—estimating she's spent over $100,000 over 20 years. Hear why she now prefers to invest in herself and into programs like Beyond Body instead. 
    But it’s not all about the challenges. Kim's journey is also one of resilience—a testament to the power of assertiveness, respectful communication, and the courage to set boundaries around food and body comments in her life. By turning to intuitive movement, self-care, and healing, Kim has transformed her struggle into strength, offering a beacon of hope for those on a similar path.
    Take a listen as we navigate through Kim's experiences—from her early influences on the high school track team, to her collegiate battles with anxiety and disordered behaviors, all leading up to her transformative healing.
    Prepare to be moved, inspired, and equipped to embark on your own journey of body image healing.
    _______________________________________
    BEYOND BODY is now open for applications! 
    What exactly is Beyond Body?
    Beyond Body is 6 month body image accelerator program that provides the guidance, structure, practices, and support you need to make peace with negative body image.
    It's a premium high-touch program for women in their mid to late 30's, 40's, and 50's who want to come alive and feel more confident and empowered in the skin they're in. With the right approach, skills, and support, your body doesn't have to hold you back from deeper intimacy, connection, and confidence in your relationships and career.
    The program consists of tangible practices you can call on for the rest of your life and an intimate group format for deep learning, healing, and integration.
    How do I apply for Beyond Body?
    Request an invite to apply ​here​. Applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis. Limited seats are available. 
    When does access to Beyond Body begin?
    Beyond Body officially starts on March 17, 2024. On this date, you'll kick start your 6 months of transformational work with individual guidance from Recovery Warriors team and Jessica Flint through live calls, workshops, and daily community support inside the Courage Club.
    Click here to request an invite to Beyond Body
    CONNECT WITH RECOVERY WARRIORS 🖤
    Check out articles on Website Follow on InstagramLike us on FacebookLearn more about the Podcast

    • 50 min
    [Beyond Body] 5 SCIENCE-BACKED methods to improve body image

    [Beyond Body] 5 SCIENCE-BACKED methods to improve body image

    LAST CALL to APPLY for the Beyond Body 6 month body image accelerator. Applications close midnight, March 1st. Request an invite to apply here. 
    Hack your brain to heal your body image. 🧠
    Dr. Carolyn Becker is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor at Trinity University at the Center for the Sciences and Innovation and co-creator of The Body Project.
    Through extensive research, she has discovered methods that you can practice in your daily life that are scientifically proven to make a positive difference. These are empirically backed meaning not only have these methods been found to improve body image by one researcher, but multiple researchers have been able to independently replicate these findings.
    She's here to share five of methods you can start implementing in your life to go from theory, to practice, to mastery today.
    _______________________________________
    BEYOND BODY is now open for applications! 
    What exactly is Beyond Body?
    Beyond Body is 6 month body image accelerator program that provides the guidance, structure, practices, and support you need to make peace with negative body image.
    It's a premium high-touch program for women in their mid to late 30's, 40's, and 50's who want to come alive and feel more confident and empowered in the skin they're in. With the right approach, skills, and support, your body doesn't have to hold you back from deeper intimacy, connection, and confidence in your relationships and career.
    The program consists of tangible practices you can call on for the rest of your life and an intimate group format for deep learning, healing, and integration.
    How do I apply for Beyond Body?
    Request an invite to apply ​here​. Applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis. Limited seats are available. 
    When does access to Beyond Body begin?
    Beyond Body officially starts on March 17, 2024. On this date, you'll kick start your 6 months of transformational work with individual guidance from Recovery Warriors team and Jessica Flint through live calls, workshops, and daily community support inside the Courage Club.
    Click here to request an invite to Beyond Body
    CONNECT WITH DR. CAROLYN BECKER 👥
    Dr. Carolyn Becker at Trinity UniversityEat Without Fear: Harnessing Science to Confront and Overcome Your Eating Disorder by Dr. Carolyn Becker, Dr. Nicholas Farrell, and Dr. Glenn WallerTherapy PracticeCONNECT WITH RECOVERY WARRIORS 🖤
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    • 29 min
    [Beyond Body] Jessica Flint's story: FEAR OF BEING SEEN, hormonal issues, and guarded intimacy

    [Beyond Body] Jessica Flint's story: FEAR OF BEING SEEN, hormonal issues, and guarded intimacy

    LAST CALL to APPLY for the Beyond Body 6 month body image accelerator. Applications close midnight, March 1st. Request an invite to apply here. 
    "I don't want this shackle to hold me back anymore because I want to experience life. I want to win the game of life. Not be on the court worrying about my hair, because in the end none of that truly matters."
    Grab a tea as Jessica spills the tea on a body insecurity driven by a hormonal condition that has been her shackle to experiencing true intimacy and vulnerability in a romantic relationship.
    _______________________________________
    BEYOND BODY is now open for applications! 
    What exactly is Beyond Body?
    Beyond Body is 6 month body image accelerator program that provides the guidance, structure, practices, and support you need to make peace with negative body image.
    It's a premium high-touch program for women in their mid to late 30's, 40's, and 50's who want to come alive and feel more confident and empowered in the skin they're in. With the right approach, skills, and support, your body doesn't have to hold you back from deeper intimacy, connection, and confidence in your relationships and career.
    The program consists of tangible practices you can call on for the rest of your life and an intimate group format for deep learning, healing, and integration.
    How do I apply for Beyond Body?
    Request an invite to apply ​here​. Applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis. Limited seats are available. 
    When does access to Beyond Body begin?
    Beyond Body officially starts on March 17, 2024. On this date, you'll kick start your 6 months of transformational work with individual guidance from Recovery Warriors team and Jessica Flint through live calls, workshops, and daily community support inside the Courage Club.
    Click here to request an invite to Beyond Body
    CONNECT WITH RECOVERY WARRIORS
    Check out articles on the Website Follow on InstagramLike us on FacebookLearn more about the Podcast

    • 1 hr 11 min
    [Beyond Body] 5 INTENSE emotions that come up when healing body image

    [Beyond Body] 5 INTENSE emotions that come up when healing body image

    LAST CALL to APPLY for the Beyond Body 6 month body image accelerator. Applications close midnight, March 1st. Request an invite to apply here. 
    "At the most basic level, everyone who's struggling with an eating disorder, is struggling with a profound sense of disconnection and shame."
    In this episode you'll learn about five intense emotions that come up in body image healing work and the eating disorder recovery process. 
    With the right emotional processing and regulation skills, you can get to a place where you can embrace their intensity without turning to behaviors, and have deeper wisdom into what their underlying messages are communicating to you.
    THE FIVE EMOTIONS:
    AnxietyDisconnectionShameDepressionAnger_______________________________________
    BEYOND BODY is now open for applications! 
    What exactly is Beyond Body?
    Beyond Body is 6 month body image accelerator program that provides the guidance, structure, practices, and support you need to make peace with negative body image.
    It's a premium high-touch program for women in their mid to late 30's, 40's, and 50's who want to come alive and feel more confident and empowered in the skin they're in. With the right approach, skills, and support, your body doesn't have to hold you back from deeper intimacy, connection, and confidence in your relationships and career.
    The program consists of tangible practices you can call on for the rest of your life and an intimate group format for deep learning, healing, and integration.
    How do I apply for Beyond Body?
    Request an invite to apply ​here​. Applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis. Limited seats are available. 
    When does access to Beyond Body begin?
    Beyond Body officially starts on March 17, 2024. On this date, you'll kick start your 6 months of transformational work with individual guidance from Recovery Warriors team and Jessica Flint through live calls, workshops, and daily community support inside the Courage Club.
    Click here to request an invite to Beyond Body
    FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Norman Kim  
    LinkedInBrandilyn Tebo  
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
513 Ratings

513 Ratings

Deirdre Tshien ,

Love this!

Recovery Warriors is like a comforting companion that never overdoes it with preachy advice. Its genuine approach to dealing with recovery provides thoughtful insights and empathetic encouragement that really resonates, making it a noteworthy listen. Deirdre

Bassoonspoon ,

Hands Down Best Recovery Podcast

This is only my second time ever writing a podcast review, but this podcast is too good not to share its amazingness! As someone who has struggled with an eating disorder since a young age, found solid recovery for 9ish years, but now find myself again in the eating disorder's nasty grasp, the Recovery Warriors podcast collection is like a salve to my soul. I’ve been making my way through the available episodes oldest (2/10/22) to newest, and am sad I’ll be caught up within the next few weeks and will have to wait patiently for new episodes. Jessica has an INCREDIBLE gift of speaking to a large podcast audience with varied lived experiences, yet somehow making it extremely relatable and helpful, no matter what stage of recovery you are in. She is so kind and understanding of the struggle, while giving hope that it’s not just possible, but worth it to find lasting recovery. The Equipped to Recover episodes with Kristina I’ve listened to so far (there’s a lot more I’m looking forward to getting to) and equally incredible and give me so much hope. The lessons and actionable steps from each episode are like gems of wisdom that have helped me momentously as I navigate the process of recovery. So many of the phrases and little nuggets they share are “aha moments” that stick in my brain, and truly help me see things in a different way, shift my thought process, and fight back against the eating disorder. Some of the episodes have also been great to share with loved ones to help them better understand the struggle, and how to best be supportive. I cannot thank Jessica enough for creating the Recovery Warriors company, and for everything you do to make this free podcast available. I will forever be grateful to everyone who makes this possible. Everyone, eating disorder history or not, should listen to this podcast.

gretch1978 ,

So helpful!

This podcast is so helpful. I appreciate the encouragement!

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