The Appetite Episode #15: Mothers, Grandmothers, and Great-Grandmothers, The Women Who Got Us Here An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast In this heartfelt and vulnerable conversation, host Carter Umhau, MA, LMHCA, asks Opal Co-Founders Lexi Giblin PhD, CEDS, Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD, CD, and Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS about who they were when they were younger…

The Appetite Episode #14: The Humanity Behind Leadership: Inspiration, Vulnerability, Strength, and Relationship  An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Opal co-founders Lexi Giblin PhD, CEDS, Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD, CD, and Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, join together with host Carter Umhau, LMHCA to reflect and debrief after a transformative experience at the MUSE Conference–a yearly gathering…

The Appetite Episode #13: How to Eat in a Food-Obsessed World An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Today we’re talking about the ever-conflicting messages American culture gives us about what and how to eat. We explore the potentially detrimental nuances of fad diets like Whole 30, detoxing, and the idea of “eating clean,” highlighting the work…

The Appetite Episode #12: What is Health? An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast What is health and how do we get it? Today we challenge the idea that this question can be answered in a one-size-fits-all way. We explore today’s obsession with health, challenging how much of a moral issue health has become, and how we might be able…

The Appetite Episode #11: Dr. Anita Johnston: Myth, Storytelling, and Seeking Metaphor in Your Relationship to Food An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Dr. Anita Johnston joins us to talk about how to learn more about your relationship with food by looking through the lenses of myth, storytelling, and metaphor. Author of Eating in the Light…

Bonus Episode: Poet and The Appetite Host Carter Umhau on Healing Through The Creative Process An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast In this special bonus episode, our very own host, Carter Umhau, LMHCA, shares her work as a poet, reading five works from her collection. Her writing touches on themes of friendship, birth and grief, being…

The Appetite Episode #10: Targeting Emotional Loneliness: An interview with RO DBT Creator Dr. Thomas Lynch and Erica Smith Lynch An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy has been a big topic on The Appetite…but today RO DBT creator Dr. Thomas Lynch and his wife and colleague Erica Smith Lynch join us…

The Appetite Episode #09: Sally Revere – The Role of Temperament and Body Wisdom in Sport Performance An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast In this conversation about the influential position a coach has on an athlete’s life and performance, Opal Co-Founder Kara Bazzi LMFT, CEDS and Carter Umhau, LMHCA interview Sally Revere, head Cross Country and…

The Appetite Episode #08: Sport and Performance: Exploring the Athletic Temperament through a Radically Open DBT lens An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast What are the temperamental factors that make a good athlete? Today, Opal Founders Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD, CD, and Lexi Giblin PhD, CEDS, and host Carter Umhau, LMHCA talk…

The Appetite Episode #07: Erin Harrop, MSW, BS on Weight Stigma, Fatness, & an Intersectional Lens into Eating Disorders An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Erin Harrop is a doctoral student at the University of Washington who uses a Health at Every Size®, anti-oppression, and critical feminist lens to explore the intersection of weight stigma and…

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