The Appetite Episode #53: Meet Zoe: Pet Therapy at Opal An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast     If you’ve had a pet at some point in your life, you may be aware of the inherently therapeutic presence of that animal in your life. But what happens when a pet spends most of their days in…

The Appetite Episode #46: Self-Care in Practice: An Interview with Sibel Golden, PhD An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   “Self-care” is practically a buzzword these days as more people embrace the importance of creating space for self-restoration. But what does “self-care” look like beyond bubble baths and treating yourself? Sibel Golden, PhD–psychotherapist and eating disorder…

The Appetite Episode #45: The Art of Non-Productivity An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast    Are you good at doing absolutely nothing at all? In mainstream American culture, the values of productivity and accomplishment can be so front and center that the need for rest and play can take the backseat or—worse—be deemed useless. Opal Co-Founders…

The Appetite Episode #42: Sexual Appetites An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast    Have you considered how a deepening connection to your body’s desire for food may impact your body’s sexual appetites as well? Longtime Opal therapist Tahney Jones, LMHC, CEDS joins Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS and host Carter Umhau, LMHC in an exploratory conversation around…

The Appetite Episode #38: Love Tour: Matters of the Heart An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Love is in the air! Embrace new ways of thinking about the different kinds of love in your life by joining Opal’s “love tour.” All three of Opal’s Co-Founders–Julie Church, RDN, CEDS, Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, and Dr. Lexi Giblin,…

The Appetite Episode #30: Opal x Armoire: Making over the Makeover An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   As the second of a two-part series, this episode will literally take you inside the dressing room and in front of the mirror with The Appetite. Exploring self-expression and her identity through style, host Carter Umhau, LMHC gets…

The Appetite Episode #29: Retail Therapy: Style + Self Expression (Part 1) An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast What would you wear if you were more concerned with self-expression than you were about something “flattering” or “thinning”? Drawing from her experiences doing “retail therapy” outings with clients, Dr. Lexi Giblin describes the psychology of clothing beyond…

The Appetite Episode #28: Around the Table with Mark Canlis An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Mark Canlis, third generation co-owner of Canlis–a Seattle fine dining institution, Relais & Chateau property, and James Beard award winning restaurant–joins Kara, Julie, and Carter to share stories–and food!–in the spirit of Thanksgiving. As the women of the Appetite…

The Appetite Episode #27: A Story of Grief: Arlene Thomas, LMFT on Loss and Transformation  An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   In Part 1: Good Grief, we discussed processing grief through ritual and how grief is part of our relationships with food and body.  For Part 2,  Clinical Director and Opal Co-Founder Kara Bazzi and…

The Appetite Episode #26: Good Grief An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   Have you ever considered that maybe your unprocessed grief could be keeping you from the transformations you’re desiring in your life? Opal Co-Founders Julie Church, RD,CD, CEDRD, Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS and Lexi Giblin, PhD., CEDS join host Carter Umhau, LMHC to explore…

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