Dear Coach, Let’s get re-acquainted. I know there’s been some tension in our relationship and I’m hoping we can clear the air by getting to understand each other better.  This is what I assume about you: you are doing your best. period. I also assume that some days you probably enjoy the influence you have…

  Last week, the New York Times published a brave post by distance runner Mary Cain. She is boldly using her voice (and her justified anger) to advocate for change in sport culture. We are so grateful for this story and others that bring awareness to the harm that is done when coaches and sport…

The Appetite Episode #55: Exercise + Movement Styles: A Roundtable Conversation An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast     How would you describe your style of exercise or workout? Opal: Food + Body Wisdom’s Co-Founders, Dr, Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS, Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, and Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD-S, CD talk with host Carter Umhau, LMHC…

The Appetite Episode #54: Working Out: What Are the Grey Areas? An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast     What does it look like to pursue movement or working out while recovering from a fraught or disordered relationship to your body? Opal: Food + Body Wisdom Co-Founder Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS and host and therapist Carter…

On June 2nd, in support of World Eating Disorder Action Day, Balance ED Treatment published “Redefining Wellness” an ebook for teenagers. The book is a response to the Weight Watchers’ campaign targeting teenagers and encouraging them to diet and lose weight. This ebook is a collection of contributions from HAES and non-diet professionals aimed to redefine…

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 #40: Exercise Avoidance An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast   In a culture that moralizes exercise and reveres star athletes, avoiding exercise can elicit discomfort (at best) and at worst, can induce loads of personal shame. In this episode, Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS (Opal’s Co-Founder and head of the Exercise + Sport Program)…

The Appetite Episode #23: Was I Only Fast Because I Was Anorexic? An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast Does weight really matter when it comes to sport performance? Host Carter Umhau, LMHC, and Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS explore culture around food and body within the sport world, and the idealization of the athlete. Kara–Clinical Director and…

The Appetite Episode #17: Athletic Identity – an Exploration with Riley Nickols, PhD An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast It’s common to hear messages in the sports world like “More is better!” “No pain, no gain!” or “Keep pushing!” Sports Psychologist Riley Nickols,PhD, Director of The Victory Program at McCallum Place, joins Opal Co-Founder Kara Bazzi,…

The Appetite Episode #16: Who Am I? The Role of Identity in Food, Body Image, and Sport An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast This episode is all about identity. Opal: Food + Body Wisdom Co-Founders, Lexi Giblin PhD, CEDS, and Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, and Host Carter Umhau, MA, LMHCA discuss topics of identity development and…

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